Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is where the Hawkesbury River meets the sea: a tight cluster of secretive, winding creeks, sheltered beaches, hidden coves and wide expanses of deep blue water. You'll find heathlands on the sandstone ridges, dense forests on the slopes, and mangroves on the tidal mudflats.

The park's scenic beauty is combined with a rich Aboriginal heritage and a strong sense of history. So it's hardly surprising that millions of walkers, boaters, swimmers and picnickers have visited this icon Sydney park since it opened in 1894.

Along the Elvina Track Engraving Site is one of the largest engraving sites in Australia. It is found just inside the national park.

Park highlights

  • The rock engravings, hand stencils and other Aboriginal sites along the Resolute Track.
  • Historic Bobbin Head, with its picnic areas, marina and visitor centres.
  • The outstanding water views from West Head Lookout.
  • A day's outing on the ferry to The Basin, for a picnic and a swim around the lagoon or sandy beach.
Sources & Further reading
Author: M. H. Monroe
Last updated: 30/09/2011

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