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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Day Trip from Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Visit Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park for a day full of fun in the great outdoors just north of Sydney. Learn about indigenous traditions, and see ancient Aboriginal rock carvings and sacred sites. Join a 2.5-hour catamaran cruise through scenic waterways that lead to remote beaches and hidden waterfalls. Then visit West Head lookout and learn about the park's diverse plant and animal life. This small-group tour is limited to 22 people, ensuring an in-depth experience with your guides.
  • 8-hour tour of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, from Sydney
  • Admire the stunning scenery and local history of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • See Palm Beach, Lion Island and the Barrenjoey Lighthouse in the morning light from West Head lookout
  • Learn about the Guringai Aboriginal people and the fascinating ways they lived off the land
  • Access remote locations that can only be reached by boat during a 3-hour catamaran cruise
  • Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and samples of favorite Aussie snacks and bush tucker
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 22 people allows for a more customized experience with your local guide
Travel north in a comfortable climate-controlled minivan, crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge and driving for about 45 minutes until you enter Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
In the national park, your first stop is West Head lookout, a spot with sweeping views of Broken Bay, Pittwater and  Barrenjoey Headland's historic sandstone lighthouse. Hear stories about shipwrecks, pirates, smugglers, escaped convicts and the park’s importance during World War II. From afar, admire the beaches of the central coast and Lion Island, site of the largest population of little penguins in the Sydney area.
From your guide, learn about the Guringai people — the original residents of this region. Hear interpretations of Aboriginal customs and Dreamtime stories that speak of the origins of the world. Then take a guided walk around a remote Aboriginal heritage site that contains some of Australia's most important ancient rock carvings.
Drive to Akuna Bay for a 2.5-hour cruise through the park's remote waterways. From the 50-foot catamaran, look for exotic birds and marine life. You'll also come across one of Sydney’s most inaccessible waterfalls and pass by Aboriginal heritage sites that are only accessible from the water. While on-board, watch a 1-hour cultural presentation that includes hands-on Aboriginal skill demonstrations of the didgeridoo, hunting spears, woomera (spear-throwing device), fire making and more.
Warm up with morning and afternoon tea, and get a taste of the nation's snack foods when your guide breaks out some classic local treats. Recharge with a hearty lunch of typical Australian fare that features flavors found in bush tucker (food harvested in the wilderness). Tea, snacks and lunch are included.
Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Sydney, ending with your return in the late afternoon.

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shelly_silveria
, Apr 2019

Absolutely wonderful day! We saw jellyfish and flying fish. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Great tour!

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Sarah C
, Apr 2019

Stunning scenery, so peaceful and quiet, you felt like you were a million miles away. The group was nice and small so we got to appreciate it

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Nicholas B
, Mar 2019

Things started a bit slowly with pick up delayed but went well afterwards. Beautiful boat ride, sights, lunch and Paul was full of terrific local information. Respect for aboriginal sites was truly appreciated. We would recommend this tour.

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Anne K
, Mar 2019

tour guide was excellent and we were able to see painted aboriginal art on river banks and line drawings on a area of flat rocks. Trip included a river cruise. We enjoyed this informative trip very much thanks to our guide and the great scenery

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coltrickert
, Jan 2019

It was a wonderful day, scenery, history, information, culture experience was top notch. Well done Paul and John.

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gstalmayfield
, Oct 2018

Vendor called at 6pm the evening before saying that national park officials had determined that the park would be closed next day due to an anticipated weather threat.

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test
, Apr 2018

Organisers included an additional city tour after the trip. Organisers were dedicated to provide a good trip experience to everyone. However, for the price of the trip, I would recommend having more highlights in the national park to see. There were only 2-3 aboriginal highlights during the trip which I felt is quite lacking.

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vicentedel
, Apr 2018

Unforgettable experience One of the most wonderful excursions I've done in all my travels. Perfect organization, professional and didactic. All thanks to the great guide of Paul and his team of collaborators bus driver, captain of the boat who made us live an incredible day. Family trip and my wife as my daughter were impressed with the tour. Thank you, thank you very much Paul and his team for being great people and making us love and feel the Australian land.

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McCord
, Apr 2018

This is a must do in Sydney. Jeff, Paul, and Captain Rod provided an amazing experience especially being able to view Aboriginal art from the boat. Best land and water tour we have had. We even had the pleasure of meeting Pauls little princess. Well worth the price!
Cedric
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Barbara S
, Mar 2018

A great experience! Highly recommend


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