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

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Day Trip from Sydney
from £132.94
Travel just 45minutes north of Sydney to explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on a full-day tour by land and water. Discover sacred Aboriginal sites, hidden waterfalls and remote beaches during a 2.5-hour scenic cruise on our 70 seat power catamaran through the untouched waterways of the National Park and see what Sydney Harbour looked like prior to colonisation  by the English settlers.  Learn about indigenous traditions and ancient Aboriginal rock carvings. You also visit West Head lookout, home to the only place where five separate waterways intersect. With numbers limited to 22 people, this small-group tour provides an in-depth experience of these iconic locations.
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In Brief

Sydney, Australia
8 hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia

Headed just 45 minutes north to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Stop At: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004 Australia

An immersive scenic drive through the National Park to West Head Lookout

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: West Head Lookout, West Head Rd Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

See the spectacular view of Broken Bay including Lion Island, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach, migrating whales, and more

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Akuna Bay, Liberator General San Martin Dr Close to D'albora Marina, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2083 Australia

Sydney's most exclusive marina set in the middle of the pristine landscape of the National Park

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales Australia

Arrive at Akuna Bay for 2.5 hour scenic cruise

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004 Australia

A visit to one of Sydney's most significant Aboriginal rock art sites where you will receive interpretation of images over 5,000 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Return bus trip back to Sydney

Duration: 1 hour


  • Morning and afternoon tea refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Sydney CBD hotels and Circular Quay for Manly based guests
  • Entry/Admission - Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
  • Entry/Admission - Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Harbour


  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Centrally located Sydney hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring walking shoes and a camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very interesting tour - the guide, Paul, was VERY knowledgeable and entertaining. This tour included a cruise of the bay in the park and aboriginal sites and a lunch. We learned alot. I would recommended this tour highly for everyone vacationing in the Sydney area.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
This is an all day tour broken into three main parts, each part was totally different and totally wonderful. I highly recommend this.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Our guide was wonderful, accommodating all the needs each of us had. Easy walk and relaxing boat ride. Thank you!
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
Paul was absolutely amazing. His knowledge of the park was outstanding. His explanation of aboriginal sites was clear, informative, and respectful of the culture. He allowed adequate time to appreciate and explore the sites visited during the tour. Do this one!
• Submitted 03 Jul 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
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
Absolutely wonderful day! We saw jellyfish and flying fish. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Great tour!
• Submitted 08 Apr 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.
• Submitted 18 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
• Submitted 08 Mar 2019
It was a wonderful day, scenery, history, information, culture experience was top notch. Well done Paul and John.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
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 USA
• Submitted 08 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.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
A great experience! Highly recommend
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
This tour by Sydney Ouyback tours was a nice smalll group and off the beaten path. The park is rich in aboriginal history and our guides Paul and Jeff were extremely knowledgeable. Te views were breathtaking and they have special permission to access a sacred area with multiple rock carvings and pictures that are thousands of years old. The boat ride was nice where we could again see ancient pictures made by the aboriginals
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
The guides are passionate about sharing knowledge. They also helped people connect with each other. They welcomed and interacted well with a child who was on the trip. The overlook is beautiful. The drawings are sacred. Take this trip it will be one of your highlights.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2018
Amazing tour with seasoned informative personnel. Everyone played a part in making the group feel comfortable and well informed in a casual informal style.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2018
Nice tour through the park, definitely learned a lot about the Aboriginal people, and a pleasant day on the water. Paul is definitely very passionate and knowledgeable - an overall very good guide and a nice guy. I'd recommend this trip. A little pricey, but it's a great way to spend a day.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
Excellent tour
• Submitted 28 Jan 2018
This was a very interesting tour. The tour guide really knew his stuff and was passionate about everything we saw on the tour.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
This gem of a day trip is not to be missed. This National Park is hidden gem offering a peek into the country's aboriginal heritage. A knowledge and friendly crew. It is worth the time to put this experience on your itinerary. We included our 13 and 11 years old kids and they were engaged throughout the day.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2017
A very interesting tour! Loved every minute of it.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
since my daughter and i were only going to sydney she was on a business trip and i tagged along but we wanted to see some of the less developed areas, a friend of mine from australia recommended that we visit ku-ring-gai. and we were not disappointed. the tour was small only about 15 and our guide was fantastic. we left sydney and in about an hour, we were in the park. we started out on a boat cruising the river and saw aboriginal rock drawings and had lunch that was a kangaroo burger, beef burger and a chicken wrap. the scenery was beautiful. after the boat cruise we took the van to an area that is an aboriginal meeting area where we saw more rock carvings and some interesting rock structures. really enjoyed this tour.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
We enjoyed the tour immensely. Pauls easy-going demeanor, Brians expert driving and Lukes navigation of the waters helped make the tour a very pleasant one. Paul was an excellent tour guide. His unhurried pace and expert explanation of what were seeing and observing was welcomed. We also like the fact that Paul continues to work with the aboriginal people solidify trust and to allow continued visits to their sacred grounds. Ill definitely recommend the tour to my friends and family. Thank You for a wonderful tour.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
This was one of the best tours I have ever been on! Absolutely breathtaking scenery, amazing tour guides - Paul and his partner - and just an experience we'll never forget. All the details were worked out perfectly.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
Enjoyed this tour very much.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017

In Brief

Sydney, Australia
8 hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

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