If you ever need to stand way up high and drink in some fantastic, uplifting views… can I recommend West Head Lookout in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park?
This is one of the most magnificent lookouts in Sydney, and highly recommended as a place to bring visitors as well as to visit with the family.
I visited West Head Lookout recently as part of the Sydney Out Back Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise. (Much more about that to come next week.)
The marvellous thing about a tour is having an expert guide. Our guide was Paul who told us a great deal about the history of West Head, especially it’s use as a garrison during the Second World War.
Paul also told us a great deal about the trees around West Head Lookout.
So where is West Head Lookout?
The Lookout is the most easterly point of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.
Let’s have a look at the map:
To get there, you need to drive through the national park and to pay the park entry fees. Follow the sealed West Head Road to the Lookout.
Parking: There is a car park at the Lookout, it’s then a short 50m walk down to the lookout itself.
Picnic spot nearby: The resolute Picnic Area is a 1.9km walk away from the Lookout.
Accessiblity: Good, fully accessible
See also: There’s an Aboriginal Discovery Walk from resolute picnic area, also a great playground at Bobbin Head, plus Bobbin Head Information Centre and the Kalkarri Visitor Centre.
To read more on these and what else to do in the park, go to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park website here.
Or take a day long tour with Sydney Out Back, website here.
Stand by for more posts about Ku-ring-gai Chase national park and the wonderful day trip with Sydney Out Back.
There’s such a lot of beauty on our doorsteps here in Sydney.
What’s your favourite lookout in Sydney?