West lookout to the North

West Head lookout is located at one of Sydney’s largest national parks, Ku-ring-gai Chase, about an hour away from the center of Sydney.

GPS to West Head Lookout where you’ll be driving along W Head Rd as you get to your destination point. Drive all the way to the end of the road but as you get closer to the end, slow down because there should be a last right turn  where you will need to make to park at the Resolute Picnic Ground. There will be sign but most cars will not see this until they drive to the end and have to turn back. So when you know you’re nearing the end of W Head Rd, slow down and look out for the sign to turn right ! (Do drive safely !)

To enter the National Park, you will need to pay for park entry which costs $12 per vehicle for a full day.

Here, there are several walking tracks which you can choose. The Aboriginal Heritage walk departs from the Resolute Picnic park taking you past Aboriginal rock art and then to the West Head lookout.

Kuring gai Chase National Park

At this lookout, you can enjoy incredible views of the ocean and Barrenjoey Head  at Palm Beach.

Kuring gai Chase National Park

We decided to trek further to get to the other side but because it was late in the afternoon, the tide has risen so it was difficult to get to the other side. So we went back after a couple hours of bushwalking.

Kuring gai Chase National Park

Kuring gai Chase National Park

Kuring gai Chase National Park

Kuring gai Chase National Park

If you’re unsure which route to take, I still recommend visiting. Just do short walks along the clear path. We kind of went ahead of ourselves going through bushes thinking there was a path was still a bit unclear and got lost for a bit. But in the end, we found our way back. The area isn’t too bad. Just make sure to follow the tracks which are clear and visible.

Kuring gai Chase National Park

Photographs captured by :  Jen Pham

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