Combine eco friendly kayak paddles with bushwalking in Sydney’s Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park trails and take a mixed journey experiencing Pittwater’s unique natural environment from land and water. Launching from our Northern Beaches Bayview beach side marina location, paddle a double or single hire kayak to a remote beach or cove, stow your craft and equipment and explore the unrivalled scenic splendor featuring native wildlife and vegetation, breathtaking vistas and historic aboriginal areas. These mixed journeys vary in duration of time and level of difficulty and suit many different levels of fitness and experience.
Elvina Bay – Bush Track (2 hrs 30 min) & Paddle (1 hr 30 min)
Waterpools, pools and rainforests are the main features of this track, providing a refreshing addition to your paddle across to Elvina Bay. A moderate 4.6km circuit track, the bushwalk features Aboriginal rock engravings, a large rock platform known as a tesselated pavement and a small rainforest waterfall. From the top of the waterfall, there's a pool large enough to swim in - and one of the best views in the park, a bird’s eye view of the Pittwater waterway back across Elvina Bay towards the Northern Beaches.
More trail information available at http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/elvina-track-walk.html
Towler’s Bay – Bush Track (2 hrs) & Paddle (2 hrs)
This track might be a steep walk, but it's along the ridge tops - and the views are definitely worth it! Through heath land and woodland to Towler’s Bay (formerly known as Morning Bay) lookout, there's a magnificent view up and down Pittwater. After this, head back down the track and veer off to Woody Point for more great views of The Basin and northern Pittwater. For a more recreational walk, just do the trail loop and head up an easy bushwalk up to Towler’s Bay Cottage.
More trail information available at http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/towlers-bay-walk.html
Resolute Beach – Bush Track (1 hr 30 min) & Paddle (5 hr)
A long distance paddle past the Basin and a challenging bushwalk, this track takes you around the landscape of West Head and it’s a great way to see two major Aboriginal sites. Starting from the Resolute Beach picnic area, the trail rewards you early, passing Aboriginal rock engravings on the way. Keep going down a spur through woodland to a lookout on the edge of the escarpment, you continue down a steep slope to an Aboriginal occupation site at the iconic Red Hands cave. From the bottom of the slope, you can take the foreshore track to Great Mackerel Beach and retrace your steps back to the Resolute Track, or detour down a steep rainforest gully back to your landing spot at Resolute Beach.
More trail information available at http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/headland-track-resolute-track.html
Currawong Beach at The Basin – Partial Bush Track (1 hr) & Paddle (5 hrs.)
Paddle northward up to the Basin, with its sandy beach, inner lagoon and campsite, this destination is one of the park's most popular attractions. At the northern end of the Currawong beach, you'll find a service trail leading back to The Basin Track. Near the start of that track, look for a wooden walkway - it leads to one of the best Aboriginal engraving sites in the park, including superb figures of people, fish and kangaroos. The main track can also takes you across the heath land of the plateau and down through tall forest to The Basin to enjoy its many amenities before heading back homewards.
More trail information available at http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/the-basin-track-and-mackerel-track.html
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