NSW Family Sunday Drive: Bobbin Head

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Pry your little ones off their screens, pack up the car, and load your family in. Use this Sunday for a special family drive—a chance to explore new parts of Sydney and beyond, see some gorgeous sights, and have some quality bonding time with the whole gang. Where to this weekend? Bobbin Head!

bobbin head

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Bobbin Head

You can find Bobbin Head inside the west end of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a 30km drive north of Sydney. Bobbin Head is a renowned picnic area- ideal for a little family lunch in the sunshine, a gentle bushwalk, some fishing, a BBQ, or a paddle in a boat.

picnic bobbin

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A Spot Of Lunch

There are plenty of BBQ’s and picnic tables, so pack some of your families favourite treats to enjoy. If you’d prefer to be waited on, head to the Bobbin Inn Cafe, or the Galley Foods Eatery where you can look out over the marina whilst enjoying some Mediterranean style food fresh from the local markets. There are 2 awesome picnic shelters available for hire— The Pavillion and The Station. The Pavillion can hold up to 100 people (plenty of room for a family get together or birthday party) and has waterfront views of Cowan Creek.


Source: The Pavillion Shelter, National Parks and Widlife

The Station is a little bit smaller but can hold up to 60 people, and is your typical low key BBQ or picnic area.


Source: The Station, National Parks and Widlife

Things To Do

Once you’ve eaten, there’s plenty of things to do, and lots of space for children to run around, kick a ball or start up a game of cricket! There’s a fully fenced children’s playground and walking tracks to name a few, and we suggest a stroll down the mangrove boardwalk behind the picnic area to spot some birds and wildlife. Opposite the Bobbin Inn cafe, you can rent a paddle boat on weekends and public holidays. You can get a 2 or 4 seater for either 30 mins or an hour, and prices range from $25-$40- give your legs a good workout with this one! If your keen for a Sunday afternoon of fishing, head to the Empire Marina where you can rent a small boat or ‘tinny’ to explore the inlets between Bobbin Head and Cottage Point.

Empire Marina Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Source: Empire Marina, National Parks and Widlife

Stuff You Should Know

Parking: Parking at the National park costs $12 per vehicle per day.
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset ( may close due to poor weather or fire danger)
Contact: Call (02) 9472 8949 or email [email protected]

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