Bobbin Head track

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 45 mins

5 km One way

94 m

Moderate track
This walk from the Turramurra entry to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this is an alternative way to get down to Bobbin Head. This walk mostly follows the old road down to Bobbin Head, starting along the flat management trail with its red dirt and high heath. About halfway along, the track becomes steeper as it winds down the hill, and then joins up with a bush track leading through the rocks to Warrimoo track, which you then follow to Bobbin Head.

Maps for the Bobbin Head track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bobbin Head track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bobbin Head track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.6km has short steep hills. The remaining (420m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 420m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (200m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 3.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 3.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.4km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 3.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bobbin Head track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bobbin Head track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bobbin Head track walk starts at the Int of Bobbin Head Road and the Bobbin Head track (gps: -33.687867, 151.15228)
Your transport options to Int of Bobbin Head Road and the Bobbin Head track are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

The Bobbin Head track ends at the Bobbin Inn (gps: -33.659696, 151.15912)
Your main transport option to Bobbin Inn is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂