|West Head Lookout Track|
From Resolute Picnic Area, this walk heads out to West Head Lookout, with magnificent views across the Hawkesbury River and Lion Island. The track is a direct route which passes through classic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park bushland. This walk offers a great way to avoid competing for parking at West Head Lookout, while enjoying more of the park. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for West Head Lookout Track
Map of Walk
Map of West Head Lookout Track
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Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795 www.lands.nsw.gov.au
Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)Print a map and track notes here
Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)
Cross sectional view of the West Head Lookout Track bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the West Head Lookout Track bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
This whole walk, 950m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 820m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 130m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
This whole walk, 950m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 950m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 950m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 820m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 130m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Campsites in the park
The Basin campground
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to West Head Lookout Track.
Weather and Park info
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 7 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.