Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Aboriginal Rock Art Tour from Sydney

Overview

Experience the wilderness, wildlife and Indigenous heritage of the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, north of Sydney. This full day tour includes a cruise along beautiful waterways, visits to sacred Aboriginal rock art sites, and a bush tucker-inspired lunch.

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CatherinebV6633LD (via TripAdvisor)

‘I had an amazing day on this tour. It nurtured my soul and I learnt so much about this beautiful part of our country. It was very thought provoking. Our guides were so accommodating and generous with their time in answering questions. Whether you live in Sydney or you are a visitor, don’t think twice about booking this tour. You won’t regret it.’

  • Duration:

    10 hours (approx.)

  • Runs:

    Mon, Thu, Sat

  • Departs at:

    8.00am

  • Departs from:

    Selected CBD hotels & Central railway station

Featured guest review

'I had an amazing day on this tour. It nurtured my soul and I learnt so much about this beautiful part of our country. It was very thought provoking. Our guides were so accommodating and generous with their time in answering questions. Whether you live in Sydney or you are a visitor, don’t think twice about booking this tour. You won’t regret it.' - CatherinebV6633LD (via TripAdvisor)

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  • Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Explore an area that is home to more than 1,000 Aboriginal heritage sites
  • Cruise the pristine waterways of the national park
  • Visit rock art sites that are only accessible by water
  • Maximum group size: 22.
  • Guided tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Pick-up from selected CBD hotels
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • National park entry fee
  • Visits to a number of Aboriginal heritage sites
  • 2.5-hour scenic cruise
  • Tea, coffee, snacks and lunch.

  • Whitney C – Via TripAdvisor

    Paul knows his stuff about Aboriginal history and his tour highlighting some very impressive areas was great. Enjoyed the very personal service due to small group. We took it on a cloudy, hazy day which didn't hurt the experience at all. Cool weather made the trip more enjoyable. Driving times in van supplemented with fun videos. Highly recommend this tour. A highlight of our week in Sydney.

  • CatherinebV6633LD – Via TripAdvisor

    I had an amazing day on this tour. It nurtured my soul and I learnt so much about this beautiful part of our country. It was very thought provoking. Our guides were so accommodating and generous with their time answering questions. Whether you live in Sydney or you are a visitor, don’t think twice about booking this tour. You won’t regret it.

  • LewisAnn – Via TripAdvisor

    We were the only Australians on this tour but we highly recommend this for all families to learn about our indigenous culture. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of the area we visited. He was so respectful of the the areas and encouraged the tour group to be as well. It was lovely to hear that he had engaged with the Aboriginal elders on where we could visit. The cave paintings and rock carvings were absolutely stunning.The scenery on the boat trip was magnificent and one of the highlights. The lunch was delicious. We highly recommend Aussies to do this trip as it truly is a hidden gem in Sydney.

  • I7244UNstephaniem – Via TripAdvisor

    I had a wonderful time on this tour. Paul, our guide, was very knowledgable about the Aboriginal culture, history and natural environment of the area. He seems very passionate about sharing his knowledge with visitors and we got to see some amazing art and artifacts, as well as the incredible natural beauty of the park. There were visitors from several countries and of all ages on our tour and Paul did his best to make sure everyone was accommodated and enjoying the day. I'd definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for a great day tour from Sydney!

  • Glen E – Via TripAdvisor

    Thank you Paul. We can’t praise your tour enough. This was a wonderful introduction to aboriginal culture and outback flora. The water excursion was unforgettable especially the rock painting. Likewise the carvings were stupendous.

  • Tour Highlights
    • Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    • Explore an area that is home to more than 1,000 Aboriginal heritage sites
    • Cruise the pristine waterways of the national park
    • Visit rock art sites that are only accessible by water
    • Maximum group size: 22.
  • What's Included
    • Guided tour with commentary
    • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
    • Pick-up from selected CBD hotels
    • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
    • National park entry fee
    • Visits to a number of Aboriginal heritage sites
    • 2.5-hour scenic cruise
    • Tea, coffee, snacks and lunch.
  • Guest Reviews

    • Whitney C – Via TripAdvisor

      Paul knows his stuff about Aboriginal history and his tour highlighting some very impressive areas was great. Enjoyed the very personal service due to small group. We took it on a cloudy, hazy day which didn't hurt the experience at all. Cool weather made the trip more enjoyable. Driving times in van supplemented with fun videos. Highly recommend this tour. A highlight of our week in Sydney.

    • CatherinebV6633LD – Via TripAdvisor

      I had an amazing day on this tour. It nurtured my soul and I learnt so much about this beautiful part of our country. It was very thought provoking. Our guides were so accommodating and generous with their time answering questions. Whether you live in Sydney or you are a visitor, don’t think twice about booking this tour. You won’t regret it.

    • LewisAnn – Via TripAdvisor

      We were the only Australians on this tour but we highly recommend this for all families to learn about our indigenous culture. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of the area we visited. He was so respectful of the the areas and encouraged the tour group to be as well. It was lovely to hear that he had engaged with the Aboriginal elders on where we could visit. The cave paintings and rock carvings were absolutely stunning.The scenery on the boat trip was magnificent and one of the highlights. The lunch was delicious. We highly recommend Aussies to do this trip as it truly is a hidden gem in Sydney.

    • I7244UNstephaniem – Via TripAdvisor

      I had a wonderful time on this tour. Paul, our guide, was very knowledgable about the Aboriginal culture, history and natural environment of the area. He seems very passionate about sharing his knowledge with visitors and we got to see some amazing art and artifacts, as well as the incredible natural beauty of the park. There were visitors from several countries and of all ages on our tour and Paul did his best to make sure everyone was accommodated and enjoying the day. I'd definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for a great day tour from Sydney!

    • Glen E – Via TripAdvisor

      Thank you Paul. We can’t praise your tour enough. This was a wonderful introduction to aboriginal culture and outback flora. The water excursion was unforgettable especially the rock painting. Likewise the carvings were stupendous.

What You Can Expect

This Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Aboriginal Rock Art Tour from Sydney is a wonderful introduction to one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Indigenous rock art sites in the country, you’ll be treated to some extraordinary cultural and historical experiences throughout your day in Ku-ring-gai Chase.

Once CBD hotel pick-ups have been completed, your tour will get underway. You’ll head north of the city in comfortable air-conditioned transport towards the Northern Beaches and stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, which covers an area of around 15,000 hectares. The park, which is bordered in part by the majestic Hawkesbury River, encompasses glorious coastline, verdant rainforest and scrubby bushland. The drive from Sydney will take around 45-minutes.

Your expert guide on this Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Aboriginal Rock Art Tour from Sydney will talk you through the history of the park, and also share his deep knowledge of the Indigenous culture and heritage that is so central to the region. You’ll get off the bus for a series of short walks to take in sweeping views over the surrounding waterways and visit a number of sacred Aboriginal rock art sites (of which there are more than a thousand spread across the park). You’ll see ancient rock carvings and hear the stories behind them from your guide.

Next you’ll board a 52-foot catamaran for a leisurely 2.5-hour afternoon cruise, which provides an entirely different perspective of the national park. Lunch will be served on board. The cruise will take you past rock walls rich with their own secret cache of Aboriginal rock art (only accessible from the water). All too soon the cruise will return to Akuna Bay Marina and you’ll board your bus for the return journey to Sydney.

Absolutely jam-packed with natural and cultural highlights, this relaxing and highly informative Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Aboriginal Rock Art Tour from Sydney is an unforgettable way to explore Australia’s second oldest national park.

 

Important notes

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of five.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour includes some walking on uneven surfaces, and a moderate level of fitness is required.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
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  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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