Heath and open woodland
Flora: banksia, scribbly gum, dwarf apple, mountain devil.
Fauna: pygmy possum, white-cheeked honeyeater, red browed firetail,
variegated wren, bush rat, jacky lizard
Flora: bloodwood, scribbly gum, angophora, geebung, flannel flowers.
Fauna: eastern spinebill, white-eared honeyeater, sugar glider,
swamp wallaby, longnosed bandicoot, brown antechinus, ring-tailed
possum ,echidna, lace monitor, leaf-tailed gecko.
Flora: Sydney peppermint, blackbutt, turpentine, blueberry ash,
Fauna: sacred kingfisher, golden whistler, grey fantail,
white-throated treecreeper, greater glider, brush-tailed possum,
lesser long-eared bat, Gould's wattled bat, diamond python,
red-bellied black snake.
Flora: grey mangrove, river mangrove.
Fauna: Australian water rat, white-faced heron, red-bellied black
Things to see and do
There are many walking tracks and picnic spots (bring your own gas
cooking equipment). There are 15 km of authorised horse trails
within the Terrey Hills and Duffys Forest area of the park.
9451 3479 for information.
You can also launch boats at Apple Tree
Bay and Akuna Bay. Boats can be hired at Akuna Bay and Bobbin Head.
You can visits the Kalkari Visitor Centre, staffed by the Chase
Alive Volunteer Team, it offers a theatrette with videos on
aboriginal culture and Australian animals, display on the the park's
wildlife, a three dimensional slide show, guided walks and other
activities. West Head is a prominent landmark and has outstanding
water views from its lookout.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Also adjoining the national park is the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower
Garden, a 124 hectares garden, that includes picnic areas,
playground, fern house, visitor centre as well as a variety of bush
Check out our listing of Ku-ring-gai
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.