National parks


Ku-ring-gai is bound by Garigal National Park in the east, Lane Cove National Park in the west and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the north.

Garigal National Park

Enjoy beautiful bush scenery, water views and rich heritage at Garigal National Park. Davidson Park on the north side of Middle Harbour near Roseville Bridge is a popular spot for picnics, boating and fishing.

Map: Garigal National Park

Lane Cove National Park

The Lane Cove River winds through a peaceful bushland valley at Lane Cove National Park. While swimming is not advisable, there’s still plenty to do – why not take a stroll along the bank or hire a row boat? You can also stay overnight at Lane Cove River Tourist Park.

Map: Lane Cove National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

The waterways around Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are its greatest asset, with sunken river valleys, tree-covered headlands, wild estuaries and sheltered coves. On weekends you’ll find houseboats, yachts, cruisers, dinghies and even canoes making their way through the clear waters. The park is also home to some spectacular lookouts, including Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

Map: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park