Rock climbing and abseiling

Rock climbing, abseiling and bouldering are inherently dangerous recreational activities pursuant to the Civil Liability Act 2002, Division 5 Recreational activities, sections 5L and 5M.

Ku-ring-gai Council takes no responsibility for rock climbing, abseiling or bouldering within bushland reserves or parks.

Please note:

  • Rock-climbing, abseiling and bouldering within Ku-ring-gai is conducted at your own risk
  • Bolts and climbing infrastructure are not maintained by Council

When in Council bushland, care must be taken to minimise impacts to the environment, flora and fauna. Councils bushland reserves provide habitat for many species listed as threatened under state and federal legislation and impacts to threatened species or their habitats is an offence under section 118D of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

For information regarding the biodiversity of Ku-ring-gai, refer to the Ku-ring-gai Biodiversity and Riparian Lands study (pdf. 5MB)

Review of Council’s Unstructured Recreation in Bushland Strategy

Council is in the process of reviewing its’ Unstructured Recreation in Bushland Strategy.

If you would like to be kept up to date with developments and opportunities to be involved, please send your contact details to: or call 02924 0000.

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