The Basin Campground - Kuring Gai National Park NSW

Walking tracks reveal rugged scenery, quiet beaches and a wealth of wildflowers and birdlife. There are several picnic areas, some providing gas and electric barbecues, but no open fires are permitted within the park. Larger picnic shelters at Bobbin Head can be booked through the Sydney North Region Information Centre. You can see Aboriginal rock art on The Basin, Echidna and Red Hand tracks. Chase Alive volunteers conduct guided walks (phone 9472 9300). Camping is permitted only at The Basin; camping fees apply and bookings are essential {phone 9974 1011). Access is via water taxi or ferry from Palm Beach; landing fees apply. There are marinas at Bobbin Head and Akuna Bay, and boat ramps at Appletree Bay and Akuna Bay. Historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach offers stunning views of Broken Bay and the coast {access by uphill walking track; no facilities (toilets or drinking water) at lighthouse site; for lighthouse tours phone 9472 9300).
Access 26 km north of the Sydney CBD. Access to the western side is from Bobbin Head Road via the Pacific Highway (from the south), or from Ku-ring-gai Chase Road via the F3 Freeway (from the north}. Access to the eastern side {West Head) is via Mona Vale Road. Vehicle entry fee applies. Wheelchair access: hard
You can get to this beautiful spot by ferry from Palm Beach. The ferry is accessible with assistance, and the ferry crew is always helpful.
The Basin is well known for its sheltered sandy beach and inland lagoon. It's the only place you can camp in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and is also a popular picnic spot for day visitors. It can accommodate 400 people, and has a public telephone and drink vending machine.
Activities: swimming, mountain biking, walking, birdwatching
Getting there: Choose from one of the following options:
1. Take the ferry which departs regularly from Palm Beach Wharf.
2. If you own a boat, anchor in the sheltered bay opposite the picnic and camping area.
3. Drive or ride your mountain bike through the park to West Head, then walk or cycle along the 2.8km Basin Track to The Basin. Note that vehicle entry fees apply for cars.
Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets, cold showers, amenities block, drinking water, public phone
Bookings: Bookings are essential. Fill in an online application form or contact staff on 02 9974 1011 to discuss your requirements and arrange a booking. WALK IN ONLY : Closest point to drive and park is on sealed roads, from there it is on foot to the campsite. 32 km NNE of Sydney. By ferry from Palm Beach Wharf or hire a water taxi. You own a boat can be anchored in the bay opposite the camping area. Walk or mountain bike in along Basin track. No car access to the actual camp site. There is a long walk into this campsite. This is a very well established campsite with large open areas. Toilet blocks and even a vending machine are available.

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The Basin Campground
The Basin Track - W
Kuring Gai National Park NSW 2541
P: 02 99741011
GPS:S33 36 13,E151 17 34
GPS:S33 36.2168,E151 17.5698

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