Garigal National Park Tours
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Stretching for around 2,200 hectares along Sydney’s North Shore, the Garigal National Park has long served as a popular escape for city dwellers. A network of walking trails make hiking and bushwalking the top activities within the park, with the most scenic choices including the Cascades Track, the Heath Track, the Frenchs Creek falls and the Bungaroo bushland reserve.
Other popular pastimes include rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and canoeing or kayaking at the Narrabeen Lake. There are also ample picnic and BBQ areas dotted throughout the park, including the Davidson Park Picnic Area on the banks of the Middle Harbour River. Garigal National Park is also renowned for its rich Aboriginal heritage and around 100 Aboriginal sites can be found within the park, including some striking rock art.
The Garigal National Park is located in Forestville, along Sydney's Upper North Shore, around 12km north of downtown Sydney.
Address: Healey Way, Forestville NSW 2087, Australia
Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30am -5:30pm
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Garigal National Park
Discover Sydney’s green side on this 4-hour small-group eco tour and paddle your way around the Middle Harbour on a kayak. Admire the lush scenery as you cruise through the Garigal National Park, learn about the region’s diverse eco-systems from your guide and tuck into a delicious picnic lunch (included) on the beachside. With full instruction and all equipment included, this tour is suitable for all skill levels, including first-timers.
Escape the tourist trail as you paddle your way around Sydney’s Middle Harbour on this 3-hour self-guided tour. After picking up your rental kayaks and mastering some basic techniques, set off on an independent adventure, getting close to wildlife in the Garigal National Park or exploring some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. With all equipment and full instruction included, this kayak rental is ideal for all skill levels, including first-timers looking for an adventure.
As civilisation slips away the true beauty of our harbour and it's wildlife will open up before you. This guided experience will only run when there is a large morning high tide, as this will allow us to venture well in between the grey mangroves of Sugarloaf Bay, Scott's Creek or Bantry Bay This guided experience starts and finishes at Sydney Harbour Kayaks at the Spit Bridge, Mosman, only 8 km (20 mins) from Sydney's CBD. This experience only will be run when there is a very high-tide in the morning, as this allows us to explore deep under the canopy of the mangroves.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Garigal National Park hours of operation?
Garigal National Park hours of operation: Tues-Sun 9:30am -5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Garigal National Park?
The best ways to experience Garigal National Park are:
- Half-Day Sydney Middle Harbour Guided Kayaking Eco Tour
- Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Double Kayak
- Middle Harbour Mangrove Explorer
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