West Head Lookout
West Head Lookout
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Ashlee K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A gorgeous view- unfortunately we visited whilst they have temporarily placed fences up for safety repairs so it isn't as picturesque.
Written 13 November 2022
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GLENN R
Tamworth, Australia336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Magnificent views of Barrenjoey, Pittwater and Lion Island, well worth the trip.

Picnic and BBQ facilities available and clean toilets. Parking is at a premium on the weekend.
Written 21 June 2022
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CanyonerOz
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This is one of my 'go to' places to take international & interstate visitors to Sydney.
The views & birdlife are what makes it.
Written 10 May 2022
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MosesPH
1,530 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I had long heard of West Head but had never ventured to see. A drive on a Saturday this year fixed that! You'll have to drive into the national park but its an easy drive and lovely bushland surrounds. Once you get to the look out, you won't be disappointed - a view of Palm Beach, the coastline and our beautiful Pacific Ocean. Even on a cloudy day you can appreciate the beauty of nature and Sydney. There are a few trails where you can do bush walks.
Written 18 February 2022
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Richard C
St Clair, Australia156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Have been hear twice before, Resolute Beach and Aboriginal rock art....time for a new beach and swim. West Head Beach this time.
Love the bush walk down to West Head Beach, going down easy coming back a little more difficult so bring plenty of water and expect to stop and rest if not fit, stairs up really work the calves..
Park fees apply $12 for the day, get there fairly early if you want a car spot.
Written 17 January 2022
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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I came out here over summer and was blown away. it was an incredible encounter with natural beauty and the glories of Sydney's Western coastline and bush!
Written 11 November 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This is a lookout point set deep inside the Ku-ring-gai National Park, rather than a bushwalk. Once inside the park, there are several bush walking trails that you can also do afterwards. The lookout has panoramic views, sweeping across Pittwater and taking in Lion Island, Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Palm Beach. Even if you’ve seen it before, it is always beautiful and strikes you every time as stunning.
It would be very difficult to access this park without a car. Public transport is not very easy and even if you caught a bus to the park’s entry, the lookout point is still a long way in. If you are driving, access to the lookout is easy. You can park very close to the lookout and there is a short paved path leading to the headland.
The viewing area is large with information boards and plenty of space for children to run around safely. There are also a few bench seats – we sat there and shared our morning tea while looking out across the expansive views.
There is a lot of wildlife to be spotted in the area. At the lookout, you’ll see the native bush turkeys running and flapping around (keep any food well away from them). Later, on the walking trails, we saw kookaburras, an echidna and the very shy lyre bird.

WHAT TO TAKE: You will need to take the usual things like water, sunscreen and a hat. In summer, ’d also recommend insect repellent. Take any drinks, food or snacks with you (you won’t be able to buy any there). If you are planning on doing a bush walk afterwards, wear decent walking shoes. The area around the lookout is paved so you can wear whatever you like here but the bush walks are mostly dirt trails and can be rough in parts.

COST: To enter the National Park, there is a $12 admission fee. It’s only per car (not per person) and parking inside the park is free. If you are planning on going to other NSW National Parks, then you might like to buy the annual pass instead and it would be worth checking this out before you pay for the day pass.

ASK FOR A MAP: When you drive through the main gates, make sure you ask for a free map, which will show you all of the walking trails, the picnic area and the toilet block. At the same time, check to see if any of the trails are closed. On the day we went the Basin Trail and Salvation Loop were both closed. They marked these on the map for us which was great because this turned out to be very helpful later in the day. The bush trails range from steep with some level of difficulty (Flint and Steel Beach), to reasonably flat and easy (Challenger) but the map gives you all of this sort of information and will help you to pick a suitable one.
Written 22 July 2020
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Retento
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Fantastic views of Pittwater and Palm Beach, as well as Patonga on the Central Coast. Lots of great walks and hidden beaches. Very few people I know have visited this place, which is probably because it is on the very outskirts of the city and can take well over an hour to drive to if you live on the southern side of the bridge.
Written 7 March 2020
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Nath
Point Cook, Australia129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Firstly, this is not really possible for tourists without a car. But I t really does have some of sydneys best views....
Written 29 February 2020
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Bruce M
Sydney, Australia829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Take the turn off Macars creek road for the approx 12km road out thru the Kurringai national park to the lookout right at the end of the loop road
There are excellent views out to Lion Island, Barrenjoey Lighthouse/Palm Beach and directly opposite to the central coast village of Patonga.Take the loop ( half way back) thru Akuna Bay for some different scenery
Written 23 February 2020
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