Bobbin Head Boardwalk

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15 mins

552 m Return

17 m

Very easy
This is a short and pretty walk that can be enjoyed by everyone. It makes a nice addition to a picnic or paddle at Bobbin Head. Starting from the southern end of the Bobbin Head picnic area, you will enjoy great views of Cockle Creek from the bridge, then meander along the boardwalk through the mangroves. There are information signs to help you learn more about the environment and plenty of opportunities to see the mangroves and crabs up close.

Maps for the Bobbin Head Boardwalk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bobbin Head Boardwalk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bobbin Head Boardwalk

Accessibility summary information for the Bobbin Head Boardwalk

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 1 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 3 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 20m apart, with a maximum gap of 30m.
Hazards: There are 4 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Wheelchair Rough There is a single ramp to access the path from the car park. The concrete ramp is 1.2m wide. The ramp is in a marked parking bay and may be blocked by a car. Found about 0m into the walk.
      Wheelchair Steep The bridge over Cockle Creek is 1.8m wide, has 1m high handrail and a timber decking. The steepest section is 5.3° (1:10 or 9.2% grade). The bridge is 40m long. Found about 100m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard Approximately 120m of elevated timber boardwalk has no handrails, edge capping or markings – there is a risk of falling from the boardwalk. The board walk is 1.7m wide, with approximately 2cm gaps between boards. Found about 160m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard A section of board is missing leaving a 7cm gap in the boardwalk. Other gaps on this section of the walk may develop. Found about 260m into the walk.

Accessibility Details

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 552 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 1/6

Very easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


This whole walk, 280m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 280m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 280m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 280m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 280m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 280m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bobbin Head Boardwalk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bobbin Head Boardwalk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bobbin Head Boardwalk walk starts and ends at the South End of Bobbin Head Park (gps: -33.663293, 151.15709)
Your main transport option to South End of Bobbin Head Park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂