Willunga Trig Walk
Guringai Country

40 min to 1 h 20 min

1.4 km
return

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Moderate track
On this walk you will visit the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. At the top of the hill is an old trig point and some stunning panoramic view. On a clear day, there is an uninterrupted 180-degree view across large parts of the park, including Pittwater to the east and distant glimpses of Sydney city on the horizon, far to the south. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Willunga trackhead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
On the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock outcrop on the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Distant views from the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Thick heath vegetation on the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
A rocky section of the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glimpses through the trees on the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Climbing to the Willunga trig point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Views of Pittwater from the end of the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pittwater from the Willunga trig point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Subtle colours on the Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The Willunga trig point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Part of the panoramic view from the Willunga trig point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock stack at the end of Willunga track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.6183571,151.2642304)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom
  • Turn on to Booralie Road then drive for 80 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto McCarrs Creek Road and drive for another 5 km
  • Turn left onto West Head Road and drive for another 350 m
  • Turn slight left onto West Head Road and drive for another 5.9 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From West Head Rd, at the 'Willunga Track' signpost (~4.8km north from the intersection with 'General San Martin Dr'), the walk heads around the gate past the 'Willunga Track' information sign and follows the overgrown management trail. After a while the track climbs more steeply and narrows to arrive at the top of the hill at the old Willunga trig point, on an unfenced rocky outcrop.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 710 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 710 m to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.
About 15 m past the end is "Willunga trig view".
Willunga trig view
Willunga trig view

The Willunga trig view is at the end of the Willunga Track, off West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This viewpoint is an informal, unfenced lookout from a rock outcrop. You get a fantastic 180degree panoramic view over the national park, including views of the ocean and Pittwater to the east and distant glimpses of the city to the south. This is the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
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The Willunga trig view is at the end of the Willunga Track, off West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This viewpoint is an informal, unfenced lookout from a rock outcrop. You get a fantastic 180degree panoramic view over the national park, including views of the ocean and Pittwater to the east and distant glimpses of the city to the south. This is the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

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Terrain
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Willunga Trig Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.4 km
Time 40 min to 1 h 20 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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