Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Lion Island, Long Island and Spectacle Island Nature Reserves Plan of Management

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is situated within the Sydney Metropolitan Area, about 20 kilometres north of the centre of Sydney. Most of Barrenjoey Head is also part of the national park. Lion Island, Long Island and Spectacle Island Nature Reserves are located within the lower Hawkesbury River in close proximity to Ku-ring-gai Chase and consequently have been included in this plan of management.

13 May 2002
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-74359-785-9
  • ID OEH20140748
  • File PDF 1.4MB
  • Pages 82
  • Name ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park-plan-of-management-140748.pdf

Ku-ring-gai Chase, which was established in 1894, is the second oldest national park in Australia. It contains outstanding scenic landforms, many important plant and animal communities and a large number of Aboriginal sites and European historic places. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park also provides a diverse range of recreational opportunities close to Sydney. This plan gives priority to the protection of the natural and cultural values of the park while still providing for high levels of recreational use.

The island nature reserves complement the national park by protecting important natural values, including a variety of vegetation communities and habitat for coastal birds.

This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 13 May 2002. It was amended in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 2 October 2014. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.

Other park planning documents

Barrenjoey Head - draft concept plans for adaptive re-use of cottages (PDF 7MB) (2016)

Barrenjoey Headland Conservation Management Plan (2012)

Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay Masterplan (2006)