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
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Consultation
The community is invited to have a say on the future of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (KCNP) through a consultation process that will lead to a new plan of management.