Must Visit: Bobbin Head Playground

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Located on the western side of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on Cowan Creek, Bobbin Head is a fantastic place for a family day out with so much on offer.

Recently, the playground has had a HUGE upgrade and it is amazing. Not only is it fully fenced, but it has loads for kids to do. The playground and facilities are excellent but we must pre-warn you that the playground has a lot of sand, so it’s best to embrace that and bring a bucket & spade plus put the kids in sandals.

Playground features include:

  • Fully fenced playground
  • Multiple swing sets
  • Large climbing spider
  • Climbing tunnel
  • Huge concrete tunnels for endless imaginary play
  • Walk the plank with an original ships wheel to complete the set-up
  • Multiple balance beams and obstacles
  • Small double slide with stairs and tunnel (designed for younger kids)
  • Lots of nature-inspired interactions such as large platypus, lots of animals scattered around on the sandstone rocks for kids to find
  • Multiple shade sails
  • Various areas and setups to encourage imaginary play


There is also a lot to love outside the playground including:

  • Toilets
  • Cafe on site
  • Lots of tables/shelters or green space with tree shade for picnics (there are also two large areas you can hire called The Station and The Pavilion)
  • BBQ stations
  • Positioned alongside the creek (Cockle/Cowan Creek) and Apple Tree Bay – you can walk along the edge and at low tide kids can dip their feet
  • If you own a paddleboard or canoe, this is a great, calm location to use it
  • Bobbin Head Marina
  • Access to bushwalking tracks in addition to walking alongside the creek

Getting there and Parking

You can access Bobbin Head Playground either from Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd (Mt Colah side) or Bobbin Head Rd (North Turramurra side).

Entering the National Park by vehicle costs $12 per vehicle for all-day parking.

The National Park is closed overnight.