The hike along the America Bay Track in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park is the perfect spring arvo adventure.


Highlights

  • Easy scenic walk with views of the Hawkesbury
  • Stunning waterfalls
  • An abundance of wildflowers and wildlife in the Spring

Wildflowers And Waterfalls At America Bay (NSW), Aedan O' Donnell, wildflowers, pink, yellow

I love a good storm, aside from the obvious benefits of rain in the midst of a severe drought, it’s a pretty reasonable excuse to have a lazy day or two. That being said after a few days of heavy rain and being cooped up inside, it’s easy to get restless and start looking for the next adventure. There’s no better time to chase waterfalls than straight after a storm and there are plenty to be had close to Sydney. 

Wildflowers And Waterfalls At America Bay (NSW), Aedan O'Donnell, waterfall, rocks, trees

In Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park less than an hour north of the CBD is a beautiful walk called the America Bay Track. The short walk provides stunning views of the Hawkesbury and follows a stream leading down to the bay. Along the way there are multiple waterfalls and pools, the most impressive of which is a waterfall over 20m high, leading into a series of cascades. 

Wildflowers And Waterfalls At America Bay (NSW), Aedan O'Donnell, kookaburra, fly, trees

Along the well-defined path there is an abundance of wildflowers and birdlife to spend some time admiring. From the top of the waterfall, the track steepens as it descends towards America Bay. You can follow the main track to the water’s edge or take a detour to the base of the waterfall. It’s a great way to cool off on a warm day and in my opinion, waterfalls offer some of the best massages money can’t buy.

Wildflowers And Waterfalls At America Bay (NSW), Aedan O'Donnell, waterfall, stream, rocks, trees

Essential Gear

  • Swimmers
  • Sturdy shoes 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Drinking water
  • Good vibes

How To Get There

America Bay Walking Track is located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It is clearly signposted along the left hand side of the West Head Road.

Activities

  • Cool off in the fresh water
  • Get a free pressure massage in the waterfall
  • Watch native birds swoop for their dinner
  • Ogle at the view

Skill Level

Beginner

Distance Covered/Elevation Gained/Time Taken

2km return trip/150m/2 hours

 


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