The first thing you'll see if that impressive view from West Head lookout point. If you’ve arrived by car, it’s a short walk to the lookout where you can see across to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, over Pittwater and around to Broken Bay. It’s a site busy with cyclists, families and romantic selfies. Walk to Resolute Beach, a secluded sandy cove that you can only reach on foot or by boat. Bring swimmers and a towel – you’ll want to linger here before starting the thigh-burning trek back.
You’ll walk by Red Hands Cave, which is where you’ll see engravings and ochre hand markings made by the Guringai people, thought to date back 2,000 years. It’s one of 350 identified Aboriginal sites in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
It’s a one-hour drive to West Head from Sydney CBD, and you’ll need to pay a $12 vehicle entry fee to access the park – so make the most of your time and bring a picnic to eat at Resolute Picnic Area. BYO water – there’s no running water supply here, which goes for the loos too.