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Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Wonder, Engage, Inspire

Telephone02 9457 8245

The Basin

The Basin is located on the eastern side of the West Head peninsula in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park adjoining magnificent Pittwater.  It is a popular public picnic and camping area administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.  It has a large grassed camping area as well as a safe enclosed lagoon for swimming.  A variety of habitats are available nearby that include dry eucalypt, rainforest, mangroves and rock platforms.  The Basin also is within reach of Aboriginal engraving sites and local European historic sites.

The Basin can be reached by water with a 20 minute ferry trip from Palm Beach (  or a 5km hike from the West Head Road.

Accommodation Features

We have a full range of camping gear including gas BBQs, tents and lights. Students are to bring their sleeping gear and food.


Gibberagong EEC can tailor a program that suits your students needs from a range of activities that include:

  • Orientation activities
  • Student leadership and team building games
  • Spotlight night walk to an Aboriginal engraving site
  • Canoeing
  • Bushwalking
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Art and beach activities
  • Sports activities