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Lane Cove National Park Sydney

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Lane Cove National Park
Lady Game Drive
Sydney
NSW
2067
Tel: 02 8448 0400

Where are we going today?

Lane Cove National Park is close enough to Sydney's city centre to be convenient, but far enough away that it will feel like you have transported yourself to a whole new world!

Lane Cove National Park is where you and the family can escape into a world of nature and wildlife. It's where you can have adventures, create memories, and have a LOT of fun! There might even be some history to learn too....

So let's get exploring!

First, don't forget your hiking shoes, because there are easy terrain trails that you can enjoy, whether on foot, or if you want to take your bike. You can really get lost into nature! If you take the self-guided heritage walk, there is a free map you can pick up, and it will take you past come pretty cool historical sites - all within the national park!

There is plenty of wildlife to spot, including that very exciting eastern water dragon, which is a spiny spiky specimen. You'll be able to tell by the black stripes! Of course, there are all those classic Australian favourites to spot too.

If you want to get out on to the water, you can hire canoes which give you a really relaxing activity that you can enjoy with everyone - and see a whole new perspective on the park!

There are picnic tables and barbecues provided, as well as a range of children’s play equipment and vast spaces to run about in playing traditional family games.

So nature is waiting to give you a great family day out, so there is only one thing left to do....let's get out there!

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Daylight access

Year round

I'm Hungry!

BBQ and picnic facilities are in the park, so why not take your own tasty lunch and enjoy it in nature!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water.

Any Top Tips?

The best time to visit is autumn and spring, with new life and crisp sunny days!.

Need a little extra help?

Use discretion on those trails, but there are areas that are more accessible.

More information

The wettest month is March, and the driest month is July.

What people are saying?

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    This city oasis is only about ten kilometres north-west of the CBD. The Lane Cove River snakes its way through the reserve surrounded on all sides by lived-in suburban Sydney.

    Wander along a walking track taking in the bushland and eucalypt forest, looking out for bandicoots, the camoflauged tawny frogmouth and big goannas all with a soundtrack of native birds. The on site office can give you information and maps.

    There are gas BBQ facilities and if you’re embracing the slow life, the boatshed hires rowboats, canoes, kayaks or family friendly...Read More

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    Nice drive from Delhi Road to Lane Cove Road - must stop areas Weir and Boatshed where you can hire bikes and rowboats, canoes or 2 person paddleboats. No play equipment for children but plenty of open picnic areas available on both Lady Game Drive entrance and also Delhi Road entrance $7 per vehicle.

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    This is a great caravan park quite close to the Sydney CBD. We found the staff to be very helpful. We had an unpowered site and tried to change to powered but the only ones available were too small for our camper trailer. The site we did have bordered the national park and we were frequently visited by friendly possums, lizards, scrub turkeys and a variety of birds. Free bbq's and camp kitchen with urn which was very useful for making a quick cuppa. The amenities were clean and I never had to wait for a shower even though the park was full when...Read More

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    - location excellent, 12 minutes on foot away from train station
    - sites are nice and big, only some are too small for bigger campers
    - WLAN internet very expensive ($3 for 30 min), should be included in high overnight costs
    - people at reception are not very helpful when trying to change camp site - too bad and leaves a bad overall impression.
    - still recommendable due to very good location

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    Excellent location and good facilities. Friendly staff. Really pleased :)

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by Nicole Kersh

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This city oasis is only about ten kilometres north-west of the CBD. The Lane Cove River snakes its way through the reserve surrounded on all sides by lived-in suburban Sydney.

Wander along a walking track taking in the bushland and eucalypt forest, looking out for bandicoots, the camoflauged tawny frogmouth and big goannas all with a soundtrack of native birds. The on site office can give you information and maps.

There are gas BBQ facilities and if you’re embracing the slow life, the boatshed hires rowboats, canoes, kayaks or family friendly pedal boats to paddle down river. Push bikes are also available for a two-wheeled adventure.

by Steph Dunn

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This is a great caravan park quite close to the Sydney CBD. We found the staff to be very helpful. We had an unpowered site and tried to change to powered but the only ones available were too small for our camper trailer. The site we did have bordered the national park and we were frequently visited by friendly possums, lizards, scrub turkeys and a variety of birds. Free bbq's and camp kitchen with urn which was very useful for making a quick cuppa. The amenities were clean and I never had to wait for a shower even though the park was full when we were there. The train station within walking distance made it easy to get around Sydney. Would definately recommend this park, especially with it's very reasonable rates.

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