Tandara

Lane Cove National Park

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Overview

Tandara is Sydney's most luxurious camping experience. Located right near Lane Cove National Park, it's a great place for a romantic weekend getaway.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Other Luxury Tent
Bedrooms 1
Maximum guests 2
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, cafe/kiosk, drinking water, public phone, showers, toilets, wireless internet, electric power
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Check in between 2pm and 6pm. Check out before 10am.
  • There is a maximum stay of 4 weeks (28 days) for all guests. After a stay of 4 weeks guests must vacate the park for a minimum of 2 weeks. There is a maximum stay of 12 weeks (84 days) in any 12 month period.
  • There are also powered and unpowered campsites and cabins in the tourist park
  • There are nearby shops and facilities to pick up supplies, however not within walking distance (approx. 2.5km). Basic items are available at the kiosk at reception.
Price

$220 per night for 2 occupants.

Entry fees

Park entry fees are not required to access Lane Cove River Tourist Park. Park entry fees apply when visiting other areas of Lane Cove National Park.

Bookings

Book online or call Lane Cove River Tourist Park on (02) 9888 9133 between 8.30am and 5pm.

All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

The property may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.

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Nestled nearby the beautiful Lane Cove National Park, just 10km north of the Sydney CBD, Tandara is the ultimate luxury camping experience and the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway immersed in nature.

Harmoniously integrated into the Australian bush, Tandara offers first class facilities in a serene setting - positioned on the edge of a sandstone shelf with uninterrupted views across the Lane Cove Valley. Here you can do as much or as little as you want; go kayaking in the nearby river, explore the park on any of the many bushwalks available, take a leisurely bike ride or just enjoy a lazy afternoon sipping a glass of fine wine on your private deck.

Make the most of your stay at Tandara; have a gourmet dinner under the stars or take a wildlife tour – the abundant wildlife includes kookaburras, lorikeets, water dragons, tawny frogmouths, ringtail and brushtail possums, powerful owls, sugar gliders and even endangered bandicoots.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/tandara/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Tandara.

Getting there and parking

Lane Cove River Tourist Park is located in the Lane Cove National Park on Plassey Road, North Ryde/Macquarie Park, NSW 2113.

Please note, you won't be able to reach the tourist park via Riverside Drive. Get directions to Lane Cove River Tourist Park.

GPS info

If you’re travelling by car, please load your GPS destination as Plassey Road, Macquarie Park. Alternatively, enter the following decimal degrees as your destination: -33.78952666, 151.14316666.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is restricted to one vehicle per site. Additional vehicles must be parked outside the tourist park.

By public transport

There are many public transport options to get to Lane Cove River Tourist Park. 

  • North Ryde train station is a short 900m walk from the tourist park
  • Turn right out of the train station on Delhi Road, and walk down a slight hill
  • Turn left into Plassey Road
  • The tourist park entrance is 700m on the right

For further public transport information, please visit Transport Info.

Facilities

  • Tandara has a large flat screen TV and DVD player, power and lighting, a small fridge, tea and coffee facilities, heating, fan, and private deck overlooking the natural bushland, complete with gas barbecue and outdoor seating.
  • There is an ensuite bathroom with shower, bath and toilet
  • Bedding configuration: 1 x king bed with linen, blankets and towels provided
  • The tourist park has a swimming pool and paddling pool
  • There are 2 camp kitchens with cooking facilities, instant hot water on tap, fridge (please label food), a microwave and toaster. Barbecues facilities are adjacent.
  • There are four shared amenities blocks with laundry facilities including (coin-operated) washing machines and dryers, ironing boards and drying lines, hot showers and toilets.
  • Irons are available from reception.
  • Recreation room - this shared room includes a large screen TV and 2 computers with wireless internet
  • There is a young children’s play area
  • Please leave Tandara clean and tidy. Additional cleaning fees may apply.
  • Rubbish bins are available, please use recycling bins when appropriate
  • There is mobile reception available throughout the tourist park however, there is limited mobile phone reception in Lane Cove National Park. You'll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000) or use the Emergency + app.

Amenities

There are four shared amenities blocks with laundry facilities including (coin-operated) washing machines and dryers, ironing boards and drying lines, hot showers and toilets.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Cafe/kiosk

A small kiosk is located in within reception.

Drinking water

Public phone

A coin-operated public pay phone is available at the tourist park entrance on Plassey Road.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Wireless internet

The tourist park has its own wireless internet network within a limited area.

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Children under the age of twelve (12) are not permitted to use the pool without a parent or guardian present.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no disabled access

Permitted

Chemical toilets are permitted, but guests must use the dump facilities provided for waste disposal.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Tandara is in Lane Cove National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Native plants and animals

Wildflowers at Halfway Point picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: John Spencer

The landscape of Lane Cove National Park is remarkable given that it sits within a large urban environment. You'll see eucalypt forests, casuarina woodland and saltwater wetlands, each of which is home to a range of different plants, animals and birds. Echidnas are mainly nocturnal, but sometimes venture out during the day when the weather is mild you'll have to be quick and quiet to catch a glimpse though, the slightest noise will have them curling up into a ball for protection and camouflage. If you're walking along the river and you think you've spied something that looks a little unusual, it could very well be an eastern water dragon - look for its distinctive black stripes and crest of enlarged spiny scales along its body.

  • Great North walk - Lane Cove National Park Passing through Lane Cove National Park, this multi-day hike offers stunning scenery across Sydney, the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Tackle part of the track for an easy day walk.

Sydney’s backyard

Lane Cove River Tourist Park – cabins, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

Lane Cove National Park sits on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city, offering a wealth of opportunities for Sydneysiders and visitors to experience nature and spend time with family and friends. With opportunities for bushwalking and biking, kayaking and boating, picnicking and playing, you're guaranteed to want to visit again and again and it’s so close that you can. Did you know you can even go camping at Lane Cove National Park? For bush camping in an urban environment, head to Lane Cove River Tourist Park on the south western side of the park.

  • Carter Creek picnic area Book Carter Creek picnic area for your next celebration. There are shaded picnic tables and gas barbecues. Plus it's right by the river.
  • Pennant Hills West Pymble fire trail Ride the Pennant Hills to West Pymble fire trail for scenic views of Sydney and bushland. There's plenty of variety with technical parts and steep sections.

Connection to Country

Illoura picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Lane Cove National Park is part of the traditional land of the Guringai People whose Country extended from around Newcastle to Sydney Harbour. The Guringai people lived primarily by the water; fishing and hunting in the waters and hinterlands and harvesting food from surrounding bushland. The park protects a number of ancient Aboriginal sites today, some of which you may notice while exploring the park.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Southern boobook. Photo: David Cook

    Southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae)

    The southern boobook, also known as the mopoke, is the smallest and most common native owl in Australia. With a musical 'boo-book' call that echoes through forests and woodlands, the southern boobook is a great one to look out for while bird watching.

  • Tawny frogmouth. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

    Found throughout Australia, the tawny frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl due to its wide, powerful beak, large head and nocturnal hunting habits. The ‘oom oom oom’ call of this native bird can be heard echoing throughout a range of habitats including heath, woodlands and urban areas.

Plants

  • Grass trees, Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

    Grass tree (Xanthorrea spp.)

    An iconic part of the Australian landscape, the grass tree is widespread across eastern NSW. These Australian native plants have a thick fire-blackened trunk and long spiked leaves. They are found in heath and open forests across eastern NSW. The grass tree grows 1-5m in height and produces striking white-flowered spikes which grow up to 1m long.

  • Smooth-barked apple. Photo: Jaime Plaza

    Smooth-barked apple (Angophora costata)

    Smooth-barked apple gums, also known as Sydney red gum or rusty gum trees, are Australian native plants found along the NSW coast, and in the Sydney basin and parts of Queensland. Growing to heights of 15-30m, the russet-coloured angophoras shed their bark in spring to reveal spectacular new salmon-coloured bark.

  • Old man banksia, Moreton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    Old man banksia (Banksia serrata)

    Hardy Australian native plants, old man banksias can be found along the coast, and in the dry sclerophyll forests and sandstone mountain ranges of NSW. With roughened bark and gnarled limbs, they produce a distinctive cylindrical yellow-green banksia flower which blossoms from summer to early autumn.

Environments in this park

Education resources (1)

School excursions (1)

Tandara luxury campground, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: OEH