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Casuarina Point picnic area

“This is a great place for a barbecue or picnic by the river on a hot summer’s day.”

This charming sheltered picnic area is nestled against the riverbank and has both picnic tables and barbecues, making it a great place to while away an afternoon with the family. Located in a lovely bushland setting, it’s also a great spot for birdwatching along Lane Cove River, with plenty of opportunities to see water dragons.

There are also many opportunities to get active in the surrounding Lane Cove National Park should you want to work off your lunch, including canoeing, bushwalking and mountain biking trails. Two historic cottages, Schwartz and Bakers, are also nearby.


Getting there

Getting there:

Casuarina picnic area is in Lane Cove National Park. To get there:

  • Enter the park from Lady Game Drive, West Chatswood.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Casuarina Point picnic area.

Important info


  • Amenities block
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Carpark
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch
  • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water
  • Ice is available at the nearby Lane Cove Tourist Park
  • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:


  • Assistance may be required to access this area


Vehicle entry fee:

  • $7 per vehicle per day.
  • Bus passengers: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child.


Total picnic area capacity for up to 100 people, shelter capacity 50 people; 2 picnic tables and car parking for up to 40 vehicles.


Lane Cove National Park Picnic Booking Line, Phone: (02) 8448 0406

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Casuarina Point picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty