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Halfway Point picnic area

Important information

Alerts for Lane Cove National Park: fire bans


Updated: 21/11/2014 04:39 PM

“Picnicking here amongst the trees is a great way to feel like you’ve really gotten away from it all when you have limited time to actually get away from it all.”

Halfway Point picnic area is an idyllic small, riverside picnic area, surrounded by bushland.

Why not gather a group of friends or head to the area with family for a riverside refresher? There is uncovered seating available for up to eight people. It’s the perfect spot for a lazy picnic or barbecue on a sunny afternoon, especially in warmer months.

The site is also close to all of the scenic attractions and outdoor activities Lane Cove National Park has to offer. For active types, there’s cycling and canoeing to enjoy, but if you prefer a more relaxed outing, then get amongst some birdwatching and visit historic cottages.


Getting there

Getting there:

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

  • From Lane Cove Road, West Chatswood, turn onto Riverside Drive.
  • Continue along Riverside Drive until you reach Halfway Point picnic area on the left

Get driving directions


Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD (no long vehicle access) - All weather


Parking is available at Halfway Point picnic area as well as adjoining picnic areas, located a short walk from the site.

Important info


  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities/equipment
  • 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 park office 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

Opening hours:

Halfway Point picnic area is:

  • Open 9am-6pm outside of daylight savings periods
  • During daylight savings periods, Halfway Point picnic area is open 9am-7pm.

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- Alerts

Lane Cove National Park

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Friday 21 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Friday 21 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:
All tracks and trails are CLOSED within the park to walkers and cyclists. Designated picnic areas remain open.

Red row boats moored at the boatshed, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath