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Haynes Flat picnic area

“We had our company Christmas barbecue here last year, which made a great change from the usual boring bar venue.”

Situated alongside the river, encircled by tall trees and with a large grassy area, Haynes Flat picnic area is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue and ball games.

The picnic area features a large shelter, picnic tables, wood barbecues and flush toilets, making it well-suited for a marquee, celebratory events and corporate groups.


Getting there

Getting there:

Haynes Flat picnic area is within Lane Cove National Park. To get there:

  • Enter the park from Lady Game Drive, West Chatswood.
  • Drive along Max Allen Drive, parallel to Lane Cove River, and continue until you see Haynes Flat picnic area on the left.

Get driving directions


Vehicle access:

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


Parking is available at Haynes Flat picnic area, as well as adjoining picnic areas, located a short walk from this site.

Important info


  • Amenities block
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Carpark
  • 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 are 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
  • Wheelchair facilities are provided to the picnic table at this location

Opening hours:

Haynes Flat picnic area is:

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


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 60 people; 4 picnic tables,  and car parking for up to 50 vehicles.


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

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Haynes Flat picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty