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Moola picnic area

"My son is transfixed by boats and water, he loves coming here for a picnic and always chooses the table closest to the boats."

The sounds of the birds singing from trees that rustle with the wind - it won't take you long to relax at this scenic spot right next to Lane Cove River.

Moola picnic area is one of Lane Cove National Park's most popular places. There are plenty of facilities here, including wood and electric barbecues, and, when it's open on weekends and school holidays, you can even pick up an ice-cream or cold drink from the boatshed kiosk.

Once you’ve enjoyed your picnic or barbecue lunch, you can head off along the Riverside walk to explore the bushland of Lane Cove National Park. If you'd like to travel by water and you didn't bring your own vessel, it's easy to hire a row boat, canoe or pedal boat from the Lane Cove Boatshed.


Getting there

Getting there:

Moola picnic area is on Riverside Drive in the southern part of Lane Cove National Park. Access to Riverside Drive is via Delhi Road at West Chatswood or Lane Cove Road at Ryde.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Moola picnic area.

Important info


  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Boat ramp
  • Cafe/kiosk
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Other facilities/equipment
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • Please note Lane Cove Boatshed kiosk is only open on weekends and during school holidays
  • Cooking is not permitted under the covered areas
  • Amplified and loud music are not permitted in the picnic area

Wheelchair access:


A picnic table at Moola picnic area can accommodate a wheelchair and there are wheelchair accessible toilets.

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