Bakers Flat picnic area
Lane Cove National Park
Riverside Bakers flat picnic area is a beautiful spot in Lane Cove National Park, offering families picnicking, cycling and paddling options, near Chatswood.
- Picnic areas
- Lane Cove National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
- 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 go birdwatching
- Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
- Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own for cooking and drinking.
- 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.
- You may bring your own gas barbecue during the summer months, provided there are no declared fire bans.
- Ice is available at the park office at the nearby Lane Cove Tourist Park
- Fishing in Lane Cove River is allowed, however only on a ‘catch and release’ basis.
- A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
Tucked away in a tranquil riverside setting, Bakers Flat picnic area offers a peaceful spot for a family get-together, in Lane Cove National Park. With a large flat grassy area and wheelchair-accessible facilities, it’s ideal for the kids and large get-togethers of friends and family. Located a short drive from Chatswood, it’s perfect for a quick nature getaway without leaving town.
Take your pick of tables and unpack the picnic hamper, or bring some firewood and spark up a barbecue. Bring the bikes and cycle the nearby trails or launch the canoe for a paddle down the beautiful Lane Cove River. Don’t forget to leave some time to explore the nearby historic cottages.
Keep an eye out for the eastern water dragons that sun themselves along the water’s edge. You might be lucky to spot an echidna that might venture out during the warmer months.
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- in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$7 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins (cards accepted at some machines).Buy an annual pass.
(02) 8448 0400
Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
- Lane Cove National Park, Lady Game Drive, Chatswood NSW
Fax: (02) 8448 0444
Lane Cove River Tourist Park
(02) 9888 9133
- Plassey Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Fax: (02) 9888 9322
- Lane Cove River Tourist Park
Sydney North (Bobbin Inn, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
(02) 9472 8949
Contact hours: 10am-4pm daily. 9am-4pm during summer school holidays (closed 12pm-12:30pm) (closed Christmas Day)
- Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road, Mount Colah
Fax: (02) 9457 0113
- Sydney North (Bobbin Inn, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
Lane Cove Bushcare
(02) 9415 3998 (office)
0419 753 806
- Lane Cove Bushcare