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Commandment Rock picnic area

Lane Cove National Park

Overview

Commandment Rock picnic area in Lane Cove National Park has a large grassy stretch that is perfect for games before your picnic lunch. You can even book the area.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Lane Cove National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price

Booking fees may apply

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Bookings

Total picnic area capacity for up to 100 people, shelter capacity 80 people; 6 picnic tables (2 sheltered tables, 16 people each) and car parking for up to 50 vehicles. Please see the picnic booking information for more.

Please note
  • There is only one wood barbecue in this picnic area, please be considerate of other visitors in the park
  • Cooking is not permitted under the covered areas

In 1866 Commandment Rock was home to a family who had a small vegetable and strawberry farm. Now, the flat rock and wide stretch of grass is a popular place to picnic or meet up for a barbecue.

The grounds are so vast you can always find a secluded spot and there’s ample room to throw the frisbee or play hide and seek.

If you’re looking for a peaceful sanctuary surrounded by plenty of native shrubs and trees to celebrate a special occasion, why not book the area? The picnic area has a capacity of 100 people.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • 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:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. 

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Chatswood office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy an annual pass.
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