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Lane Cove National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Lane Cove National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney take the Pacific Highway to Chatswood and turn left into Fullers Road:

    • Turn right into Lady Game Drive just before crossing the bridge
    • Take the first left into Max Allen Drive for the northern side of the river

    OR

    • Cross Fullers Bridge and then turn right into Riverside Drive, this will take you to the southern side of the river

    From Ryde, take Lane Cove Road and turn right into Riverside Drive, just past Eden Gardens.

    From Pennant Hills there are several pedestrian access points to the park, including via Britannia Street and Ferguson Avenue.

    Park entry points

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    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Lane Cove National Park is accessible from North Ryde station and by bus from Chatswood station. For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Lane Cove National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    The crisp sunny days of autumn are perfect for packing up a picnic or barbecue hamper and heading out for a day relaxing in the sun.

    Spring

    The park is alive with new life, including ducklings learning to swim and colourful wildflowers that light up the park's walking tracks.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    43.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    253mm

    Facilities

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    Boat ramp

    Cafe/kiosk Show more

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    Public phone

    Showers

    Wireless internet

    Electric power

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    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.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Lane Cove National Park

    Contact

    • 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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      • 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
      • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
        Fax: (02) 9457 0113
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    Nearby towns

    Wahroonga (9 km)

    Located on Sydney's upper north shore, Wahroonga is within short driving distance of Lane Cove National Park, Berowra Valley Regional Park, and the heritage-listed Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Australia's second-oldest national park, Ku-ring-gai Chase offers a range of recreational activities, as well as cafes and picnic areas.

    www.kmc.nsw.gov.au

    Sydney City Centre (14 km)

    No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

    www.sydney.com

    Parramatta (15 km)

    Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

    www.sydney.com

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