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Jenkins Kitchen

Lane Cove National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jenkins Kitchen.

Getting there and parking

Jenkins Kitchen is 30m from Lane Cove National Park Café, just above the weir in Lane Cove National Park.  The best entrance to use is the park entrance off Lady Game Drive. To get there from Sydney city centre:

  • Turn right from Millwood Avenue into Lady Game Drive just before crossing the bridge.
  • Take the first left into Max Allen Road on the northern side of the river.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available near Jenkins Kitchen, below the café.

By bike

Cyclists can use Max Allen Road, and store bikes at Lane Cove National Park Cafe.

By public transport

Lane Cove National Park is accessible from North Ryde station and by bus from Chatswood station.

Facilities

Toilets

Flush toilets are located at the Lane Cove National Park office, a 1 minute walk from Jenkins Kitchen.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Available nearby at Jenkins Hill picnic area which is 20m from Jenkins Kitchen.

Cafe/kiosk

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

Fully accessible. Free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Access to Jenkins Kitchen is across a wide, paved area.

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Permitted

Cycling

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

Gathering firewood

Generators

Horses

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Jenkins Kitchen

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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 pay and display machines. 

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Lane Cove National Park 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.

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