Carter Creek picnic area
Lane Cove National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Carter Creek picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Carter Creek picnic area is on Riverside Drive in the south western part of Lane Cove National Park. Access to Riverside Drive is via Delhi Road at West Chatswood or Lane Cove Road at Macquarie Park.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Carter Creek picnic area.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Lane Cove National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
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.
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
20°C and 27°C
5°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Recycling station in picnic area
- Flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
You can buy food and drinks at Lane Cove National Park café.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - easy
A picnic table at Carters Creek picnic area can accommodate a wheelchair.
Amplified and loud music are not permitted in the picnic area
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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.
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 annual pass