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Commandment Rock picnic area

Lane Cove National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Commandment Rock picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Commandment Rock picnic area is on Riverside Drive in the southern part of Lane Cove National Park. Access to Riverside Drive is via Delhi Road at West Chatswood or Lane Cove Road at Macquarie Park.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Commandment Rock 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.

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

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

There is 1 wood barbecue in this picnic area. You'll need to bring your own firewood.

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Ball games using hard balls, like cricket are not appropriate in this picnic area for the safety of other visitors

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.

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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

A picnic table at Commandment Rock picnic area can accommodate a wheelchair.

Prohibited

  • Amplified and loud music are not permitted in the picnic area

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.

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Pink and white orchids. Photo:Debby McGerty