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Moola picnic area

Lane Cove National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Moola 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

If you approach via Riverside Drive, the road to the picnic area has a steep descent.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in an asphalt carpark at Moola 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

Summer temperature


20°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


5°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Moola picnic area is beside Lane Cove Boat Shed, which has canoe launching facilities.


Recycling station available


There's an accessible flush toilet set at the end of a concrete path.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)



Drinking water

Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free. Riverside walk runs through the picnic area and goes past some of the picnic tables. There's also a concrete footpath that leads from the carpark to the toilet facilities.

To reach the rest of the facilities, you'll need to cross over flat grass.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There is a bench with a backrest by the river, south-west of the picnic area..

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

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.


Disability access level - medium

  • Moola picnic area is flat and step-free, with a walking track that goes past some of the picnic tables and a concrete footpath that leads to the toilets.
  • To reach the rest of the facilities, you'll need to cross over flat grass.
  • The toilets at the picnic area are accessible
  • There's a bench seat with a backrest by the river for resting.


  • Cooking is not permitted under the covered areas
  • Amplified and loud music are not permitted in the picnic area


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Moola picnic area

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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. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    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.

    Buy annual pass