Tunks Hill picnic area
Lane Cove National Park
Great views of Chatswood, free barbecues and space for up to 300 people are just some of the best assets of Tunks Hill picnic area in Lane Cove National Park.
- Picnic areas
Booking fees may apply. Groups larger than 100 people will need to book the whole area.
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Book online or call 02 8448 0406 for group sizes larger than 100 people. The Tunks Hill precinct has capacity for up to 150 people. The shelter has capacity for 50 people. There are several picnic tables spread throughout the precinct, including some sheltered tables. There is a large gas barbecue and parking for up to 100 vehicles.
- Available for hire daily, 9am to 5pm (or 6pm during daylight savings).
- Please note
- If you want to guarantee your spot at this picnic area you'll need to hire it
- You can bring your own gas barbecue to the picnic area, as long as there are no fire bans in place.
With three distinct grassy areas, Tunks Hill picnic area in Lane Cove National Park is a great spot for a family get-together or a relaxing day out. Located on a hilltop on Riverside Drive, it boasts views of Chatswood, as well as adjacent bush, home to birdlife and local reptiles.
Enjoy a picnic at one of the tables or sit back on one of grassy patches beneath towering gum trees. A large shelter is also available for bookings of up to 50 guests. The shelter, originally used for storing pig food, was built by farmer William Tunks, who lived here before the land became a national park.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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.
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