Tunks Hill picnic area
Lane Cove National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Tunks Hill picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Tunks Hill picnic area is located at the northern end of Riverside Drive in Lane Cove National Park. Enter from Ryde Road, Macquarie Park.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available next to to the picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, when parking can be limited.
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 available
Wheelchair-accessible toilet available
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- Assistance may be required to access this area
- Wheelchair-accessible toilet available
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
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.
- Lane Cove National Park Picnic Booking Line
- 02 8448 0406
- 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