Great North walk - Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Great North walk - Lane Cove National Park.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
6 - 8hrs
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Great North walk – Lane Cove National Park is in Lane Cove National Park. To get there:
- From Epping Road, turn into Pittwater Road
- Continue for approximately 2km
- Sugarloaf carpark is located on the left shortly after the Rene Street roundabout
Alternatively, if beginning from Thornleigh:
- From Pennant Hills Road, turn into The Comenarra Parkway
- Turn into Wood Street, first on the right
- Turn left into Short Street and follow to the end.
Park entry points
Parking is available at Sugarloaf carpark on Pittwater Road, East Ryde and Short Street, Thornleigh. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might 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
Maps and downloads
- Lane Cove National Park Office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 02 8448 0400
- Lane Cove National Park, Lady Game Drive, Chatswood NSW 2067
- 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 a pass