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About Lane Cove National Park

On this page: Park location | Park opening hours | Entry fees | Accommodation | Picnic bookings | NPWS Code

Lane Cove National Park is sometimes closed in times of extreme fire danger.
Click here for the NPWS information page on park closures or ring the park office 8448 0400.

For general park enquiries ring the Lane Cove National Park office on 8448 0400
or email Office hours 9am - 4pm.

See below for Picnic, Hall or accommodation bookings

See also History of the park | Things to do | Things to see| Wildlife seen in the park


The boardwalk near the weir. Car access is from the Delhi road entrance.

Lane Cove National Park occupies a bushland valley in Northern Metropolitan Sydney, Australia, extending along the Lane Cove River from East Ryde, below Fullers Bridge, Chatswood to Turramurra and Pennant Hills. The Park encompasses some additional fragmented bushland, including the former Fairyland picnic area and the Sugarloaf Point area on Pittwater Road, Ryde and Pennant Hills Park and Thornleigh Park.

Riverside Drive can be accessed from Lane Cove Road south of the Lady Game Drive intersection or from Delhi Road near the southern side of Fullers Bridge. The visitor centre and northern side of the river are accessed from the Lady Game Drive entrance just west of Fullers Bridge.

Public transport
Bus route 545 regularly runs between Parramatta and Chatswood past the Delhi Rd entrance.

Park opening hours
Opens 9.00 am
Closes 6.00 pm, 7.00 pm during daylight saving

Entry fees
$8.00 Car or motor cycle day pass. Pay at gate or ticket machine
Annual passes
You can purchase these at the Park office.
See the NPWS website for various options

Picnic and Hall bookings
There are several picnic areas throughout the park. You can reserve some of them for large groups.
Ph: (02) 8448 0406
Fax: (02) 8448 0444
Click here for more about the picnic areas and Bookings

Lane Cove River Tourist Park, run by the NPWS, is situated on the boundary of Lane Cove National Park in North Ryde.

The Tourist Park was recently internationally acclaimed as one of the best in the world!

For bookings and enquiries:
Telephone: 1300 729 133 or +61 2 9888 9133
Facsimile: +61 2 9888 9322

Click here to go to the Tourist Park website for more information and bookings.

National Parks and Wildlife Code
Please follow these few simple rules for the safety of all visitors and inhabitants of the park

  • Be careful with fire. Use only safe fireplaces and do not light any fires during total fire ban periods.
  • Place rubbish in the bins provided. There are various bins for recycling as well as rubbish.
  • Please leave all pets at home. Doge and cats are not permitted.
  • No firearms allowed in the park.
  • Do not disturb plants or animals you may find. This includes leaving rocks undisturbed as they may be shelter for some animals.
  • Drive carefully and keep to the roads and car parks provided. The speed limit in the park is 40kph. Watch out for cyclists and walkers.
  • Please take note of all signs, for safety and to guide you around the park.

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