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Things to do in the park

Picnics and barbecues

There are over 40 designated picnic areas in Lane Cove National Park. Many are large cleared areas beside the river. A few have more bushland settings.

Some can be reserved by ringing the Caravan Park on 9888 9160. See Picnic Bookings for full information

Fireplaces and barbecues are provided or visitors can use portable barbecues in open areas. Please bring your own wood. During total fire bans, no fires, barbecues or gas appliances are allowed.

Walking - click here for details

Bike riding - click here for details

Boating
The Lane Cove Boatshed has boats and bikes for hire or you can bring your own kayak or canoe to explore the Lane Cove River upstream from the weir. Note that usually the boatshed is only open on weekends and public holidays.

You can hire:

  • rowboats
  • kayaks
  • canoes
  • pedalboats
  • pushbikes

Click here for the Boatshed website and details

Fishing
There are restrictions on fishing in the park. Fishing is prohibited around the weir between Little Blue Gum Creek and the boatshed and there are other limitations upstream from the boatshed. Further information is available from the park office.

Click here for details

Swimming
Due to snags, cold deep water and poor water quality after rain, swimming in Lane Cove River is not advised.


Boats for hire at the boatshed


Commercial Kayaking group on the lower Lane Cove River

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