General information on camping in national parks
It's a good idea to pack a gas or liquid fuel stove for camping trips in national parks. Wood and solid fuel fires are not permitted in some parks, and although you'll find open fireplaces in many campgrounds, firewood may not be supplied. In many parks it's forbidden to collect firewood from the bush
In parks where campfires are allowed, make sure you completely extinguish all fires before leaving an area or going to bed. A small amount of glowing embers can start a huge bushfire. Heavy fines may apply if campfires or other unshielded flames are left unattended
Please don't feed native animals - it can damage their health and make them dependent on campers for food. To avoid attracting scavengers, store food and garbage in a secure container. Find out more about the dangers of feeding native animals: how it can affect them, their behaviour and you. See other ways to tread softly when you camp.
Lane Cove River Tourist Park - caravan park (206 sites)
Wheelchair access: hard
- Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
- A disabled shower and toilet is located at amenities block number 3
Enjoy peaceful camping in a serene setting at Lane Cove River Tourist Park. With uninterrupted views out across Lane Cove Valley, this eco-friendly campground is a great way to get close to nature.
The caravan park offers a variety of camping options – powered or non-powered, grassy or concreted campsites – to meet your camping needs, whether you’re camping by motorhome, caravan, campervan or tent.
If you’ve never been camping before, My First Time Camping is a great way to start. All you need to do is bring a sleeping bag, a pillow, and a sense of adventure. We’ll provide a tent, camp stretchers, plus a table and chairs, which makes this the perfect introduction to an outdoor playground.
The campground itself is very well-equipped, featuring a swimming pool and paddling pool. Cook up your meals in the campground kitchen or on one of a number of electric barbecues, while the kids enjoy a spot of footie.
It’s a great place to base yourselves to explore the beautiful nearby Lane Cove National Park. And with its proximity to Sydney, you won’t be far from all this city has to offer.
Ready to start your holiday? Book online now.
Maps: download a map (PDF, 195KB) of the campground.
Activities: walking, swimming, road cycling, paddling, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising
shown on Picnic areas and tourist park map
Getting there: Lane Cove River Tourist Park is a short 20-minute drive from the centre of Sydney and is located on Plassey Road, Macquarie Park. To get there, make your way to Delhi Road, Macquarie Park, and turn into Plassey Road, just east of North Ryde train station.
If you’re travelling by car, please load your GPS or Google destination as Plassey Road, Macquarie Park. Alternatively, enter the following decimal degrees as your destination: -33.78952666, 151.14316666
There are many public transport options to get to Lane Cove River Tourist Park. For further information, please visit Transport Info.
Facilities: gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets, hot showers, amenities block, drinking water, public phone
Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online
NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable
Lane Cove River Tourist Park, Phone: 02 9888 9133
Camping: events and activities
Sydney Coast Walks
Sydney Coast Walks are the Sydney walking people. With some of the city's best natural beauty only accessible on foot, Sydney Coast Walks provides expertly guided half day, full day and overnight hiking adventures through Sydney Harbour and Royal National Parks, enabling guests to reconnect with nature in Australia's largest city. Small groups, maximum 12 guests, for a better walking experience.
Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tours
Royal National Park Walking Tours
- Jibbon Aboriginal Tour Learn the traditions of the Dharawal Aboriginal people, view thousand-year-old rock carvings and listen to Dreaming stories.
- Marley Explore Royal's majestic sandstone coastline on a full day walk.
- Wattamolla (Coast Track) Discover awe-inspiring views and fascinating history as you hike the iconic Coast Track. Enjoy a fully catered and supported camping experience.
When: year-round. Bookings essential.
More info: Sydney Coast Walks, Phone: 02 8521 7423 (international +612 8521 7423)