8. Lane Cove National Park

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Lane Cove National Park is the perfect place for a quick getaway. With plenty of amenities to enjoy and things to do, a trip to Lane Cove National Park could be a wonderful addition to your time in Willoughby.


The park is full of places to camp and picnic. If you are looking to barbecue with family and friends, then you will find areas designated for that activity, as well. Many of the picnic areas also feature drinking fountains so that visitors can stay hydrated.

Public toilets are located in various places for the convenience of guests. There is even a boat ramp so that you can boat in the park’s waterways.

Lane Cove Holiday features public phones, showers, and electric power. There are even some areas with a Wifi connection if you can’t disconnect fully.

Things to Do

Many people come here to enjoy hiking, biking, or bird watching. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted in this park unless they are a registered service animal. Visitors may also enjoy fishing or going through the Heritage walk. The park is a popular destination for school excursions and family outings alike.

When to Visit

Park officials recommend visiting the park when temperatures are a bit milder in the autumn and spring. If you opt for autumn, you are likely to experience a full sunny day. A trip in the spring may provide you with a glimpse of ducklings or other baby animals as well as a plethora of colourful wildflowers. March is the wettest month in the park while July is the driest.

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