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Guided Walk: Fairyland Track Walk

Join us for our upcoming Fairyland Track Walk through Lane Cove National Park. This hidden gem is a mere 20 minutes from the CBD and was once a bustling picnic grounds area which locals would visit by charter boats.

The 1920s say the installation of a wharf, dance hall, kiosk, picnic shelters and a playground area. The picnic grounds eventually closed in the 1970s but these days the area is a peaceful bush area with mangroves along the river banks and a quiet walking track that is part of the Great North Walk in Lane Cove National Park.

With plenty of historic signage and photographs along the walk, there is much to learn about the history of the area.


Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm (arrive at 9.45am)

Meeting PointPlayground at the corner of River Ave and Fairyland Ave, Chatswood West. The walk will commence and conclude at the same location.
ParkingParking available in the area along River Ave, Chatswood West.


  •  Easy grade walk suitable for adults, seniors and families with high school and primary school aged children who are competent walkers.
  • Walk distance is approximately 3 km in length so a basic level of fitness and mobility is required. This walk is conducted on a combination of paths and bush tracks including some uneven ground, grass surfaces, steep slopes and steps so a reasonable level of mobility is required.
  • This walk is not suitable for stroller, prams or mobility devices.


  •  All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/carer.
  • No dogs
  • No smoking

Equipment: Please bring your own water, re-usable water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Clothing: Must be suitable for physical activity. Hats must be worn. Bring a jacket in the event of inclement weather.

Footwear: Shoes must be sturdy, enclosed, have a non-slip sole and suitable for physical activity. Thongs, sandals and open toed shoes are not permitted.

This is an Active in Ryde program brought to you by the City of Ryde.

Date & Time

Saturday 09 November 2019 / 9.45AM - 12.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free; registrations essential.
Book early as places are strictly limited. This event is expected to reach full capacity.

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Fairyland Track within Lane Cove National Park, River Avenue, Chatswood West 2067 View Map

River Avenue, Chatswood West New South Wales 2067

Fairyland Track within Lane Cove National Park

River Avenue, Chatswood West 2067

Last updated on 30 October 2019