Lane Cove River flows from bushland and mangroves in Lane Cove National Park, through the urbanised areas of Gladesville, Longueville and Hunter’s Hill where it joins the harbour. It is another of those great places in Sydney where you get the feeling you are not in the middle of a city. It is a lovely, meandering river to paddle on.
Around the river you might spot turtles, eastern water dragons, dusky moorhens as well as various bird species.
Please note that swimming is not allowed in the river – the river contains a large number of submerged trees which are dangerous to swimmers. The river also contains a number of pollutants.
The Aboriginal name for the river is Turranburra.
How to get there:
Burns Bay Boat Ramp is in Burns Bay Reserve on Kooyong Road (off Riverview St) Lane Cove. There is some parking available at the reserve.
There are several other launch spots along the river – Angelo St Reserve, Woolwich, Lindley Point, and Wirong Park.
Lane Cove Boatshed hires rowboats, kayaks, pedal boats and bicycles.
Lane Cove Boatshed is located off Riverside Drive near the Delhi Road entrance of Lane Cove National Park. It is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. During the summer school holidays it is also open weekdays.
Phone: 0418 600 695