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Boronia Park to North Ryde
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.7 km NNW of Hunters Hill
Length: 7.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 7.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Lane Cove National Park
Climb: 231 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 231 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk gives you the chance to explore the bush and wetlands alongside the Lane Cove River, from Boronia Park to the new underground train station at North Ryde. You will visit several mangrove wetlands, some dry eucalypt forests and have the opportunity to rest and fill up your water bottle at a few well maintained parks. This walk follows the GNW most of the way, until soon after passing under Epping Road where you take a detour up through the Riverside Corporate Park to Delhi Rd and the train station. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Boronia Park to North Ryde

Map of Walk

Location

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Boronia Park
End of Boronia Ave
Princes St trackhead
Brickmakers picnic area
Int of Great North Walk and Meyers Avenue track
Int of Great North Walk and the Lane Cove River track
Int of Great North Walk and the Lane Cove River track
Int of Great North Walk and Barons Crescent access track
Mangrove viewing platform
Int of Great North Walk and Pains Road (south)
Int of Great North Walk and Pains Road (north)
Buffalo creek track head
Int of Sugarloaf and Great North Walk tracks
Int of Great North Walk and Sugarloaf Point tracks
Int of Great North Walk and Pittwater Road carpark path
Kittys Creek bridge int
Magdala Park carpark
Magdala Park transmissions tower
Int. opposite end of Mowbray Rd
SE corner of Epping Rd bridge
SW corner of Epping Rd bridge
Int on NW side of Epping Rd bridge
Int. Scenic Trail and Great North Walk
Lower Binary Int
Intersection behind Honeywell
Int of Julius Ave & Richardson Pl
Int of Delhi Rd & Julius Ave
Starting point for this hiking track: Boronia Park

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Photo Gallery

 
Kids play area at Boronia Park
 
Kids play area at Boronia Park +
 
Bushland near the end of Boronia Ave
 
Bushland near the end of Boronia Ave +
 
Lane Cove River
 
Lane Cove River +

 
From the end of Princes St Looking to Burns Bay Rd Bridge
 
From the end of Princes St Looking to Burns Bay Rd Bridge +
 
Princes St Trackhead
 
Princes St Trackhead +
 
Casurina stand near Brickmakers Creek
 
Casurina stand near Brickmakers Creek +

 
Timber Boardwalk at Brickmakers Creek
 
Timber Boardwalk at Brickmakers Creek +
 
The GNW passing through a cleft in the rock in Gladesville
 
The GNW passing through a cleft in the rock in Gladesville +
 
Bootle Brush (genus Callistemon)
 
Bootle Brush (genus Callistemon) +

 
Blue Flax-Lily (Dianella longifolia)
 
Blue Flax-Lily (Dianella longifolia) +
 
Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata)
 
Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata) +
 
View of the Lane Cove River from the rock platform at the end of Meyers avenue track
 
View of the Lane Cove River from the rock platform at the end of Meyers avenue track +

 
Between a rock and a nice place
 
Between a rock and a nice place +
 
Pretty in Pink
 
Pretty in Pink +
 
The GNW winding through the bouldery eucalypt forest
 
The GNW winding through the bouldery eucalypt forest +

 
Lane Cove River from mangrove side trip
 
Lane Cove River from mangrove side trip +
 
Walking along the bank of the Lane Cove River
 
Walking along the bank of the Lane Cove River +
 
A good place to rest and enjoy the river
 
A good place to rest and enjoy the river +

 
Mangrove viewing platform
 
Mangrove viewing platform +
 
Mangrove viewing platform
 
Mangrove viewing platform +
 
The GNW between sandstone wall and mangroves
 
The GNW between sandstone wall and mangroves +

 
Pains Road boardwalk
 
Pains Road boardwalk +
 
Moist paperbark forest and boardwalk near Pains Road
 
Moist paperbark forest and boardwalk near Pains Road +
 
Bend in Pains Rd
 
Bend in Pains Rd +

 
Between Pains Rd and Buffalo Creek Reserve
 
Between Pains Rd and Buffalo Creek Reserve +
 
Buffalo Creek Reserve
 
Buffalo Creek Reserve +
 
Buffalo Creek Track Head
 
Buffalo Creek Track Head +

 
Buffalo Creek Mangrove walk
 
Buffalo Creek Mangrove walk +
 
Buffalo Creek
 
Buffalo Creek +
 
Stone steps on the east side of Buffalo Creek
 
Stone steps on the east side of Buffalo Creek +

 
Bridge over Buffalo Creek
 
Bridge over Buffalo Creek +
 
Walking around Sugarloaf Point
 
Walking around Sugarloaf Point +
 
Rock platform at Sugarloaf Point
 
Rock platform at Sugarloaf Point +

 
Grevillea 'Pink Midget'
 
Grevillea 'Pink Midget' +
 
A bit out of place it would seem
 
A bit out of place it would seem +
 
GNW track at Sugarloaf point, just beside Pittwater Rd
 
GNW track at Sugarloaf point, just beside Pittwater Rd +

 
GNW beside Pittwater Rd
 
GNW beside Pittwater Rd +
 
Kitty Creek boardwalk
 
Kitty Creek boardwalk +
 
Casuarina forest north of Kitty Creek
 
Casuarina forest north of Kitty Creek +

 
Lane Cove River just north of Kitty Creek
 
Lane Cove River just north of Kitty Creek +
 
Play Area at Magdala Park
 
Play Area at Magdala Park +
 
Picnic Shelter at Magdala Park
 
Picnic Shelter at Magdala Park +

 
Water and bathrooms at Magdala Park
 
Water and bathrooms at Magdala Park +
 
Intersection under the hightension power line tower at Magdala Park
 
Intersection under the hightension power line tower at Magdala Park +
 
Bridge over Lane Cove River
 
Bridge over Lane Cove River +

 
Lane Cove River
 
Lane Cove River +
 
On Epping Rd opposite  Mowbray Rd
 
On Epping Rd opposite Mowbray Rd +
 
Walking over the Lane Cove River on the Epping Rd Footpath
 
Walking over the Lane Cove River on the Epping Rd Footpath +

 
Under Epping Rd
 
Under Epping Rd +
 
Great north walk east of Epping Road
 
Great north walk east of Epping Road +
 
Int. Corporate Park Scenic Trail and Great North Walk
 
Int. Corporate Park Scenic Trail and Great North Walk +

 
Corporate Park Scenic Trail
 
Corporate Park Scenic Trail +
 
Riverside Corporate Park Scenic Trail steps
 
Riverside Corporate Park Scenic Trail steps +
 
Information sign on the Riverside Corporate Park Scenic Trail
 
Information sign on the Riverside Corporate Park Scenic Trail +

 
Pleasent forest in the Riverside Corporate Park
 
Pleasent forest in the Riverside Corporate Park +
 
Richardson Rd
 
Richardson Rd +
 
Delhi Rd
 
Delhi Rd +

 
Convienance Store on Delhi Rd
 
Convienance Store on Delhi Rd +
 
North Ryde Staion
 
North Ryde Staion +
 
North Ryde Staion
 
North Ryde Staion +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Boronia Park to North Ryde bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Boronia Park to North Ryde bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Boronia Park to North Ryde bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Boronia Park to North Ryde bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 7km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
4.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.4km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1.3km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
3.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.5km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 4.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 480m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Boronia Park
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
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Drive to Boronia Park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
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Boronia Park Alt = 39 m
Boronia Park is found at the intersection of Ryde Rd and Boronia Ave[1]. The park is centered around a couple of large playing fields[2] and a grand stand[3]. Here you will find public toilets[4], tap water, electric BBQs[5] and a children's playground[6]. There is also shade from the trees and rain shelter to provide some relief on the hot or wet days.

(0 km) Boronia Park to Princes St trackhead
Track: Moderate - road,bushtrack
Length = 552 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -40 m
From the intersection of 'Boronia Ave' and 'Ryde Rd' (beside 'Boronia Park' [7] ), this walk follows 'Boronia Ave' downhill for just over 250m to come to the end of the road[8].
Continue straight: From the end of Boronia Avenue[9], this walk follows the GNW arrow post[10] up along the rocky track. The track leads over a small rise then bends right (ignoring the track to your left), to head down a few stone steps[11], then a series of timber steps[12]. The track then continues along the bank of the Lane Cove River[13][14] (to your right) for about 100m to come to a T-intersection with Princes St[15]. Here the walk turns left and heads up the road[16] (away from the water view[17]) for about 50m, coming to an intersection with another track and a large green 'The Great North Walk' signpost[18] (on your right).

(0.55 km) Princes St trackhead to Int of Great North Walk and Meyers Avenue track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 556 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -21 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Buffalo Ck. Park' arrow[19] down along track. Veering right after about 50m, this wide track then leads through the casuarina forest[20] for a short time, coming to an intersection and a small clearing with a picnic table[21], the informally named Brickmakers Creek picnic area.
Turn right: From the picnic area, this walk follows the GNW arrow post across the rocky Brickmakers Creek[22] and up the steps[23]. The walk continues along the short timber boardwalk[24], then leads up the timber steps[25] for about 100m where the track flattens out, veering right at another GNW arrow post[26]. Here the track leads down between the rocks[27], with a filtered view to the water, and a short distance later, the track veers right again at another GNW arrow post[28], heading gently down between some more rocks. For another 150m , the mostly flat track leads over some rock platforms[29][30] then along a short section of timber boarding[31] to come to a three-way intersection marked with a GNW arrow, and a larger unfenced rock platform[32] (to the right).

(1.11 km) Int of Great North Walk and Meyers Avenue track to Int of Great North Walk and the Lane Cove River track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 533 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -12 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the rock platform[33], keeping the river down to your right. The walk soon heads down some steps carved in the rock[34], then follows the rocky and sandy track gently downhill, passing some interesting rock formations[35][36] over about 140m then climbing over some rocks with a metal handrail[37]. The track leads up a series of steps[38] for about 200m, then goes up some carved steps (also with a handrail[39]). From here, the rocky track heads down the steps[40] then leads alongside the mangroves[41] for just shy of 100m, coming to a T-intersection marked with a GNW arrow[42].

(1.64 km) Int of Great North Walk and the Lane Cove River track to End of Lane Cove River track
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 89 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk steps down off the main track[43] and leads along the raised mound through the tunnel of mangroves[44]. This track is covered by water at higher tides, but at lower tides it leads to the edge of the open Lane Cover River[45][46].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

(1.64 km) Int of Great North Walk and the Lane Cove River track to Mangrove viewing platform
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 509 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -18 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow up the steps[47]. The track bends right and comes to an intersection with the signposted 'Access to Barons Cres'[48] track on your left, just below the large concrete building[49].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[50] along the clear track, leading gently uphill (initially keeping the concrete building and Barton Cres track on your left[51]). The fairly flat, rocky track leads through the forest, keeping the Lane Cove River[52] not far to your right. After about 300m, the track leads up some steps[53] to a boulder outcrop[54] with good views over the river. The track continues for another 100m to a small clearing and a timber viewing platform[55] (on your right).

Mangrove viewing platform Alt = 2 m
This timber viewing platform[56] is found on bank on south-west of the confluence of the Lane Cove River and Buffalo Creek. This area is affected by the tides so the view is constantly changing. The lookout platform provides an opportunity to view the mangroves community[57] and the eroded sandstone ruins[58]

(2.15 km) Mangrove viewing platform to Buffalo Creek track head
Walk: Easy - bushtrack,road,bushtrack
Length = 777 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -16 m
Turn left: From the timber platform[59], this walk heads directly away from the Lane Cove River[60] and follows the track up the valley, keeping the Buffalo Creek mangroves to your right. The track soon leads under a fallen tree[61] and meanders along the flat[62] for about 120m, then follows a short section of timber boardwalk[63]. The track then leads up some steps to pass under a small sandstone overhang[64], then continues along the base of a sandstone wall[65], from where the track leads over another shorter section of timber boardwalk[66]. The track then comes to another section of boardwalk which leads through the wetlands[67], over a small creek[68] and past the information sign about the 'Friends of Buffalo Creek'[69]. The boardwalk then leads past some paperbark trees[70] and turns right onto the dirt track[71]. The walk follows this track for about 50m before heading up the timber ramp[72] and steps[73] to Pains Rd.
Turn right: From the intersection[74], this walk follows GNW arrow up along Pains Rd[75] for about 20m to the intersection with a wide track, marked with another GNW arrow post[76], just where the road bends left[77].
Continue straight: From the bend in Pains Rd (near house number 4), this walk follows GNW arrow[78] along the wide track, whilst keeping a few houses up to your left[79]. After about 120m, the track leads up a grassy hill[80] to find a large open parkland, Buffalo Creek Reserve[81][82]. Here, the walk turns right and follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[83] across the grass, passing a picnic table[84] and fireplace[85], and coming to the large 'Buffalo Creek Track Head' signpost[86][87] (on your right).

Buffalo Creek Reserve Alt = 3 m
The Buffalo Creek Reserve is found off the side of Pittwater Rd, just south of Buffalo Creek. The reserve is home to a large wetland, car park, large children's playground [88], picnic shelters [89], BBQ's [90], toilets [91] and town water on tap [92]. The children's play area, on the western side of the reserve, is very popular. There is a large playing field and a second smaller picnic area on the eastern side (where the Buffalo Creek boardwalk starts [93]).

(2.93 km) Buffalo creek track head to Int of Great North Walk and Pittwater Road carpark path
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 738 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 42 m Descent = -32 m
Turn right: From the 'Buffalo Creek Track Head', this walk follows the 'Newcastle' sign[94] down three sets of timber stairs[95]. Here the walk follows the timber boardwalk[96] as it winds through the mangroves to a hand-railed viewing area[97], just before a bridge.
From here, the walk crosses Buffalo Creek[98] on the bridge[99] then climbs up the stone steps[100] to veer left at a faint intersection (at the top of the steep climb), marked with a GNW arrow post[101]. The rocky track leads more gently up past the 'Lane Cove River National Park - Sugarloaf Point' sign[102] to a signposted T-intersection, where another GNW arrow[103] points back down the track.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Sugarloaf Point' sign[104] along the flat rocky and sandy track, keeping the valley to your right. The track generally bends left around the side of the hill, passing a few interesting rock platforms[105] along the way. Soon after heading down some stone steps[106], this track comes to a signposted T-intersection with a wide sandy trail[107]. There is a 'Buffalo Ck Reserve' sign[108] pointing back up the steps.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Pittwater Road 0.25km' sign[109] up along the wide management trail, which soon becomes sealed[110]. The trail winds up beside a large, fenced, high-tension power line concrete tower[111][112]. The trail soon leads around a locked gate[113] and comes to an intersection[114] just before Pittwater Rd, with a 'Great North Walk' track sign[115] (on the right).

(3.67 km) Int of Great North Walk and Pittwater Road carpark path to Magdala Park carpark
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.31 km Time = 24 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -29 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Great North Walk' sign[116] past the picnic table[117] and down the timber steps, whilst keeping Pittwater Rd through the trees to your left. The track soon passes a 'Lane Cove National Park' sign[118] then heads down some timber stairs[119]. The track continues just below the road (on your left) and beside the mangroves (on your right) for a little over 400m, crossing several timber platforms[120] and going up and down a few steps to come to a 'Coastal Wetlands' information sign[121]. Having moved away from the road, the track now heads along a timber boardwalk[122] that winds through the mangroves and wetlands to cross Kitty Creek[123] on a bridge[124]. Just on the other side of the bridge, this walk comes to a T-intersection with a sign pointing back to 'Sugarloaf Point'[125].
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the GNW arrow[126] along the wide track, initially keeping Kittys Creek to your right. The track almost immediately bends left (ignoring the side track on the left[127]) and follows the bank of the Lane Cove River[128] (on your right) through the casuarina forest[129] for just shy of 200m. Here, the track starts edging away from the river and enters more dense vegetation[130] for just over 200m, before the track opens up and comes to a 'Lane Cove National Park - Sugarloaf Point' sign[131]. From the sign, the walk leads up along the grass[132], keeping the playing fields[133] to your right and coming to a GNW arrow post[134] in front of the toilet block[135] beside Magdala Park car park[136].

Magdala Park Alt = 3 m
Magdala Park, found at the end of Magdala Rd, North Ryde, is home to a large playing field with a baseball diamond in the corner and a smaller playing field to the north. There is a car park [137], public toilets[138], sheltered picnic tables [139], childrens playground[140], garbage bins[141], and town water on tap[142]. There are a few Great North Walk signs highlighting the direction of the walk as it winds across the open grassy area.

(4.97 km) Magdala Park carpark to Int. opposite end of Mowbray Rd
Walk: Easy - bushtrack,footpath
Length = 416 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -11 m
Turn right: From the front of the toilet block[143], this walk follows the GNW arrow across the car park[144]. The walk then heads through the gap in the fence[145] and turns left, heading over the grass to the intersection with a concrete footpath at the base of the large transmissions tower[146], where a sign points back to 'Sydney Cove'[147].
Turn right: From the transmissions tower[148], this walk follows the 'Newcastle' sign[149] downhill along the concrete footpath away from Magdala Park. The path soon turns right[150] and leads over the 'Clifford Love' footbridge[151][152]. The 150m-long bridge leads over Lane Cove River[153][154] and then over the 'National Starch' factory[155], to find a footpath on the other side. The footpath leads around the edge of the fenced car park[156] and comes to the footpath beside Epping Rd, just beside the traffic lights[157] at Mowbray Rd.

(5.39 km) Int. opposite end of Mowbray Rd to Int. Corporate Park Scenic Trail and Great North Walk
Track: Moderate - footpath,bushtrack
Length = 717 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -21 m
Continue straight: From the traffic lights, this walk heads downhill towards the bridge, crossing the factory driveway[158]. Just over 100m past the driveway, the shared footpath[159] leads to an intersection marked with a GNW arrow post, and a set of steps[160] (on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection[161], this walk follows the GNW arrow post down across the main bridge span, keeping the traffic to your right. After almost 100m, this walk comes to the other side of the bridge, where there is an intersection with another set of stairs[162] (on your left) and another GNW arrow[163].
Turn left: From the intersection[164], this walk follows the GNW arrow post down the stairs[165][166] and towards the water. At the bottom of the stairs, the walk turns left and follows the footpath under the bridge[167][168] then up a few steps to a signposted intersection[169], just on the other side of the bridge.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lane Cove National Park - Fairyland Track' sign[170] down along the dirt track, keeping the filtered view of Lane Cove River to your right[171]. The track soon leads down some timber steps[172], past a short rock wall[173] and across two short flat timber bridges[174][175]. The walk continues up some steps and across a timber bridge with a hand rail[176]. The rocky track then leads downhill[177] for about 100m before going gently uphill past the high tension transmission tower[178], to then come to a signposted intersection[179], just after passing under the power lines.

(6.11 km) Int. Scenic Trail and Great North Walk to Intersection behind Honeywell
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 219 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -7 m
Turn around: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the face of the NPWS 'No dogs permitted' sign[180] under the power lines, immediately veering right[181] to head up towards the large corporate building[182]. After about 10m, this walk comes to an intersection at the bottom of some timber stairs[183] (on your right), marked with a 'What can you see?' information sign[184].
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the timber staircase[185] to then follow the '0.8km scenic trail' arrow post[186] gently uphill. From this sign, the track leads up over a series of rocks[187] and up a few rock steps[188] (ignoring a track on your right) for about 40m to pass an 'Aboriginal uses for plants' information sign[189]. Here the walk continues up the stone steps to then follow alongside a wire fence[190] for just shy of 100m (behind the 'Honeywell' building[191]). The walk then follows one of a few tracks that continues straight to come to a T-intersection with a sealed road[192], just at the far corner of the 'Honeywell' building.

(6.32 km) Intersection behind Honeywell to North Ryde Train Station
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 889 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 36 m Descent = -1 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk crosses the road and follows the footpath[193][194] uphill alongside the sealed road. After about 150m, this walk turns left onto Richardson Pl[195] to follow the footpath uphill for about 70m and then come to another footpath after crossing the T-intersection[196] with Julius Ave.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north following the footpath beside Julius Ave gently uphill[197]. After just shy of 100m, this walk leaves the 'Riverside Corporate Park east Entrance'[198] and turns left at Delhi Rd. The walk now follows the footpath[199] (past a bus stop[200] and post box[201]) for 270m to come to the traffic lights[202] at the intersection of Delhi Rd & (the other end of) Julius Ave at the 'Riverside Corporate Park West Entrance'[203].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses Julius Ave[204] and follows the footpath alongside Delhi Rd (on the other side of the road from Macquarie Park Cemetery). After about 60m, this footpath leads past 'Delhi Convenience Store'[205] (open 7am-7pm M-F & 10am-4pm weekends Ph: 02 9889 8822) and continues (crossing a driveway with traffic lights[206]) for about 200m to come to the entrance of 'North Ryde' train station[207].

Catch the train from North Ryde
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at North Ryde
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
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Catch the bus from North Ryde Train Station
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive from North Ryde Train Station
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
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To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

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Campsites in the park
Lane Cove River tourist park


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Snowgum Rhodes Shopping Centre Level 1, Shop 66, Rhodes (02) 8765 1035 5 km
Canoes & Canoeing Supplies 40 Parramatta Rd , Summer Hill (02) 9716 8555 6.8 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 5.4 km
Fastfit Towbars & Bullbars 601 Parramatta Rd , Leichhardt (02) 9564 5646 7 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Boronia Park to North Ryde.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Boronia Park to North Ryde
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
11 km (to the NNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 16 km (to the SSW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 22 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 24 km (to the N)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 46 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
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Lane Cove National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
This small but picturesque city park is a haven of peaceful bushland along the winding Lane Cove River. Home to the Kukundi Wildlife Shelter and 27 km of the Great North Walk, you can also hire a boat, take a stroll or enjoy a picnic by the weir.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Lane Cove National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Terrys Creek walking track maintenance
Some areas of this park will experience temporary disruptions and delays due to walking track maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Closed areas are:
  • Terrys Creek walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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Nigel IP:115.70.49.xxx | 2011-04-10 05:31:41
Hi. The footbridge crossing on Lane Cove River at the end of Madgala Road is closed due to Sydney Water construction work. The only way around is up to Pit****er Road and back along Epping Road.
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2011-04-10 22:00:06
Nigel wrote:
Hi. The footbridge crossing on Lane Cove River at the end of Madgala Road is closed due to Sydney Water construction work. The only way around is up to Pitt water Road and back along Epping Road.

Thanks Nigel
Sorry for the unexpected detour, thanks for letting us all know. I have updated the notes with the details of the detour, it is in place for about 6 months. You can read about the works here http://www.wildwalks.com/images/docs/Clifford%20Love%20Bridge%20Closure.pdf
Thanks
Matt :)
Fred - footbridge is still closed IP:117.120.16.xxx | 2011-12-05 00:59:37
Hi
Thanks for updating your notes, but the Clifford Love bridge is still closed, the sign says til January 2012.
admin - re: footbridge is still closed Super Administrator | 2011-12-05 07:36:06
Fred wrote:
Hi
Thanks for updating your notes, but the Clifford Love bridge is still closed, the sign says til January 2012.

Thanks Fred - I have updated the notes again. They must be having trouble there, this is the third time I have changed the date.
Matt :)
Michelle - Footbridge Open IP:121.91.67.xxx | 2012-03-10 10:04:41
Hi, The Sydney Water footbridge near Madgala Park is now open. Yae!!
admin - re: Footbridge Open Super Administrator | 2012-03-16 00:40:32
Michelle wrote:
Hi, The Sydney Water footbridge near Madgala Park is now open. Yae!!

Thanks Michelle - great news. I have updated the notes again. Thanks for taking the time to let us know

Matt :)
AlanM - Wet Underfoot IP:125.254.78.xxx | 2012-06-23 04:54:41
Nice walk, especially for this close to the city.

The only drawback is the constant traffic noise as this was a week day. Perhaps I've been lived up the coast too long!

Here is the link to my video
http://youtu.be/3PD_mSwA6Gs
Ian IP:211.26.142.xxx | 2012-11-12 00:22:10
If you want to do a loop there is a track running along the east side of the Lane Cove River from the Corporate Park on Epping Rd (near the Shell service station) via Blackman Park to a point on Burns Bay Rd about 800 metres north of the Fig Tree Bridge. The last bit from the trackhead back to Boronia Park is on roads, however.
Rob Gosford - Snakes Alive ! IP:220.245.41.xxx | 2013-04-08 21:46:30
my first time hiking along here and was very pleased........my Wildwalks.COM track notes and map that i had were not needed as the GNW track is very well marked. easy fairly flat hike with interesting things to see........loved the boardwalks thru the mangroves. HOWEVER >>>>> i had my first experience ever in the bush with a SNAKE on this hike ! it came out of the low scrub on my left at high speed. i jumped up (screaming), with the snake (going under my feet) to the river side of the track disappearing into the mangroves below. i was too late with the camera. it would have been about 4 feet long, thick in width, shiny black, head not prominant. i googled it that night and it looked like a red bellied black snake. it moved so fast! .......i didn't think snakes were that quick. anyway, that snake experience made for interesting discussion at work yesterday lol.
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