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Fairylands track
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.8 km W of Chatswood
Length: 1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lane Cove National Park
Climb: 31 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 31 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This short walks follows a section the Great North Walk along the Lane Cove River to an old picnic ground know as Fairylands Pleasure Grounds or "the Rest". The walk gives great views of the river and of some sandstone formations. Fairylands has mostly grown over now, but still has some bits of history to explore, or you can just relax and watch the river go by as you eat lunch. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Fairylands track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Fairylands track
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Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track
River view
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Fairlylands track at Quebec St
 
Fairlylands track at Quebec St +
 
Small bridge near Quebec St
 
Small bridge near Quebec St +
 
Bornia in bloom
 
Bornia in bloom +

 
Natives
 
Natives +
 
View of Lane Cove river
 
View of Lane Cove river +
 
Lane Cove river from view point east of Fairyland
 
Lane Cove river from view point east of Fairyland +

 
Walking track east of Fairylands
 
Walking track east of Fairylands +
 
Steps east of Fairylands
 
Steps east of Fairylands +
 
Moss growing in Fairylands
 
Moss growing in Fairylands +

 
Walking into Fairylands
 
Walking into Fairylands +
 
Fairylands and Lane Cove River
 
Fairylands and Lane Cove River +
 
Plenty of information signs at fairylands
 
Plenty of information signs at fairylands +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Fairylands track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Fairylands track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fairylands track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Fairylands track bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 980m
Time 30 mins
.


Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
This whole walk, 490m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 490m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 490m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 490m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 490m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 490m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track
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.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track
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
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track to River view
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 131 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -5 m
From the opposite number 101 Quebec Rd, this walk follows the GNW arrow post[1], under the power lines and down the track[2] past the 'Dogs Strictly Prohibited'[3] and 'Lane Cove National Park - Fairlyland Track'[4] signs. The track soon leads over a short section of timber boardwalk[5] and along the track for a bit over 100m to an unfenced rock platform[6][7], with river views (on your left).

Lookout Alt = 5 m
This small, informal and unfenced viewpoint is atop a large natural rock platform, between Fairyland and River Ave. There are a few in the area, but this is the most distinct. From here, there are nice views down the Lane Cove River[8]. The area is unfenced and there is a significant drop off the side.

(0.13 km) River view to Fairyland
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 358 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the view point, this walk heads along the flat track[9] whilst keeping the river below to your left. After about 150m, this walk starts to lead down a set of timber steps[10], winding down then along short timber boardwalk[11] to come to a 'Site of Fairyland Pleasure Grounds' information sign[12]. The walk continues along the track through the ferns to an intersection beside a large palm tree[13], just past the 'Fairyland Pleasure Grounds' sign[14] where a short track on the left leads to a seat[15] beside Lane Cove River.

Fairyland Alt = 1 m
Once formally known as 'Fairyland Pleasure Grounds', and casually as 'The Rest', this site was similar to several others in Sydney. The land was purchased by Robert Swan in 1896 and encompassed about 17 acres in total[16]. Part of the land was cleared for a market garden, growing strawberries and melons. By the early 1900s, the market garden had closed and the area had become a popular picnic and play ground, for people arriving mostly by boat[17]. This was a very popular spot to visit for a special day out. Today, the buildings have (mostly) gone and the cleared area has grown back, but it still can offer a relaxing picnic and lunch spot by the river.

Catch the bus from Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track
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)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


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)
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 2.9 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 2.9 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 2.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 3.8 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 6.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Fairylands track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Fairylands track
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
9 km (to the NW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 20 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 21 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 23 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 42 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 2 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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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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