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Caravan Sites at Lane Cove River Caravan Park and Camping Grounds
Caravan sites are also suitable for converted buses, large motorhomes and Fifth Wheelers.
All of the designated caravan sites are well suited for a caravan, your annex and your car parked alongside. In effect, the sites are a minimum 3 vehicle width. There is also usually plenty of room for a table and set of chairs. All powered sites have a concrete slab, sullage and water. There is a very limited number of sites suitable if you wish an unpowered site. All caravan sites are located close to amenities blocks (of which there are four), and many enjoy uninterrupted views of the main part of Lane Cove National Park. Bushwalking is a popular activity for guests who are staying at Lane Cove River Tourist Park and the Lane Cove National Park offers a variety of bush walking only 10 kms from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In fact, you can follow the river to the main harbour and catch a ferry to Circular Quay in Sydney from Woolwich ferry terminal. Bear in mind the walk follows the winding river so the distance is more than 10 kms but a great way to get to the city.
If you have a television booster installed
The best reception is usually obtained by bypassing it. This sounds strange to most people but because the caravan park is so close to the Sydney TV transmitters the signal tends to get distorted when the booster is used. The booster is only designed to boost the signal so decent reception can be achieved in low reception areas.The Lane Cove River Caravan Tourist Park has a few drive through caravan sites but often, due to the popularity of the caravan park the sites are not available. If you specifically require a drive through site please stress this when you book. Also, drive through sites are designated as overnight stays only. The idea being you drive onto the site, stay hooked up, and drive off the next morning.
Lane Cove National Park
The Lane Cove National Park is different to other National Parks within Sydney in that is is narrow and mainly confined to following the Lane Cove River. The park has some interesting history and has survived as a recreational area despite its various uses since 1788 when the first fleet arrived. The river was explored very early on in the life of the new settlement and trees from the area were used in the construction of NSW's Parliament House on Macquarie Street in Sydney.
Walking within Lane Cove National Park is peaceful and serene during the day but beware of cyclists and people jogging early mornings and evenings. Information can be found on this link page for information on National Parks in Sydney.
Wildlife Encounters. Of the non-threatening kind!
Many people visit this caravan park for the natural environment and it's proximity to central Sydney. On any site you will be within a hundred metres of the bushland of Lane Cove National Park which is very easy to access from a walking track leading from the caravan park. And you are almost guaranteed to encounter a nocturnal brush tail possum during your stay. So don't leave your doors open at night as they are very inquistive and love to come into your caravan looking for food. If you do find one in your caravan or campervan, or tent, please use a broom or something similar to usher him out. During the day the brush turkeys are quite active looking for food. The ducks and ducklings are much nicer. Photos of the caravan park, tent sites and some of the native animals can be seen on the photo page.