Lane Cove National Park Heritage Walk
Darug Country

1 h to 2 h

2.5 km
oneway

↑ 62 m
↓ -68 m

Moderate track
The Heritage Walk visits many of the historically significant buildings within the Lane Cove National Park. The walk follows the Lane Cove River from Fiddens Wharf and finishes at the Weir Precinct on Fullers Rd. The buildings are surprisingly intact, considering their age and history. A great walk for those wanting to see some culturally significant heritage buildings. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
Show all
Fiddens Wharf Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down from Fiddens Wharf Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up to Fiddens Wharf Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Fiddens Wharf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
following the Great North Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fiddens Wharf area from above. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rosella. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Fiddens Wharf. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Thistlethwaite picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wattle. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Regeneration area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Thistlewaite picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Max Allen Dr to Schwartz Homestead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Schwartz Homestead. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Int. of Baker's Track and Max Allen Dr. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
North side of Baker's Cottage. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rear slab and curtilages to cottage. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Baker's Cottage. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Baker's Cottage curtilages. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bakers Cottage. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Down past Max Allen Dr to Jenkins Hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Jenkins Hill Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Jenkins Hill Park area above weir. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Lane Cove Wier. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
NPWS Centre. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Max Allen Drive. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Great North Walk sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Downloads GPX PDF

+
-
Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
+
-
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7843236,151.1451971)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Gore Hill Freeway, M1
  • Turn on to Pacific Highway Offramp, M1 then drive for 560 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Pacific Highway and drive for another 220 m
  • Keep left onto Pacific Highway and drive for another 45 m
  • Keep left onto Lane Cove Tunnel Onramp and drive for another 4 km
  • Keep left onto Epping Road Offramp, M2 and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Keep left onto Lane Cove Road Exit and drive for another 305 m
  • Keep right onto Lane Cove Road Exit and drive for another 30 m
  • Continue onto Lane Cove Road Exit and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn right onto Lane Cove Road, A3 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Riverside Drive and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 20 m
Finish (-33.7907245,151.1560663)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Bus   Car   (There is free parking available.)
+
-
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the far south-west corner of Fiddens Wharf Oval, this walk follows the NPWS arrow through the gap in the fence and down the concrete steps. The timber steps then lead down to a T-intersection with a track beside the river, where a 'Fiddens Wharf' sign points back up the stairs.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the 18 concrete steps (about 7 m long)
After another 7 m head down the 7 earthen steps (about 3 m long)
After another 4 m turn left, to head along The Great North Walk.
After another 6 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
Then head up the 26 steps (about 20 m long)
After another 55 m head up the 7 stone steps (about 3 m long)
Then cross the bridge
After another 200 m cross the ford.
After another 130 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 315 m continue straight.
After another 225 m come to the viewpoint (9 m on your right).
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 70 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
There is a shelter (about 5 m back from the start).
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Max Allen Road & Lane Cove Depot Road) continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 40 m find the "Schwartz Homestead" (20 m on your left).
Schwartz Homestead
Schwartz Homestead

The Schwartz Homestead is a neat little white and green 1920's timber cottage with a balcony on three sides. It was probably built by orchardist George Warr, who leased the land from 1917.
+
-
The Schwartz Homestead is a neat little white and green 1920's timber cottage with a balcony on three sides. It was probably built by orchardist George Warr, who leased the land from 1917.

Veer left, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 255 m turn sharp left.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 10 m pass the car park (10 m on your right).
After another 7 m continue straight, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 280 m veer right.
After another 180 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 40 m turn right, to head along Max Allen Road.
After another 45 m find the "Picnic Table" (20 m on your right).
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

A timber slat picnic table. The table is 79cm high, 73cm deep and 2.7m wide. The seats are 46cm high, 44cm deep and 2.7m wide (no backrest). 4x2.7m slab.
+
-
A timber slat picnic table. The table is 79cm high, 73cm deep and 2.7m wide. The seats are 46cm high, 44cm deep and 2.7m wide (no backrest). 4x2.7m slab.

Then find the "Parking Accessible" (on your right).
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

There are 8 car parking bays in the immediate area. Three are marked mobiilty parking bays at the southern edge. The mobility parking area is ashphalt, 2.4m wide and 6.3m deep.
+
-
There are 8 car parking bays in the immediate area. Three are marked mobiilty parking bays at the southern edge. The mobility parking area is ashphalt, 2.4m wide and 6.3m deep.

Then pass the car park (5 m on your right).
About 10 m past the end is "Picnic Table".
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

Two timber slat picnic tables. The table is 79cm high, 73cm deep and 3.3m wide. The seats are 46cm high, 44cm deep and 2.7m wide (no backrest). Room for a few chairs at end. 4x2.7m slab.
+
-
Two timber slat picnic tables. The table is 79cm high, 73cm deep and 3.3m wide. The seats are 46cm high, 44cm deep and 2.7m wide (no backrest). Room for a few chairs at end. 4x2.7m slab.

About 15 m past the end is "BBQ".
BBQ
BBQ

Two free electric BBQs hotplates in sheltered picnic area. The BBQ table is 92cm high, 2.05m wide and 75cm deep. Hot plates are 45/45cm.
+
-
Two free electric BBQs hotplates in sheltered picnic area. The BBQ table is 92cm high, 2.05m wide and 75cm deep. Hot plates are 45/45cm.

The end.
About 15 m past the end is "The Great North Walk".
+
-
Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Lane Cove National Park Heritage Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.5 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 1.3 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 500 m apart with the largest gap of 1.2 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.2 km[toilet]
Shelter
1.3 km[shelter]
Toilet
1.5 km[toilet]
Toilet
1.9 km[toilet]
Toilet
2.4 km[toilet]
+
-
Articles
Discover more details to thrive on track
+
-
Reviews & Feedback
Share your experience
+
-
Weather & Alerts
Check forecasts & closures
Show Full Weather
Alerts and Closures
Show all alerts
Show all alerts
Show all alerts
+
-
Other Journeys
Discover nearby and similar journeys
Similar Journeys
Nearby Journeys
Some of the information and maps on this page was generated using data from the awesome © OpenStreetMap contributors.
Please see how you can embed some widgets, access data and other stuff to that might be helpful.