The Ultimate Winter Macquarie Park Bushwalking Guide

23 June 2023

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Living in Macquarie Park is a great opportunity to live close to the city, but also have the bush at your back doorstep. As we head into the cooler months, here are our top picks for local bush walks in and around Macquarie Park to help you stay active this winter season. Grab your hiking boots and get ready to explore the winter beauty of the area.

Explore Lane Cove National Park

With bush walks, picnic spots, cafes, kiosks and even new cabins, Lane Cove is the ultimate winter wonderland.

The Great North Walk is a famous multi-day hike, which snakes through Sydney. The hike features a stretch of Lane Cove National Park, giving you a chance to have a sneak peak of the Great North Walk. It’s 20km, and will take about 6-8 hours, meaning you’ll definitely need to pack some snacks and water.

If you don’t have a spare 8 hours in your day, explore one of the countless other tracks that winds through the rivers and creeks of the Lane Cove National Park.

With picnic spots throughout the park, this is the perfect location for a family picnic! These instagrammable picnic sites look over the river, and are a great way to get the kids out in nature.


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If you're not in the mood for packing food, worry not, Lane Cove National Park has multiple kiosks and cafes conveniently located all around this slice of natural paradise. They offer delicious options that will provide you with the energy you need for a leisurely walk or a delightful lunch in one of Sydney's finest locations.

With an abundance of activities available in Lane Cove National Park, you may find that a single day is simply not enough time to fully experience everything it has to offer. Luckily for you, the park has a variety of accommodation options, from camping sites, to caravan sites, or even their brand new cabins and safari tents! What a great urban getaway!

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Other Bush walks around Macquarie Park

Terrys Creek Bush walk track

Terrys Creek walking track starts at Abuklea Road in Marsfield, and leads you along the creek, which is alive with waterfalls, turtles, ducks, lizards and more! The walk can be shortened to your liking, or even lead you to Brown's waterhole. This walk is best done after rain, when the creek is flowing heavily, giving the waterfall a chance to show off.

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Shrimpton’s Creek Path

This path is popular with dog owners and parents because of its path that follows along the whole length of the track. The path starts at Wilga park, just to the side of Macquarie Centre, and follows along through multiple parks and reserves, including ELS reserve. The path ends at Santa Rosa park, which is the perfect place to let your dog have a run while you have some water. The bath also goes past Brit’s Kitchen, which is one of our amazing local cafes.

Field of Mars Reserve

This popular destination is known for its views, creeks, and impressive gum trees. It's the perfect spot for a picnic, and has many walking tracks that snake through it, with varying levels of difficulty.

Click here for the walking trails at a glance.

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