Guided bushwalks have been suspended due to Covid restrictions but you can still enjoy bushwalks on your own. Details of walks can be found here. Notice will be given on our Facebook page and this website when guided walks are resumed.
Lane Cove Bushland Park has a history associated with the foundation of the Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society and retains a rich ecological diversity.
The vegetation varies greatly throughout the park from littoral rainforest trees shading Gore creek, dense swathes of native ferns & tall tree ferns to the sandstone flora, temperate sclerophyll forest of tall Turpentine and Angophoras on the higher slopes and a small pocket of precious Blue Gum High Forest. It is a site of ecological importance which was listed on the Register of the National Estate due to its rare and endangered community of Hygrocybe fungi. This ecological diversity is habitat for equally diverse fauna. Look out for Satin Bowerbirds, Superb Blue Wrens, Rainbow Lorikeets, King Parrots, Boobook and Powerful Owls and numerous small birds such as Gerygone, Thornbills and Fantails. Several species of micro bats, tree and terrestrial frogs, skinks, water dragons and geckos have been sighted.
We can enjoy this beautiful bushland today because a group of active local residents saved it from destruction when the Council approved the Country Club to extend the golf course into this valley. This campaign by residents was the genesis of the Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society, which this year is celebrating 50 years of continuous work, tirelessly defending and preserving the urban trees, native bush and wetlands of the Lane Cove area, particularly from the impacts of development.
Our gratitude to those who saved this richly diverse park from the bulldozers in 1971. Our thanks also to those who have cared for it since with thousands of hours of weeding, bush regeneration, storm water damage mitigation and loving care by Council’s bushland management teams and local volunteer groups.