30 mins

978 m Return

31 m

Easy track
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.

Maps for the Fairylands track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Fairylands track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fairylands track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 978 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


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.


This whole walk, 490m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

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


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


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

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Fairylands track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Fairylands track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Fairylands track walk starts and ends at the Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track (gps: -33.799002, 151.15403)
Your transport options to Int of Quebec Rd and Fairyland Track are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/n

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂