Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

1.3 km Return

17 m

Moderate track
This is a great way to explore the picnic areas and banks of the Lane Cove River. There are picnic areas and plenty of seats to enjoy along the way. On the weekend you can hire a boat and go for a paddle before heading back to the start. You could spend a whole day enjoying the river, bus and parklands. The walk is mostly flat and the alternate route leads around the only really rough section of the track.

Maps for the Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed 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 Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed

Accessibility summary information for the Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed

Parking: There are 1 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 10 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 70m apart, with a maximum gap of 120m.
Hazards: There are 2 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard The edges of the weir are ungraded and there is a significant drop with water hazards. Keep clear of edges. Found about 120m into the walk.
      Wheelchair Rough Two sections (of about 15m each) of the track have exposed tree route, making the ground uneven and creating trip hazards. Found about 540m into the walk.

Accessibility Details

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 1.3 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


Around 480m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 160m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

310m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 180m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (160m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 640m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 640m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 590m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 55m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 640m 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 Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lane Cove Weir to Boat Shed walk starts and ends at the Max Allen Drive Bridge (gps: -33.790718, 151.15604)
Your transport options to Max Allen Drive Bridge are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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



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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 🙂