Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs 30 mins

5.9 km Return

159 m

Moderate track
From the Tourist Park, this walk heads down to the other side of the Lane Cove River, to Baker’s Cottage. The walk passes the Lane Cove River Boat Shed and a play ground for the kids with plenty of open areas to run and play. Baker’s Cottage, perched up a slight hill, is worth the short distance with its unique history and age of the structure. Grab an ice-cream from the boat shed or hire a boat and go for a paddle. Spend some time and enjoy the park and bush lands.

Maps for the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage 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 Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage

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 5.9 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


1.6km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 900m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (410m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 770m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (520m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 2.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 290m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 2.9km 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.


Around 2.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 120m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Lane Cove Tourist Park to Baker’s Cottage walk starts and ends at the Lane Cove Tourist Park (gps: -33.789442, 151.14332)
Your main transport option to Lane Cove Tourist Park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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 🙂