Riverside Walking Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs

5.5 km One way

85 m

Hard track
This is a scenic walk which takes in views of the Lane Cove River and some heritage buildings. Porters Creek bridge is a fantastic example of extravagant stone work, cut locally from the creek itself. The walk generally follows the Lane Cove River, passing many favourite sun baking spots for the local water dragons. Water Dragons and water birds seem to favour this lower bank, along with picnickers who enjoy the many grassed picnic areas along the way.

Maps for the Riverside Walking 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 Riverside Walking Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Riverside Walking 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 5.5 km
Time 2 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


1.5km of this walk is very steep and another 1.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.4km is flat with no steps and the remaining 1.1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

3.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.5km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 520m follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 370m follows a smooth and hardened path.


2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.9km is clearly signposted. The remaining (1.5km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


2.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 1.5km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (1.1km) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Riverside Walking Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Riverside Walking Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Riverside Walking Track walk starts at the Int. Riverside Trk and Riverside Dr at park entrance (gps: -33.777048, 151.1381)
Your transport options to Int. Riverside Trk and Riverside Dr at park entrance are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

The Riverside Walking Track ends at the Fullers Bridge Bus Stop (gps: -33.792742, 151.15678)
Your transport options to Fullers Bridge Bus Stop 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/rwt

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 🙂