Lane Cove River Tourist Park
Property Locality: North Ryde/Macquarie Park - within Lane Cove National Park, Metropolitan Sydney
Type of Property: Recreational Tourist Park with cabin, caravan and camping accommodation.
Children: Suitable for children
Rates (per couple per night)
Price Range: $34- $145
Ensuite Cabins: $121
Family Cabins: $145+ $10 extra person, $5 child under 10
Caravan, Campervan, Tent and Camping Sites: $36 with power, $34 unpowered, + $10 extra person, children under 10 free
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
Ensuite Cabins: Clean, easy living, cosy fit out featuring a queen bed, en-suite bathroom and full kitchen including microwave. These 3 1/2 star cabins have TV, R/C air conditioning, sofa, all linen and towels provided, and yes, even a hairdryer!
Max 2 people
Family Cabins: These cabins accommodate five people comfortably with a sofa, R/C air conditioning, TV and fully equipped kitchen with microwave. Master bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom sleeps three and all linen is provided. These 3 1/2 star cabins feature a two-way bathroom with towels, hairdryer and separate toilet.
Max 5 people
Caravan Sites: A variety of powered and non-powered caravan sites, which are designed to fit the smallest to the largest vans. All sites have a concrete slab and vehicle parking space. Sites are conveniently located close by amenities blocks, and several enjoy uninterrupted views to the National Park.
All sites have ample room for an annex and often space for a small table and chairs outside of the annexed area of the van. All sites have sullage and water points as well as 15 amp power. The Park has two specific drive through sites which need to be booked in advance.
Camper Van Sites: A variety of powered and non powered sites which are designed to suit camper vans and motor homes. The sites can accommodate a small pop top right through to converted buses and the largest Winnebagos. Most sites have a concrete slab and plenty of turf.
Sites are conveniently located close by amenities blocks, and some enjoy uninterrupted views to the National Park. All sites have sullage and water points as well as 10 amp power.
Camping Sites: Two dedicated camp grounds are set within the Park. Designed specially for the camper, the majority of sites have a vehicle space next to them and room for a ten- person tent. Many sites have power and running water.
The powered camp ground is located within close proximity to the camp kitchen, amenities and laundry blocks. There is a free electric BBQ set amidst native landscaped gardens for use by campers.
The non-powered camp ground has a bush kitchen with fridges and microwaves, instant hot water, and a free use gas BBQ close by. These sites are large and grassy and back onto the National Park. Power points are available for recharging mobile phones and laptops. Many camp sites are set under the shade of large gums and other natives.
BREAKING NEWS!! A new open style camp ground is now open. It's designed specifically for backpackers but there is also car space nearby. It's a large grassy area and will accommodate approximately 200 people under the shade of mature eucalypt trees.
The Lane Cove River Tourist Park has adopted an extremely detailed Environmental Plan and has achieved EarthCheck Silver certification status. The Environmental Plan has been designed to cover every aspect of the operation of the business and is developed around 8 key components:
1. Community and Business Education
2. Carbon Reduction and eradication of carbon footprint
3. Water management
4. Habitat creation and biodiversity
5. Recycle, reuse and waste minimise
6. Pest and weed abatement and management
7. Investment in our people;
8. Sustainable Eco Tourism – models, partners and recognition
- All light globes are energy savers
- Investing in green energy
- Running on 100% accredited green power
- Electric works vehicle that reduces emissions from carbon.
- Onsite solar stations
- The park has embarked on an ambitious program of water management, in its pursuit of water conservation. Since our plan was established in 2006, we have harvested over 138,000 litres of rainwater, and have reduced our water consumption in our shower blocks by replacing our old shower heads with water saving shower heads.
- Rainwater collection tanks on cabins - once completed, the total annual water harvest from cabins will be almost 300,000 litres per year;
- Water saving shower heads in all showers both cabin and amenities. We have retrofitted over 70 shower heads to 9 litre per minute savers. We are now planning to roll out a number of shower heads at 7.5 litres per minute;
- Waterless urinals in 3 of 4 amenities blocks. This initiative has saved over 60,000 litres of water per year;
- Retro fitting a complete toilet flushing water tanks system into our cam ground amenities. This tank system we estimate will save over 150,000 litres of water per year;
- All park irrigation is now done with harvested rainwater.
- We have developed a very comprehensive habitat management plan for all creatures and all plants great and small. Ongoing Bush Regeneration projects are also a very important component of our habitat and eco system management plan. Where a need is identified to regenerate an area of the park, we utilise the skills of a National Parks horticulturalist. Education of the public is integral to conservation, and we have developed a series of plant and animal fact sheets for you!
- All paper, plastics, and metal is recycled on park. There are 18 recycling stations on park.
- The Tourist Park has a series of worm farms in place with plans to eventually have a worm farm attached to every recycle station (18) in total.
Compost worms break down food scraps to create castings. Castings are great for the gardens around the park and the native plants are OK with this type of compost.In addition, worm farms creat some really great liquid fertiliser that once slightly diluted makes a fantastic organic plant spray.
- The park is embarking on a program of environmental site upgrade projects. Our pilot project has been very successful with visitors now requesting the sites regularly. The sites allow for a site impact reduction of almost 35% and contain over 500 native plantings.
Pest Management and Weed Abatement
- The park maintains a comprehensive weed and pest abatement program managed through our field section. The park has developed a humane rabbit trapping and disposal system, subsidises bush regeneration projects that focus on weed control, and has its own qualified weed control personnel.
Gardens, Grounds and Access
-On average, the park plants some 5500 native plants and trees every year. We are also committed to providing a home in our park for threatened species like Darwinia Bi Flora.
Host: Lane Cove National Park
Address: Plassey Road, Macquarie Park
- Separate disabled facilities and baby bath facilities.
- Wireless internet network, access via your laptop.
- Four laundries.
- Recreation rooms with TV, internet kiosk and provision for laptop internet connection.
- Swimming Pool - large, outdoor, shaded pool is also accompanied by a smaller paddling pool for the little ones.
- Bus Service: The 545 bus service operates from the corner of Plassey Road and Delhi Road. Buses run frequently all day, Monday to Sunday. Full bus timetables are available from the office.
- At reception you can buy ice, milk and dairy products, bread, chips, phonecards, newspapers and washing powder. Gas refills are available.
- You can hire a range of bikes for the duration of your stay, or by the hour.
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