Walking Track Description
The bush and walking tracks around Lake Parramatta have been popular with Sydneysiders since the the first settlers arrived from Sydney, and of course, we’re best known by the original locals, the Burramattagal clan of the Dharug people.
A popular picnic, swimming and fishing hole with families and nature lovers in the area, the park also hosts the Arrunga Bardo Bush Food Garden, where culturally significant native plants are raised and their applications within native communities are described (medicine, food, tools).
The lake offers three well-signed walks, of varying length and difficulty, though none of the walks are very challenging. Dogs are welcome on a leash and there are picnic tables, bbqs and toilets near the main car park, where the three walks start.
The smallest track (1500m return) sets out from the east of the carpark following the water’s edge for 750 m before looping back along a ridge to the carpark.
Continuing the She-oak track, the Banksia Trail (2400m return) takes in the eastern side of Lake Parramatta, and, as the name suggests, a grove of HairPin Banksias.
For the full experience, the Lake Circuit (4200m return) meanders it’s way along the lake edge and includes a mix of banksia, eucalyptus and gums harbouring such birds as rosellas, kookaburras, cormorants, storks and reptiles such as water dragons.