Beautiful Chipping Norton Lakes is a magnificent regional park located along the Georges River in South West Sydney at Chipping Norton. There are cycleways, BBQ facilities, picnic areas, playground and gym equipment, boat ramps, sporting fields and the Georges River Environment Education Centre.
The Chipping Norton Lakes also has a number of walkways – my personal favorite is the Lake Moore Walk starting at Chauvel Park and following the lake's scenic foreshore path to Haigh Park. The 45-minute return trip is approximately 3.2km and is an easy, mainly flat, paved walk.
The lakes area is home to a diverse array of plant and bird life. The islands on the lakes have been developed as wildlife refuges for native birds and wildlife so visitors are not able to access those areas.
If you are looking for a great venue to host your next party, wedding or work function, The Lakes Boatshed at Chipping Norton Recreation Centre can accommodate up to 100 people, and offers an upstairs balcony with magnificent views across the lakes and surrounding parkland. Watercraft are permitted on Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore.
There are two traditional custodians of the Chipping Norton Lakes area – the Tharawal people, which inhabited the southern side of the Georges River, and the Darug people to the north and west of the River. European settlers were granted waterfront land that is now part of the park and 'The Homestead' building that was built in the 1880's still stands within the parkland.
Watercraft are permitted on Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore but swimming and fishing are discouraged due to water quality from years of farming that was common in the area in the 1970s.
For bookings or more information on The Lakes Boatshed ph: 1300 36 2170