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Georges River Boardwalk at Picnic Point

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Published June 11th 2013
not your average walk in the park
I'm so happy I found this little pocket of paradise so close to home at Picnic Point.

Lambeth Reserve is a great little riverside park tucked away off Henry Lawson Drive at Picnic Point. It has a good size children's playground, adult's outdoor gym machines, sheltered picnic tables, new wheelchair accessible toilet amenities and lots of green open space to kick a ball or two.

Lambeth Reserve
Lambeth Reserve Children's Playground

But what I absolutely love about this reserve is the easy 1.3 kilometre wheelchair accessible track, which follows the footpaths and boardwalk along the Georges River's edge to Fitzpatrick Park. The views along the way are stunning and it is right outside your doorstep (if you live in south west Sydney).

It is perfect for a nice morning or afternoon stroll and ideal for families, parents with prams, or those in wheelchairs, and pets are allowed (on leash).

Georges River National Park
Wooden Boardwalk

I started my walk from Lambeth Reserve. Follow the dirt track located just past the children's playground (keeping the river on your right), pass through the pine woodlands, you will come to a little clearing with a tiny beach, this is the start of the wooden Georges River boardwalk.

Follow the boardwalk as it traverses swamplands and reeds behind some lavish homes, you will then reach the first of two seating spots with views to Pleasure Point and Sandy Point Estate on the other side of the river. Keep following the boardwalk as it weaves in and out of the river's edge between the rocky bushlands on your left and the mangroves and river views on your right.

At the end of the boardwalk, follow the dirt track through bushlands along the river until you reach Carinya Street and Alan Ashton Reserve by the river. Further up is the boatshed which offers some light snacks and drinks, ice, fishing bait and tackle. There is also a small jetty and some boat repair services.

Alan Aston Reserve
The Boatshed

Keep following the footpath on Carinya Street until you reach Fitzpatrick Park carpark where there are toilet facilities. Sit on the promenade by the river and take a few moments to enjoy the views across the river to the unspoilt bushland reserve before you make your way back.

Fitzpatrick Park
Views from Fitzpatrick Park

I hope you will enjoy the walk as much as I did.

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Why? great exercise for the whole family
When: Anytime
Where: Picnic Point
Cost: Free
Your Comment
It's an excellent little spot. Been meaning to write about it, guess you beat me to it! Lol.
by Kevin Thai (score: 2|106) 2421 days ago
I must do that! Just down the road and I completely forgot it existed!
by Belinda Gleeson (score: 1|10) 2421 days ago
Fantastic article - my husband is in a wheelchair, so the information you provided regarding wheelchair accessible toilets and the boardwalk was greatly appreciated. Its probably only 30 minutes from where we live so I'll be putting that on my list of things to do. Also great to know we can take the dogs too. Maybe I'll see you there!
by diannec (score: 1|15) 2419 days ago
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