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Lake Parramatta Walking Tracks

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by Demi Thompson (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer who enjoys photography and blogging at and
Published September 2nd 2013
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Simply an inch of the beautiful lake

Lake Parramatta is truly a place for all!
Whether you are a:

Whether you are into:
Different types of Australian Flora & Fauna
Mounting-Bike Riding
Relaxing (There are so many rocks right by the lake to sit and chat on)

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One of the many ducks you come across

There are three walks to choose from ranging from easy to hard:
- She Oak Track (1550m)
- Banksia Trail (2450m)
- Lake Circuit (4200m)

The Lake Circuit is a must do for those looking to make the most of the track and see all it has to offer.

Whichever track you decide to take, you can expect to become a nature lover no matter who you were before you arrived. You will see new species of birds and plants and other wildlife that you won't be able to resist but stop and appreciate the beauty of.

If you are daring enough (or just can't stand the heat) there is also a rope swing along the lake circuit sure to bring out the inner child in you. Although I definitely wouldn't recommend swimming in the lake if you can help it.

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The rope swing

After your walks be sure to hit up the cafe near the car park to replenish your energy.

Lake Parramatta is open seven days a week with the main gate opening at 6:30am and the gates closed at 5:30pm (7:30pm during daylight savings).
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Why? It's a great day out for all people in a lovely location capturing every aspect of Australian Culture.
When: Any day of the week!
Where: Access is from Lackey Street off Bourke Street, North Parramatta just look out for the large lizard!
Cost: Free
Your Comment
You would hope the tracks are better sign posted
by lisa. (score: 0|4) 2783 days ago
Hi, could you please tell me where the main gate is? Another thing: Is the lake circuit include other two walks or 3 walks are separate?
by truon (score: 0|4) 2780 days ago
Nice article. I live close to Lake Parramatta and often enjoy it's gifts. One of which is the protected species of flora...perhaps whoever is in the photo holding the protected species of flora will kindly not pick them again so we can enjoy them for the future - one hopes that it has been an innocent mistake which has now be made aware and learnt. Anyhow, it has been pleasing to sea one of nature's lovely area's nearby featured on WeekNotes. Thank you.
by Colette.H. (score: 0|8) 2779 days ago
Please do not pick wildflowers from any urban bushland. This reduces the production of seed, starves wildlife of food and slowly degrades the bushland. Please enjoy the look of the wildflowers growing and pick some flowers from your own or neighbours yard.

Picking Wildflowers from urban bushlands or National Parks is illegal and can result in a fine.
by dkuhl (score: 0|2) 1652 days ago
Is it open for walking around the circle of the lake at the mean time ? Under restriction due to Covid 19?
by inasa (score: 0|2) 364 days ago
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