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Published April 13th 2014
Picnic time at Lake Parra
If you are always looking for family fun places to go or fun things to do over the weekend, the tranquil Lake Parramatta is a good choice.

After a satisfying brunch at the popular Parramatta's Circa Espresso cafe, we have decided to take a leisurely slow-paced walk around the popular Lake Parramatta bush tracks.

We heard it is the local's secret picnic spot.

Lake Parramatta Reserve is located approximately 2km from the bustling Parramatta CBD. The best way to get here is by driving.

It is open every day of the year and they have picnic and BBQ facilities. It is very child-friendly with suitable playgrounds.

The entry fee is free and parking within the reserve is also free but it fills up quickly with families during good sunny weekend. The special feature of Lake Parramatta Reserve is the Aboriginal (Arrunga Bardo) Bush Food Garden.

You will enjoy a great day out and you don't have to spend any money. The best in life are really free! For those who would like to go for a bush walk after a well-fed meal, there are 3 well-signed walking tracks; each with varying length and difficulty.

Relaxing near the lake

The views from the lake's shoreline were stunning with the scattered lily pads afloat peacefully.

We opted for the easiest walking track -the 1550m She Oak Track which wasn't a hard walk. It was actually quite peaceful and reflective. The track took us along the lake edge and looped back to the carpark via Bitumen Road.

We wandered off the track occasionally for photo opportunities or just sat on the rock immersing ourselves in the natural calamity.

Remember to bring along some stale bread and the kids can feed the ducks.

Yeah! It's picnic time!

What an ideal location for family outings, exercising, nature-watching or day-excursions!
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Why? Popular bush walking tracks
When: 6.30am - 7:30pm
Phone: 9806 5050
Where: Illawong Dr, North Parramatta NSW 2151
Cost: Free
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