Fig Tree Bridge to Fullers Bridge and Return

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Alternate Name: 
Lane Cove River flatwater paddle
Lane Cove River
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Although this sheltered trip commences with the typical Sydney harbour views of houses along the foreshore, it soon weaves into a pretty estuary riverscape of mangroves and bird life. If you are looking for shorter trips, then check out Blackman Park in Lane Cove west and the access to the river and the Little Athletics Park at the Epping end of Mowbray Road. Look out for locked gates at sundown at this park. Lane Cove River Kayak Club meet here on Wednesday evenings. If you are prepared to do car shuttles then a one way trip can be made, with plenty of metered parking in Lane Cove River Park near Fullers Bridge or drive downriver to a boat ramp for free roadside parking. For such a lengthy stretch of river there are surprisingly few easy places to land if you need to get out of your craft for any reason. Sugarloaf Point or Blackman Park entrance are possible beaches to stop. At high tide though most of it is under water. Look for the curious little side creeks just a few hundred metres long. They don't really go anywhere but a nice little detour if you're not in a hurry. Best at high tide.
Trip Duration: 
2 - 3 hours
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A scenic and peaceful paddle along a tidal river.
Hot Tip: 
Motor boats are speed limited. Check out details for Lane Cove River Kayakers.
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POINT (151.14322185429 -33.810209661755)