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Leisure Activities

Macquarie Park offers ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor picnics or explore nature with a leisurely walk, rigorous hike or riverside cycle. Whatever your relaxation mode, you'll find an outlet right here.

Lane Cove National Park

The sprawling, grassy expanse of Lane Cove National Park offers cooking facilities and picnic areas perfect for a weekend BBQ with friends. Macquarie Park boasts a plethora of leisurely walks, challenging hikes and cycling routes through lush bushland and along the river:

  • The popular Browns Waterhole Cycleway makes light work of the north-south journey into Ryde and offers a traffic-free commute.
  • The Shrimptons Creek Cycleway begins at Quarry Road in Denistone East and takes you though the heart of Ryde into Macquarie Park in an easy ten minutes.
  • Enjoy a picturesque walk through the stunning trail from De Burghs Bridge to Thornleigh, through leafy Lane Cove Valley and along river. Part of the postcard-perfect Great North Walk.
  • Another beautiful walking trail begins at Macquarie Park Station and crosses over De Burghs Bridge to reach the eastern bank of the Lane Cove River, passing rock formations and local flora on the way to Fullers Bridge in Roseville.

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Ice Skating at Macquarie Centre

Glide on ice with a spot of social skating or gear up for the Winter Olympics with lessons at Macquarie Ice Rink.
Location: Macquarie Centre, Waterloo Rd