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mrdom wrote a review Dec 2020
4810 contributions966 helpful votes
The main part of the reserve is right next to a highway and is really noisy. Not sure why you'd picnic here when Parramatta Park is so much nicer. The water looks absolutely filthy, I wouldn't want to swim here. You can't really escape the traffic noise but the other side of the lake does have great forest and the circular walk could be good. I walked in from the east along Hunts Creek, which was good but the path seems to go through Kings School and they've put up angry signs threatening facial recognition and prosecution .…
Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Bronwyn K wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia56 contributions56 helpful votes
Its so close to Parramatta area, short drive which took less than 5mins. We visited the place on Saturday afternoon around 130pm and was very busy and car park was packed. You can have BBQ, picnic, swim, canoe, paddle boat or bush walk. There are 3 different tracks you can do bush walk, She-Oak track(1.55km) is a easy walk along the lake edge, Banksia track(2.45km) is a moderate walk with uneven surfaces and you walk along the eastern edge taking in views of the lake, Lake Circuit(4.20km) is the most challenging track, some parts are a bit steep climb. We did the She-Oak track and did a bit of the Lake Circuit to explore the rainforest part. There was a cafe that you can order food, drinks and ice cream. We enjoyed the place so much and amazed that is in the middle of Parramatta!!…
Date of experience: August 2020
3 Helpful votes
Lanes75 wrote a review Apr 2020
Parramatta, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Local swimming hole (unguarded) and a great bush walk the whole way around the lake. Lovely place to play cricket and have a family picnic. Also a cafe on site.
Date of experience: November 2019
Elham Z wrote a review Mar 2020
18 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great place for a walk, picnic and BBQ. You can swim in the lake, take your floating boat and enjoy the pure nature.
Date of experience: March 2020
Terry G wrote a review Mar 2020
North Rocks, Australia714 contributions89 helpful votes
A lot of work has been done to make this a really nice place to walk, swim and picnic. Swim flags and lifesavers in summer. Little cafe really good. Toilet facilities good, but could do with a shower !
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote