De Burgs Bridge to Thornleigh station
  • Length: 9.7km

  • Duration: 3 hrs 45 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 444 Ln Cove Rd, Macquarie Park

  • End: 88 The Esplanade, Thornleigh

  • Location: Lane Cove National Park

  • Closest Town: Ryde

  • Distance from CBD: 18.4 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.77337961

  • Longitude: 151.1351981

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Urban Walk

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De Burgs Bridge to Thornleigh station is a 9.7km, grade 4 One way hike located in Lane Cove National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs 45 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This walk follows a section of the Great North Walk starting from De Burghs bridge. The walk winds north west through the Lane Cove Valley passing through Browns Waterhole and continuing alongside Lane Cove river as it zigzags along the valley floor. The walk then climbs up to the Thornleigh playing field and along the streets to Thornleigh train station


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About the region

Lane Cove National Park
Not far from Sydney's city centre, is the perfect place for a family day out or school excursion. Explore historic sites along the Heritage walk or enjoy a picnic, canoe or go birdwatching.

Lane Cove National Park is a beautiful pocket of bushland that sits on either side of the peaceful Lane Cove River. It’s in easy reach for Sydneysiders, extending from East Ryde to Pennant Hills and West Chatswood.

It’s a great place for a day out with the family; there are lots of picnic areas to choose from, including those that offer picnic tables, barbecues, children’s play equipment, flat grassy areas and easy access to walking tracks and places to ride your bike. Whatever activities you fancy, you’re bound to find a perfect place to picnic for the day.

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