Lake Parramatta Circuit Walk

1 h 15 min to 2 h

4.1 km
circuit

↑ 135 m
↓ -135 m

Moderate track
This lovely walk starts from near the cafe in the main car park and picnic area, just north of Lackey St, North Parramatta. The walk loops around the whole of Lake Parramatta staying pretty close to the shore most of the way. The dam was the first large concrete dam built in Australia and was finished in 1856 and used until 1909 as a water supply. Since then it has been a popular walking and recreation reserve. This walk is well signposted and a great way to get away from the bigger crowds. Bring your swimmers and a towel and enjoy a dip in the refreshing water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7914621,151.0072349)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Church Street, North Parramatta.
  • Turn on to Bourke Street then drive for 510 m
  • Turn left onto Lackey Street and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn slight right onto Illawong Drive and drive for another 250 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From opposite 'Lake Parramatta Café', follow the short footpath down towards the lake then turn left. Follow the clear track around the whole lake (keeping the water to your right).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a cafe (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 40 m turn sharp left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 75 m pass the shelter (6 m on your left).
After another 80 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your right).
This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible.
Veer left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 60 m head down the steps (about 15 m long)
After another 20 m head down the steps (about 7 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 25 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 8 m continue straight.
After another 35 m veer left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 400 m turn left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 550 m turn right, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 35 m veer right, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 740 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 3 m turn right, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 140 m turn left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 145 m veer right, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Banksia Trail & Lake Circuit Track) continue straight, to head along Lake Circuit (a walking track).
After another 40 m veer right, to head along Lake Circuit.
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Banksia Trail & Lake Circuit) continue straight, to head along Lake Circuit.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Banksia Trail & Lake Circuit) veer left, to head along Lake Circuit.
After another 180 m veer right.
After another 75 m turn right, to head along She Oak Track.
After another 430 m veer right, to head along She Oak Track.
After another 30 m pass the playground (35 m on your left).
After another 45 m pass the toilet (60 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Continue straight, to head along She Oak Track.
Then pass the water tap (55 m on your left).
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along She Oak Track.
After another 6 m (at the intersection of Lake Circuit Track & She Oak Track) veer right, to head along Lake Circuit Track (a footpath).
After another 85 m pass the picnic table (on your left).
After another 40 m turn left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 20 m pass the picnic table (on your left).
After another 40 m pass the picnic table (15 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 6 m pass the BBQ (20 m on your left).
After another 50 m pass the picnic table (6 m on your right).
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Lake Parramatta Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4.1 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 95 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 3.9 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
95 m[shelter]
Toilet
3.9 km[toilet]
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