Boronia Park to North Ryde

2 hrs 45 mins

7.2 km One way

231 m

Moderate track
This walk gives you the chance to explore the bush and wetlands alongside the Lane Cove River, from Boronia Park to the new underground train station at North Ryde. You will visit several mangrove wetlands, some dry eucalypt forests and have the opportunity to rest and fill up your water bottle at a few well maintained parks. This walk follows the GNW most of the way, until soon after passing under Epping Road where you take a detour up through the Riverside Corporate Park to Delhi Rd and the train station.

Maps for the Boronia Park to North Ryde walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Boronia Park to North Ryde bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Boronia Park to North Ryde

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 7.2 km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


4.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.4km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1.3km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

3.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (1.5km) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 4.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.6km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 480m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Boronia Park to North Ryde walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Boronia Park to North Ryde walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Boronia Park to North Ryde walk starts at the Boronia Park (gps: -33.827161, 151.13814)
Your transport options to Boronia Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Boronia Park to North Ryde ends at the North Ryde Train Station (gps: -33.794427, 151.13796)
Your transport options to North Ryde Train Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)