Font Size 
Get involved in Bushcare
Bushwalks in Lane Cove
Backyard Habitat Program

Bush Kids

(activities for children)

Sustainability tips


Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, a shy nocturnal creature


Australian Wildlife Show


Mountain Devil, a Sydney sandstone plant species

aboriginalwalkjan06webphoto_000.jpgExploring rock shelters with an indigenous guide

bushcaretrainingwebpic_001.jpgLearning to identify common weeds and native plants at the Bushcare training workshop

gompholobiumlatifoliumwebpic_001.jpgGompholobium latifolium - a local species from the Fabaceae family


Walks and Talks


Bookings are essential for all activities. All events are free unless otherwise noted.     


Breakfast with the Birds
Saturday 19 October, 8:00am – 10:00am
Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Book online
Come spotting for wrens, honeyeaters and other birds and gain tips on identifying different birds from our experienced bird watcher. Discover more about local birds on this guided walk and together we will complete a bird survey – good practice for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count! All welcome, light refreshments provided.


Bushcare Kayak on the Lane Cove River - fully booked, waitlist only
DATE CHANGE: Saturday 26 October, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Lane Cove - location TBC
Bookings essential: Book online
Paddle your way on the Lane Cove River and then help beautify the foreshore by pulling out noxious weeds. Kayaks supplied, medium fitness level required, only for ages 15 years and up. Limited spaces.


Bush Tucker Plants - fully booked, waitlist only
Saturday 2 November, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover a variety of Australian Bush Tucker Plants and grow some for your own garden!


Spotlight Stroll
Friday 8 November, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential: Book online
Come and explore the nightlife of the woodland and mangroves by the Lane Cove River and search for secretive nocturnal wildlife. What creatures will we see? Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up. 


Powerful Owl Guided Walk - fully booked, waitlist only
Saturday 16 November, 9:30am – 11:30am
Bookings essential: Book online
View Coachwoods, tree ferns and search for the elusive Powerful Owl in this peaceful rainforest walk to Gore Cove. Join owl expert Beth Mott to discover the amazing life of Powerful Owls, their habitat and how they survive in our busy city.


Growing Native Wildflowers
Saturday 7 December, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Community Nursery
Bookings essential: Book online
Discover how to grow plants from cuttings, a handy propagation technique useful for all home gardeners!


HarbourCare is Council's new volunteer program aimed at collecting litter before it is lost into the waterways and harbour. To find out more about upcoming Clean Up Kayak Trips and other information, visit


Subscribe to Walks and Talks email reminders

Events & Activities are updated throughout the year so check back here regularly for new information.​

Unless otherwise specified, please contact the Bushland Interpretation Officer either via telephone (02) 9911 3566 or email for more information about upcoming events and activities.

The Aboriginal Heritage Office runs aboriginal cultural and educational events in the North Sydney area. Visit their website:

Lane Cove Bush Kids (Activities for children) provides fun outdoor nature-based activities for children aged 2 - 5 years! Keep up to date with Lane Cove Bush Kids activities. Families that are members of Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society receive two free family vouchers each year of membership.  To find out more, go to  Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society  web page.