Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve Walk

The trail from Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve is a family-friendly walk through a pocket of scenic bushland, linking the suburbs of Riverview, Longueville, and Lane Cove.

This easy 3 km return walking trail follows Tambourine Creek, which flows into Tambourine Bay, which, in turn, is part of the Lane Cove River.

Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve
Distance: 3 km (return)
Duration: 1 hour
Grade: Easy (unsealed and slippery surfaces)
Dogs: On a lead

Getting There

This walk has several entry points, but the most logical spot to start this bushwalk is the car park at the end of Tambourine Bay Rd in Riverview (see map location).

The car park is well-sized, and even if it is at capacity, you have the option to park on the suburban streets nearby.

If you prefer to start this walk from the other end, you can park your car on Warraroon Road and find the trailhead at the junction with River Road W.

Map of Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve walk

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Track Notes

This is an easy 3 km return walk through scenic bushland. The path is easy to follow and flat, but it’s mostly unsealed, so we recommend wearing good walking shoes.

Dogs are welcome to join you on this walking trail, but they must be kept on a leash in all bushland areas.

Once you’ve parked your car, make your way to the information board, as per the picture below. This marks the start of the walking trail!

Information board at Tambourine Bay Park

1. Tambourine Bay Park

The first section of the walk passes through Tambourine Park, a beautiful green space with BBQ facilities, a picnic area, a playground, and toilets.

Tambourine Bay Park
Tambourine Bay Park

Dogs can go off-leash in the open green area within Tambourine Bay Park, outside the playground and picnic area.

2. Tambourine Bay

From the park, the trail continues past Tambourine Bay, with several benches where you can sit and take in the lovely water views.

Tambourine Bay
Tambourine Bay

This small bay is located between the suburbs of Riverview (west) and Longueville (east). Tambourine Bay, with the creek that flows into it, is a northern tributary of the Lane Cove River.

3. Warraroon Reserve

From the bay, the trail heads into the beautiful scenery of Warraroon Reserve, surrounded by mangroves, tall trees, rock formations, and lots of wildlife.

The path through this bushland is easy to follow but can be a bit overgrown at times. Also, after some rain, the track will get muddy very quickly.

Warraroon Reserve
Warraroon Reserve

You will find several intersections along the walk where things may get a bit confusing, but for this particular walk, keep following the signs for River Road.

The trail ends at River Road, from where you can retrace your steps to Tambourine Park, or explore some of the other walking paths in the reserve.

Optional: Sensory Bushwalk

Once you’ve returned to the car park on Tambourine Bay Road, you have the option to continue hiking along the so-called Sensory Bushwalk.

Sensory Bushwalk at Tambourine Bay
Sensory Bushwalk at Tambourine Bay

This particular walk starts at the above signpost and follows the shores of the Lane Cove River in the other direction.

This short walk passes an old boat shed and a historic well, which is worth exploring, but the path itself is a bit overgrown in some sections.


Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve bushwalking trail


Published: December 1, 2022
Updated: July 3, 2024

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