|Start||At the intersection of Fairyland Track & Quebec Road (-33.7989809,151.154041)|
|Mode||Bus Car (There is free parking available.)|
|Directions||From Delhi Road, A38, Chatswood West.|
|Turn map||Directions & comments|
At the intersection of Fairyland Track & Quebec Road Start heading along Fairyland Track (a walking track).
Then find the "Lookout" (20 m on your left).
This small, informal and unfenced viewpoint is atop a large natural rock platform, between Fairyland and River Ave. There are a few in the area, but this is the most distinct. From here, there are nice views down the Lane Cove River. The area is unfenced and there is a significant drop off the side.
Once formally known as 'Fairyland Pleasure Grounds', and casually as 'The Rest', this site was similar to several others in Sydney. The land was purchased by Robert Swan in 1896 and encompassed about 17 acres in total. Part of the land was cleared for a market garden, growing strawberries and melons. By the early 1900s, the market garden had closed and the area had become a popular picnic and play ground, for people arriving mostly by boat. This was a very popular spot to visit for a special day out. Today, the buildings have (mostly) gone and the cleared area has grown back, but it still can offer a relaxing picnic and lunch spot by the river.
|Time||20 min to 30 min|
|Quality of track||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)|
|Gradient||Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)|
|Signage||Clearly signposted (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)|
|Experience Required||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
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