EXPLORING SYDNEY: Finding Forgotten Fairyland Pleasure Grounds of Lane Cove – History tour

The leafy bushland of Sydney’s lower North Shore hides a secret – hidden inside Lane Love National Park was once a place of amusement, leisure & a very trendy day trip destination, until its closure in 1970.

On today’s virtual journey, we discover the fascinating history behind Sydney’s FAIRYLAND of Lane Cove River, explore what remains of this site & revisit the memories of this magical place.

I will take you on a bushwalk (+ boat trip!) back in time, to find Fairyland & celebrate its history, which is of great historical importance & community interest.

Peace ✌🏽 Gia



  1. Al Ellis · May 8

    Thanks for the Fairy land story, so enjoyed it. I grew up on Mowbray Rd late 50s n 60s. We used to walk down to the Lane Cove River and play in the bush. I remember looking across at Fairly Land, It was deserted then but there were still shelters in the form of painted mushrooms with rusted chairs under them. It always held a sense of wonder and intrigue for me. Although my brothers and I did range along way exploring we never went there. Your story has transported me back to another time n place n finally I have my curiosity answered … or ‘scratched’ really :). Planning to do the walk asap …. thank you 🙂

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    • Gia · October 24

      Wow what a lovely view you must have had overlooking Fairy Land! So pleased you enjoyed the mini doco & thanks for sharing your memory ❤


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