The drive to the Lane Cove River Tourist Park through the Sydney traffic jams is pretty mediocre to say the least. If I were to come again, I would look at taking a different route and avoid the depressing site of Macquarie Business centres, Northern Suburbs Crematorium and Saturday afternoon shoppers. Not want you want to see on a weekend getaway!
But once we arrive, and go through the wooden entrance gates to Tandara, we find ourselves in an enchanted world. The native garden surrounding the tent is spacious and well cared for and we feel miles away. The tent boasts a beautiful deck overlooking the Lane Cove National Park bushland and it is hard to believe that we are still in Sydney.
The bath is the perfect way to escape from reality in a romantic indulgence – don’t forget to bring something special to add to the water: eco friendly of course!
Would I stay at Tandara again? Tandara was a great quick escape in the city. It is beautifully cared for and an absolute credit to the people at National Parks NSW. As much as I enjoyed the feeling of being in the bush, the reality of a real getaway out of the Sydney area is probably more appealing to me.
To explore outside of Sydney, try The Escape, Paperbark Camp, Soouth Coast Retreats or Tanja Lagoon Camp.
Some of local wildlife in the Lane Cove River Tourist Park.