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Thirlmere Lakes walking track

Thirlmere Lakes National Park


Thirlmere Lakes walking track is a 6km walk around three of the park’s lakes and picnic areas - Gandangarra, Werri-Berri and Couridjah - and the historic Heritage Pump Station.

Thirlmere Lakes National Park
6km loop
Time suggested
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • No fires permitted
  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

A fantastic birdwatching walk, Thirlmere Lakes walking track is unmarked but well-defined. Setting out from Couridjah picnic area, the flat, easy, enjoyable 6km loop joins Dry Lakes Road and passes Werri Berri picnic area and Heritage Pump Station as you return along Slades Road.

Encircling three of the lakes - Gandangarra, Werri-Berri and Couridjah - here you’ll see many of the 140+ species of waders, waterfoul and woodland birds that visit the area. Among them are white-faced herons, musk ducks, pacific black ducks, pied cormorants, Australasian grebes, and white-bellied sea eagles.

The mild weather of spring and autumn is the best time to enjoy this pretty walk and admire the lovely ground orchids, wetland and woodland vegetation, as well as aquatic plants.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Thirlmere Lakes track, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer