Thirlmere Lakes National Park
Thirlmere Lakes National Park, with its five freshwater lakes, is full of locomotive history and is perfect for enjoying picnics and barbecues, walking, birdwatching, or canoeing.
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Visit Thirlmere Lakes National Park for a beautiful and relaxing spot to enjoy and get away from the crowds.
Boasting five freshwater lakes and many native Australian plant species, this is a wonderful place to come all year round. Along the lakes, you’ll discover amazing aquatic plants including the rare frogmouth waterlily, with its unusual bright yellow flowers, and a variety of colourful ground orchids in the spring.
For birdwatchers, visiting Thirlmere Lakes is a must. Taking a walk along three of the lakes on the terrific Thirlmere Lakes track, you’ll see some of the 140 birds that inhabit the park, including the white-faced heron, musk duck, and white-bellied sea eagle.
When the water levels are high, you can swim or canoe in the lake. Pack a picnic, relax by the water and be sure to make use of the free barbecues to cook up a feast while enjoying the fresh Wollondilly Shire air.
Highlights in this 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 histo...
Werri Berri picnic area is a great spot for picnicking or barbecuing by the lake. You can even walk the nearby Thirlmere Lakes track or visit the Heri...
For a bit of locomotive history near Picton, visit the Heritage Pump Station. This historic site was once used to replenish steam trains on the old so...
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Thirmere Lakes is open from sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$7 per vehicle per day.Buy an annual pass.
- Nattai area office
(02) 4632 4500
Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday-Friday
- The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.
- Fax: (02) 4632 4550
- Nattai area office