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Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Overview

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 track pink wildflowers, Thirlmere Lakes National Parl. Photo: John Spencer

    Thirlmere Lakes walking track

    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 barbecue, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Werri Berri picnic area

    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...

  • Heritage Pump Station building, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Heritage Pump Station

    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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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Lake hero, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer