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Heritage Pump Station

Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Heritage Pump Station.

Getting there and parking

Heritage Pump Station is accessed from Couridjah picnic area in the southern precinct of Thirlmere Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • If travelling north from Buxton on West Parade, turn left onto Slades Road or Pumphouse Road.
  • If travelling south from Picton, turn right onto Slades Road and continue to the picnic area, which will be on the left.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Couridjah picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Admire the ground orchids and active birdlife along Thirlmere Lakes track, or enjoy a pleasant picnic and barbecue at Lake Couridjah picnic area.

Winter

Photo opportunities with frost and misty lakes make this a great time of year to capture an iconic photograph.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

14°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

42.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-10° C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

245.9mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Heritage Pump Station bricks hero, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer