Bellbird walking track
Leacock Regional Park
You’ll find the Bellbird walking track in Leacock Regional Park, southwestern Sydney. It’s a lovely stroll to and from Casula station, with birdwatching opportunities, too.
- Leacock Regional Park
- 0.8km one-way
- Time suggested
- 15 - 45min
- Grade 4
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- What to
- Sunscreen, drinking water, hat
- Please note
- The track can be slippery after rain, so take care
- You may prefer to wear hiking boots and insect repellent when walking this track in wet weather
- Please take your rubbish with you when you leave the park
The 1.6km Bellbird walking track meanders through dense forest in southwestern Sydney’s Leacock Regional Park.
The track is true to its name – you’ll hear the call of bell miners echoing through the trees and whipbirds often join the chorus, creating a lovely rainforest feel. Feel the temperature drop as you stride beneath the canopy and keep your eyes open for wildlife.
This short track is popular with locals, who use it as a scenic shortcut to and from Casula station. Once you’ve finished walking, why not pop over to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for a coffee at The Powerhouse Café?
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/bellbird-walking-track/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Leacock Regional Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Leacock Regional Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
All the practical information you need to know about Bellbird walking track.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
15 - 45min
Quality of markings
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
The Bellbird walking track is in the northern end of park. To get there, take the Hume Highway and turn south on Leacocks Lane at the picnic area on Leacocks Lane, about 300m along on the left. Alternatively, you can begin the track at its other end – Casula station.
Park entry points
- Casula Train Station See on map
Parking is available on residential streets or at Casula station, a short walk from the Bellbird walking track.
Best times to visit
Leacock Regional Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for an early morning jog by the river in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or an evening stroll along the Bellbird track during summer.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 28°C
6°C and 16°C
July to September
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
You can bring your dog to this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog-friendly areas.
You can bring your dog to this part of the park – you'll need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Bellbird walking track is in Leacock Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Great for relaxing
Swap tall buildings and busy roads for this pretty patch of nature. Leacock Regional Park offers the opportunity to escape and clear your mind in a delightful natural setting, right on your doorstep. It’s ideal for cycling and jogging along the edges of Glenfield Creek and the Georges River. If you’re looking for a western Sydney park to walk your dog, then look no further than Leacock Regional Park. Dogs are welcome here, as long as they’re on-leash and the 1.6km Bellbird walking track will give you both a good workout – particularly if you make it a return trip.
- Bellbird walking track You’ll find the Bellbird walking track in Leacock Regional Park, southwestern Sydney. It’s a lovely stroll to and from Casula station, with birdwatching opportunities, too.
- Leacock picnic area The picnic area at Leacock Regional Park, just off the Hume Highway near Casula, is a great rest stop on a long drive or for a picnic with your dog in toe.
Leacock Regional Park is part of the Cumberland Plain woodland, an endangered ecological community that houses the critically endangered Cumberland Plain land snail. The park is also one of the few places in NSW where you can see the rare tree species, blue box eucalyptus, as well as some of the oldest native and endemic trees in metropolitan Sydney. The Weaving Garden Environment Group is currently carrying out bush regeneration within the park.
Plants and animals you may see
Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)
One of the most widespread of Australian tree-dwelling marsupials, the common brushtail possum is found across most of NSW in woodlands, rainforests and urban areas. With strong claws, a prehensile tail and opposable digits, these native Australian animals are well-adapted for life amongst the trees.
Cumberland Plain land snail (Meridolum corneovirens)
The endangered Cumberland Plain land snail is only found on the Cumberland Plain, west of Sydney. During drought it digs deep into the soil to escape harsh conditions. Its brown shell is thin and fragile.