Bellbird walking track

Leacock Regional Park

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Overview

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.

Where
Leacock Regional Park
Distance
0.8km one-way
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 4
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What to
bring
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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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General enquiries

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bellbird walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    0.8km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get 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

    Parking

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    19°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    44.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    -4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July to September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    243mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Pets

    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.

    Prohibited

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Learn more

    Bellbird walking track is in Leacock Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Great for relaxing

    Bellbird walking track, Leacock Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    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.

    Significant flora

    Bellbird walking track, Leacock Regional Park. Photo: W Howe

    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

    Animals

    • Brush tail possum. Photo: Ken Stepnell

      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. Photo: Marie-Claire Demers ©DPIE

      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.

    Environments in this park

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