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Lyrebird Dell walking track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Lyrebird Dell walking track offers Aboriginal heritage, waterfalls, caves with birdwatching and picnicking, in Blue Mountains National Park near Leura.

1.7km loop
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 30min
Grade 3
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

For a short walk that's bound to recharge the batteries and revive the spirit, delightful Lyrebird Dell walking track leads through spectacular gorge country to a unique cave site of Aboriginal significance. Popular with families and birdwatchers, this medium difficulty track starts at Gordon Falls picnic area, and explores the lush escarpment near Leura, in the Blue Mountains National Park.

You'll descend a steep set of stairs into Gordon Creek, passing through a small fern filled canyon, dotted with hanging swamps, before you arrive at Pool of Siloam. Relax in the cool air and enjoy the sounds of the peaceful waterfall, before heading back up the track and turning right.

Follow this enchanting walk as it winds slowly up the creek to Lyrebird Dell, where you’ll discover a large sandstone cave that has a long association with the traditional Aboriginal land owners of the area.

On a misty Autumn morning, you might glimpse silvereyes or mistelle toe birds flitting through the undergrowth. Lyrebirds are often seen scratching through the leaf litter.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Gordon Falls Picnic Area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

    Gordon Falls picnic area

    Family-friendly Gordon Falls picnic area offers valley views, a great playground for the kids, and plenty of nearby walking tracks, in Leura, near Blue Mountain National Park.

  • 2 walkers admiring the waterfall at Pool of Siloam, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

    Pool of Siloam walk

    Pool of Siloam walk is a 1.6km return walk in Blue Mountains National Park. Start at Gordon Falls picnic area and hike down many steps into the cool of the rainforest to a waterfall then up steps again to a fabulous view at Golf Links lookout.


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Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

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