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Lyrebird Gully circuit

Berowra Valley National Park

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Overview

Explore the beautiful bushland of Berowra Valley National Park along Lyrebird Gully circuit. This day walk connects Mount Ku-Ring-Gai and Berowra train stations and forms part of the iconic Great North Walk.

Where
Berowra Valley National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
9km one-way
Time suggested
4 - 6hrs
Grade
Grade 5
What to
bring
Drinking water, first aid kit, hat, sunscreen, snacks, topographic map
Please note
  • This track is quite long and requires a moderate level of fitness.
  • There are many creek crossings along this walk. Please take care as the track can get slippery.
  • Berowra Creek is susceptible to pollution. Avoid swimming for 3 days after heavy rainfall or if the water is discoloured.

Lyrebird Gully circuit makes for an unforgettable bushland adventure in Berowra Valley National Park. This day walk links Mount Ku-ring-gai and Berowra train stations so it’s a great opportunity to leave the car at home and enjoy a day out by public transport.

From Mount Ku-ring-gai, head north through Lyrebird Gully. Listen for the sounds of water flowing over the rocks as you cross Calna and Berowra creeks. If you visit after rain, you may spot small waterfalls when you reach Lyrebird Creek.

In the middle of the walk, you’ll come across a boardwalk that leads the way across a salt marsh. Bask in the tranquillity of this area as you look up at the hillsides from down in the valley—you’ll feel a million miles away from civilisation. Then make your way up the zig zag stairs to Berkeley trail and head east until you reach the streets of Berowra and the train station.

If you’d like to explore more of the park, there’s lots to see and do. Take Berkeley trail towards Berowra Creek and enjoy the views from Naa Badu lookout. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, continue north along the multi-day Great North Walk.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

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    Great North walk - Berowra Valley National Park

    Also known as Benowie walking track, this section of the iconic Great North walk between Sydney and Newcastle makes a great overnight hike or day walk. Camp out the night for an unforgettable bushland adventure.

 

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Park info

  • in Berowra Valley National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
    • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
    • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
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