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Lyrebird walking track

New England National Park

Overview

Lyrebird walking track in New England Park is a great place for birdwatching and enjoying a bushwalk in a Gondwana rainforest environment.

Where
New England National Park
Distance
5.5km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Lyrebird walking track is a 5.5km circuit walk through New England National Park that takes walkers through an enchanting range of environments, including eucalypt forest and cool temperate rainforest, along basalt cliffs and past babbling brooks, historic signposts, waterfalls and colourful heath. Marvel at a constantly changing feast of expansive views. At dawn, valley-mist swirls like a white lake between the higher peaks and rises to embrace early morning walkers.

Immerse yourself in the ancient Gondwana where the calls of the superb lyrebirds may be heard echoing up and down the valleys, especially in winter when the males' mating calls reach a crescendo. King parrots and crimson rosellas swerve through the treetops whilst yellow-tailed black cockatoos screech into the valleys below. Rufous and grey fantails are also intriguing to watch as their tails are splayed and angled to manoeuvre quickly after flying prey.

If you’d prefer a shorter walk, return to Banksia Point via Tree Fern Valley (1.5km). This walk also links to Eagles Nest walking track (7km) or Wrights lookout walking track and Cascades walking track (9.3km).

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Lyrebird walking track, New England National Park. Photo: H Clark