Thirlmere Lakes walking track
Thirlmere Lakes National Park
Thirlmere Lakes walking track is a 6km walk around three of the park’s lakes and picnic areas - Gandangarra, Werri-Berri and Couridjah - and the historic Heritage Pump Station.
- 6km loop
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
- Grade 4
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water, binoculars
This fantastic birdwatching walk sets out from Couridjah picnic area. The flat, rough but well-defined 6km loop joins Dry Lakes Road and passes Werri Berri picnic area and Heritage Pump Station as you return along Slades Road.
Encircling three of the lakes - Gandangarra, Werri-Berri and Couridjah - here you’ll see many of the 140+ species of waders, waterfowl and woodland birds that visit the area. Among them are white-faced herons, musk ducks, pacific black ducks, pied cormorants, Australasian grebes, and white-bellied sea eagles.
The mild weather of spring and autumn is the best time to enjoy this pretty walk and admire the lovely ground orchids, wetland and woodland vegetation, as well as aquatic plants.
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- 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 Thirlmere Lakes National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Thirmere Lakes is open from from 5.30am to 8pm during daylight savings and 5.30am to 6pm rest of year. The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.