Thirlmere Lakes National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Thirlmere Lakes National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Travel south along Remembrance Drive. Turn right onto Thirlmere Way and then right onto Richardson Street, veering left at Westbourne Avenue and continuing on Barbour Road. You can enter the park on Slades Road or Pumphouse Road.
- Head northwest on Remembrance Drive. At Tahmoor, turn left onto Bargo River Road and at Couridjah, turn right onto West Parade. Enter the park at either Pumphouse Road or Slades Road into Thirlmere Lakes National Park.
Park entry points
- Werri Berri picnic area See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Thirlmere National park is not accessible by public transport.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Admire the ground orchids and active birdlife along Thirlmere Lakes track, or enjoy a pleasant picnic and barbecue at Lake Couridjah picnic area.
Photo opportunities with frost and misty lakes make this a great time of year to capture an iconic photograph.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 28°C
2°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Fees and passes
Park entry fees:
Under review. No park entry fees collected.
It's prohibited to canoe in Thirlmere Lakes National Park due to low lake water levels.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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.
Park entry fees:
Under review. No park entry fees collected.Buy annual pass
02 4588 2400
Contact hours: Monday to Friday , 9.30am to 4pm.
- Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753
- Richmond office
02 4720 6200 Infoline
Contact hours: Entry station is only open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.
- Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW 2773
- Glenbrook office
Picton (10 km)
Discover Picton's fine heritage architecture on a self-guided walking tour or visit historic Tahmoor House (limited open days). Enjoy a traditionally-brewed beer at George 4th Inn, opened in 1839 for travellers along the Great South Road.
Bowral (37 km)
Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.
Campbelltown (44 km)
For nature lovers, the Macarthur region has plenty of natural attractions. Explore nature reserves and wildlife trails or see spectacular native flora and fauna at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, the largest botanic garden in Australia.