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See some of the best spots of the spectacular Thirlmere Lakes and Nattai National Park along Couridjah Corridor walk. You'll pass by Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, sheltered gorges, eucalypt forests and the wetlands of Thirlmere Lakes. When you reach the locked gate, retrace your steps along the return journey.
There's so much to discover here, including an amazing array of animals and birds, ranging from eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and brush-tailed rock wallabies to glossy black cockatoos and powerful owls.
'Couridjah' means 'honey' in the Gundagurra language, and this land has long been prized by Aboriginal people for its constant water supply and abundant wildlife.
About the region
Nattai National Park has plenty of astonishing beauty on offer, including Nattai River, the dominant Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, and the inspiring views out over the park from Mount Jellore.
Throughout the park, you’ll spot a large variety of animals, like wallaroos, emus, wallabies, grey kangaroos, wombats, and dingos. There are also over 160 species of birds in the area, including some truly magnificent owls and birds of prey. Keep your eyes open for platypus in the river, squirrel gliders and koalas in the trees, and rock wallabies on the ground.
You can enjoy rugged hiking in an amazing setting of giant, craggy sandstone cliffs and unspoilt bushland nestled amidst the peace and tranquillity of the valley. Try Starlight’s trail or Couridjah Corridor walk. There’s also a remote campground by the Nattai River known as Emitts Flat, which can be found at the end of Starlight’s trail.
Couridjah Corridor walk is in the Thirlmere Lakes precinct of Nattai National Park. To get there:From Picton:Travel south along Remembrance DriveTurn right onto Thirlmere Way, then turn right onto Richardson Street.Veer left at Westbourne Avenue and continue on Barbour RoadFrom Bargo:Proceed north-west on Remembrance DriveAt Tahmoor, turn left onto Bargo River Road and at Couridjah, turn right onto West Parade.Enter Thirlmere Lakes National Park at either Slades Road or Pumphouse Road and follow WE Middleton Memorial Drive until you come to Bluegum carpark near a locked gate. Parking Parking is available at Bluegum carpark.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.