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Thirlmere Lakes walking track is a 6km, grade 5 circuit hike, located in the Thirlmere Lakes National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
A fantastic birdwatching walk, Thirlmere Lakes walking track is unmarked but well-defined. Setting out from Couridjah picnic area, the flat, enjoyable 6km loop joins Dry Lakes Road and passes Werri Berri picnic area and Heritage Pump Station as you return along Slades Road. Even though there’s no directional signage, you’ll have no trouble finding your way.
Encircling three of the lakes – Gandangarra, Werri-Berri and Couridjah – here you’ll see many of the 140+ species of waders, waterfoul 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.
About the region
Thirlmere Lakes National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Thirmere Lakes is open from sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Thirlmere Lakes walking track starts at Couridjah picnic area in the southern precinct of Thirlmere Lakes National Park. To get there:If travelling north from Buxton on West Parade, turn left into Slades Road or Pumphouse Road.If travelling south from Picton, turn right onto Slades Road and continue to the picnic area, which will be on the left. Parking Parking is available at Couridjah picnic area.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.
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.