Thirlmere Nature


Bushwalks around Thirlmere

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Thirlmere Lakes National Park has reed-fringed freshwater lakes, abundant with waterbirds and surrounded by native forest.

  • Thirlmere Rail Heritage Centre
  • Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Experience Nature in Thirlmere

Thirlmere is a small country town in Sydney's south, famous mainly for its rail heritage.

Thirlmere Lakes National Park is a popular picnic and swimming spot for day trippers from Sydney and the lakes themselves form an important environmental ecosystem.

The park has enormous scientific value and so only low impact activities are encouraged here such as bushwalking, swimming, kayaking or canoeing.

Explore bushwalking tracks throughout the unspoilt eucalypt valleys and winding creeks at the Thirlmere Lakes National Park and go swimming in one of the parks' five freshwater lakes.

Being quite a sheltered area, the park is home to a wide range of freshwater inhabitants including platypuses, jellyfish and a wide variety of water birds, as well as a large population of wombats.

Enjoy the region's picturesque natural surrounds on a scenic drive around the Wollondilly area or check out the region from the air with a trip to the Sydney Skydiving Centre.