Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Thirlmere Lakes National Park, with its five freshwater lakes, is full of locomotive history and is perfect for enjoying picnics and barbecues, walking, birdwatching, or canoeing.

Visit Thirlmere Lakes National Park for a beautiful and relaxing spot to enjoy and get away from the crowds.

Boasting five freshwater lakes and many native Australian plant species, this is a wonderful place to come all year round. Along the lakes, you’ll discover amazing aquatic plants including the rare frogmouth waterlily, with its unusual bright yellow flowers, and a variety of colourful ground orchids in the spring.

For birdwatchers, visiting Thirlmere Lakes is a must. Taking a walk along three of the lakes on the terrific Thirlmere Lakes track, you’ll see some of the 140 birds that inhabit the park, including the white-faced heron, musk duck, and white-bellied sea eagle.

When the water levels are high, you can swim or canoe in the lake. Pack a picnic, relax by the water and be sure to make use of the free barbecues to cook up a feast while enjoying the fresh Wollondilly Shire air.

Nearby events

  1. Summer Railmotor Rides

    Sunday 24 February 2019 , Thirlmere

    This summer, step on-board a railmotor from the 1920s for a 45-minute ride along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway from historic Thirlmere Station to Buxton and return. The railmotor leaves Thirlmere Station at 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm…

    24 Feb
  2. Thirlmere Festival of Steam 2019

    Saturday 02 March 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Thirlmere

    The quaint village of Thirlmere awakens to the enchanting sound of the steam whistle for the 30th annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam. On Saturday 2 March, enjoy steam train rides at the NSW Rail Museum. On Sunday 3 March, the town comes to…

    02 Mar - 03 Mar