Thirlmere Lakes National Park
Thirlmere Lakes National Park may be impacted by bushfires in the region. People planning to visit NSW national parks are urged to check for closures and fire bans before heading out. Visitors are advised to use extreme caution and avoid remote areas in current bushfire conditions. Stay up to date via the NSW Rural Fire Service website.
Boasting 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.