Thirlmere Lakes walking track

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.

Nearby events

  1. Steam Train Sunday

    Sunday 31 March 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019 , Thirlmere

    Take a 45-minute steam train ride from historic Thirlmere Station to Buxton and return along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway. Enjoy plenty of time to reminisce, share your experience and take a few photos. Nearly every Sunday until the end…

    31 Mar - 24 Nov