March 30, 2020: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed all camping and campgrounds, visitor centres, high-visitation areas, and historic sites from 26 March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Check park alerts for closures or read more on the COVID-19 update webpage.
Visit Thirlmere Lakes National Park for a relaxing spot to enjoy and get away from the crowds.
Thirlmere Lakes is a group of waterways in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area that includes Lake Gandangarra, Lake Werri Berri, Lake Couridjah, Lake Baraba and Lake Nerrigorang. The lakes are thought to be about 15 million years old.
Boasting many native Australian plant species and animals, this is a wonderful place to come all year round. 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.
Pack a picnic and be sure to make use of the free barbecues to cook up a feast while enjoying the scenery.
Water levels in Thirlmere Lakes have fluctuated over time. A decline in water levels over the last decade has caused significant local community concern and has led to the development of the Thirlmere Lakes Research Program.
We are happy to say February 2020 has brought much needed water to the lakes.