Thirlmere Lakes National Park

This is a World Heritage park.

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No visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesNo campingNo caravan sitesNo accommodationNo lookoutsPicnics and BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsCycling trailsNo car touringNo 4WD touring routesCanoeingNo sailing and boatingNo fishingSwimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

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.

Find out more on the Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry.

Maps
Download a map of the park (PDF, 307KB), or find out about an interactive park map.

Park map: Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Local map: showing Thirlmere Lakes National Park

NSW map: showing Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Australia map: showing Thirlmere Lakes National Park

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These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.