Lyrebird Walking Track
Dunghutti Country

2 h 45 min to 3 h 45 min

5.4 km
circuit

↑ 625 m
↓ -625 m

Moderate track
As the name suggests, this circuit walk in New England National Park might offer you a chance to see some lyrebirds. Either way you will enjoy a great range of of environments and see lots of wildlife. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dunghutti people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.4926374,152.4066234)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Grafton Road, B78, 17, Ebor.
  • Turn on to Point Lookout Road then drive for 9.7 km
  • Keep left onto Point Lookout Road and drive for another 4.2 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 195 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Lyrebird Walk.
There is a toilet (about 50 m back from the start).
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Lyrebird Walk & Tea Tree Falls Walk) continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to lookout with views. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.1 km veer right, to head along Lyrebird Walk.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint (6 m on your left).
After another 120 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to lookout with views. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Walk.
After another 1.3 km continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Walk.
After another 75 m pass the "John B. Williams memorial" (50 m on your right).
Then pass a "John B. Williams memorial" (55 m on your right).
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 380 m cross the ford.
After another 60 m cross the ford.
Then head up the 16 surface|wood steps (about 4 m long)
After another 25 m cross the ford.
After another 740 m head up the 12 surface|wood steps (about 2 m long)
After another 225 m (at the intersection of Lyrebird Walk & Tea Tree Falls Walk) turn left, to head along Lyrebird Walk.
After another 620 m come to the "Platypus Valley Lookout" (25 m on your right).
At the intersection of Eagles Nest Track & Lyrebird Walk continue straight, to head along Eagles Nest Track.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Eagles Nest Track & Lyrebird Walk) turn left, to head along Lyrebird Walk.
After another 210 m turn left.
After another 20 m come to the end.
A car park.

Side trip to lookout with views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the viewpoint at the start.
Then come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 5 m to the main route.

Side trip to lookout with views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 20 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Lyrebird Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.4 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 3 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -36 m back from the start.

Seat: There is one 3 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-36 m[toilet]
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