Lyrebird Dell Walk
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

20 min to 30 min

430 m
return

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↓ -26 m

Moderate track
Lyrebird Dell is a glorious and culturally significant location in the Blue Mountains. This walk follows the shortest route to the picnic area in a large sandstone cave. You will find the cave nestled into the hillside beside a lovely waterfall. The cave enjoys a long history with the traditional owners and is home to an basic picnic area, making a great place to be still and enjoy this valley. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra 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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Leura Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Amenities block at Leura Oval. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track head behind Leura Oval amenities. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Leura Oval track down to management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Leura Dirt Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Leura Dirt Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Top of Lyrebird Dell track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Start of Lyrebird Dell track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps above Lyrebird Dell. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Waterfall next to Lyrebird Dell. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lyrebird Dell. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Waterfall next to Lyrebird Dell. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lyrebird Dell picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Waterfall at upper reaches of Gordon Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Waterfall at upper reaches of Gordon Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.7207278,150.3326104)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Alexandra Terrace
  • Turn on to Leura Mall, BMD then drive for 165 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 215 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 590 m
  • Turn left onto Malvern Road and drive for another 210 m
  • Continue onto Lone Pine Avenue and drive for another 220 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Leura Oval, this walk heads behind the toilet block (to the 'Men' side) and heads down the stairs, to the management trail visible below.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 40 m back from the start).
Leura Oval (about 40 m back from the start).
Leura Oval
Leura Oval

Leura Oval is a large playing field found at the end of Lone Pine Ave, Leura. There is a large dirt car park, garbage bins, tap water and a toilet block (which maybe locked). The oval is used for a variety of sporting events and is also an off-leash dog area.
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Leura Oval is a large playing field found at the end of Lone Pine Ave, Leura. There is a large dirt car park, garbage bins, tap water and a toilet block (which maybe locked). The oval is used for a variety of sporting events and is also an off-leash dog area.

There is a toilet (about 30 m back from the start).
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Lone Pine Avenue.
After another 4 m (at the intersection of Lone Pine Avenue & Lyrebird Dell Round Walk) turn left, to head along Lyrebird Dell Round Walk (a walking track).
Continue another 115 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 215 m to get back to the start.
"Lyrebird Dell".
Lyrebird Dell
Lyrebird Dell

Lyrebird Dell is home to a sandstone cave beside the head waters of Gordon Creek near Lone Pine Ave, Leura. The cave provides shelter for a lovely picnic area (with a couple of tables). There is also a waterfall next to the cave. The cave at Lyrebird Dell, was used as an Aboriginal shelter from (at least) 12 000 years ago, this has been dated from artifacts found in the floor of the cave. Dell is an old English word that refers to small wooded valley. A great spot to rest and enjoy the area.
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Lyrebird Dell is home to a sandstone cave beside the head waters of Gordon Creek near Lone Pine Ave, Leura. The cave provides shelter for a lovely picnic area (with a couple of tables). There is also a waterfall next to the cave. The cave at Lyrebird Dell, was used as an Aboriginal shelter from (at least) 12 000 years ago, this has been dated from artifacts found in the floor of the cave. Dell is an old English word that refers to small wooded valley. A great spot to rest and enjoy the area.

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Terrain
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Lyrebird Dell Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 430 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -19 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-19 m[toilet]
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