The Lyrebird Track
Guringai Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h

5.2 km

↑ 92 m
↓ -92 m

Moderate track
This pleasant return walk starts from the end of the Davidson Reserve picnic area and follows the Lyrebird Track through the bush, along the edge of Middle Harbour Creek, to the stepping stone crossing on Carroll Creek. The stepping stones are a great place to take a break before returning along the same route to Davidson Reserve for a picnic. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai 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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Middle Harbour Crk at Davidson Reserve. | Photo by admin, 2007.
Start of the Lyrebird Track. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Passing through a National Park gate. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Following the waters edge. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Heading through the bush. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Passing a Lyrebird Track sign. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Through the trees. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Climbing up the hill. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Winding through the bush. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Looking down on the creek. | Photo by admin, 2009.
Continuing along Carroll Creek. | Photo by admin, 2009.
The Carroll Creek Crossing. | Photo by admin, 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7668464,151.199555)
Mode Bus Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Warringah Road, A38
  • Turn on to Healey Way then drive for 210 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Healey Way and drive for another 50 m
  • Keep left onto Healey Way and drive for another 1.1 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the gate at the north-western corner of Davidson Park, this walk follows the 'Lyrebird Track' sign through the metal gate and along the service trail, heading through the bush and following Middle Harbour Creek for a while before the track narrows to a bush track at a long grassy clearing.
From the clearing at the end of the management trail, this walk continues along the bush track, keeping Middle Harbour Creek on the left as it meanders along the water's edge for a while. The track climbs up the side of the hill, then flattens out and continues through the bush, steadily winding down to the edge of Carroll Creek, which it follows for a while before the track comes down to the signposted intersection of the 'Carroll Creek Track' at the stepping stones.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 1.3 km continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Track.
After another 810 m continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Track.
After another 530 m (at the intersection of Carroll Creek Track & Lyrebird Track) continue straight, to head along Carroll Creek Track.
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.
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The Lyrebird Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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