The Lyrebird Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 hrs

5.3 km Return

100 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.

Maps for the The Lyrebird Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the The Lyrebird Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Lyrebird Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.3 km
Time 2 hrs

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 1.6km of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 1.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Lyrebird Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Lyrebird Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Lyrebird Track walk starts and ends at the Int of the Lyrebird Track and end of Davidson Park driveway (gps: -33.767005, 151.19964)
Your transport options to Int of the Lyrebird Track and end of Davidson Park driveway are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂