Explore the most popular lake trails in New South Wales with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Great track, scenic and very relaxing. Loose rocks, so wear proper shoes. Minimal signs, be prepared to get lost, part of the adventure.

hiking
18 days ago

It was an amazing mini hike with beautiful weather and it was so peaceful. Good for all ages of people within the Paramatta suburb vicinity.

Great part of Sydney , nice and flat great ride for all levels .

walking
25 days ago

Loved this walk. It is a surprisingly decent bush walk in the middle of suburbia.

hiking
26 days ago

Great walk for children. The lake circuit is rocky with few steps so wear appropriate shoes.

Ok just hugs the freeway after about one hour nothing special

hiking
1 month ago

Was an easy one!! You can pretty much finish all the 3 trails in one go.
Nice spots to chillax and enjoy with friends and family.

walking
1 month ago

Went there several times with kids. Love this track

Started at Berowra Waters and climbed back to Cowan. Very interesting track with a number of scenic outlooks. Lots of hard climbs and some challenging downhill sections. Well worth the effort.

walking
2 months ago

This is a classic Snowy Mountains walk.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Love this track but the first easy part to Mermaid pools isn’t the best part. The 4km round trip through Tahmoor Gorge Track on top is pretty challenging and full of surprises. Really enjoyed this but do your research and take a lot of water. No phone reception and poor markers. Recommend hiking poles and vigilance for snakes, we saw A LOT! It’s an awesome track. Oh, and if you take your dog, you are going to have to lower him down some big rocks too big to jump down

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful pool to swim in with a rope swing and rock jump

hiking
2 months ago

Short walk but a beautiful spot. Tricky finding your way down to the creek and pools.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike. You may find difficulty navigating through some parts of the trail. Otherwise, it was an easy hike towards a very rewarding destination. The pool itself can be difficult to get to. You have to either jump a 15 meter cliff, or climb down a wet rock face with the assistance of a few ropes. If you find difficulties with either of these, you may find the Mermaid pools not suitable for you or your group.

A little road traversing but gets you where you want to go.

Nice easy trail running loop. mix of fire trail and single track trail. Can be very hit and humid in the summer.

camping
3 months ago

Amazing, absolutely perfect

mountain biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

First time at the top of Australia fantastic !

Great walk. Nice scenery. Lots of ascents and descents though.

Starts off ok along the lake, all footpaths. Head up into Teralba where you can get a coffee if you want one but after crossing the railway tracks you end up walking on a thin windy road with cars flying past you. Bit scary, not enjoyable at all. I'll never do it again but at least I can say that I've don't it!!!

hiking
3 days ago

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