Fungi on the Lyrebird Trail

Saturday 24 June 2023: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Trails recce ! – S/E-M,ptX. A look at some of the trails in the TNR valley.


Walk 1 – Cascade and Lyrebird Trails – From Garmin Connect (Epix Gen 2) – Distance: 4.04km | Climb: 180vm | Time: Around 1:45.

Walk 2 – Hanging Rock – From Garmin Connect (Epix Gen 2) – Distance: 0.61km | Climb: 30vm | Time: Around 0:10.

Walk 3 – Lookout – From Garmin Connect (Epix Gen 2) – Distance: 0.19km | Climb: 1vm | Time: Around 0:08.

Walk 4 – Congwarra Trail – From Garmin Connect (Epix Gen 2) – Distance: 3.75km | Climb: 50vm | Time: Around 1:00.

Photographs Photographs are available here.

There’s quite a few photos, worth a scan through some of them.

gpx File The gpx file is available here.
Track Notes

This was a recce for next Sunday. Useful, as I fluffed around in the new/old Lyrebird Trails a bit and hadn’t done the Congwarra Trail in full for yonks. Apart from that, a beautiful morning to slow walk, smell the roses and take a few snaps. Only trouble was the poor company.

Walk 1 – Cascade and Lyrebird Trails

Walked the Cascade Trail, then Lyrebird and the footpad to the bottom of the Snowy Corner route.

What would you expect to hear on the Lyrebird Trail – Superb Lyrebirds!

Came back to the right angle bend on the footpad and followed it a little S of E to the location of a seat from a long time ago. There’s a nearby cairn. A whoopsie to the S, came back, a clockwise loop trying to find the old Lyrebird Trail alignment. Came back to the cairn from the NE maybe along the old Lyrebird route I had in my GPSr. About turn and back to the NE. Very difficult to discern anything, the area was full of braided animal pads. A second small whoopsie. Arrived back at the spot where I left the Lyrebird Trail, followed it generally E back to cross the road to Mountain Creek car park. Spent ages looking for signs of Rayners Sawmill.

Cairn on old Lyrebird Trail

Logs at Rayners Sawmill site

Walk 2 – Hanging Rock

A quick loop. Huge tors.

Hanging Rock

Walk 3 – Lookout

Lovely views, both to the Tidbinbilla Skyline and, in the opposite direction, to the SE rim.

PeakFinder to the Tidbinbilla Skyline from the Lookout

SE rim of TNR from the Lookout

Walk 4 – Congwarra Trail

Started at Greens picnic area. A nice little loop, especially the NE part. Next Sunday will probably start at the Adventure Playground and, at Greens, walk back up the road.


Tidbinbilla River from Congwarra Trail

Track Maps

Here’s where I went.

Walk 1

W1 Cascade and Lyrebird Trails on 2003 Tidbinbilla 1:25000

Walk 2

W2 Hanging Rock on SIX e-topo 2017 Tidbinbilla 1:25000

Walk 3

W3 Lookout on SIX e-topo 2017 Tidbinbilla 1:25000

Walk 4

W4 Congwarra Trail on SIX e-topo 2017 Tidbinbilla 1:25000

The AllTrails map is here, where you can pan and zoom.


1 walker – just moi.

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