This amazing walk providers those visiting the Blue Mountains with Aboriginal heritage, waterfalls, caves, bird watching, picnic spots and more – come and explore the Lyrebird Dell Circuit with a stop at the Pool of Siloam. The Blue Mountains has some wonderful walks, and this one is just another of them. Are you ready to go?
The Lyrebird Dell track is a 1.7km loop that should take you between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours, depending on of course how much you stop to observe and discover along your walk. This track starts at the Gordon Falls Reserve where you can start or finish your walk with a picnic. The reserve is just off Lone Pine Ave in Leura, only a short drive from your Mountain Whispers accommodation.
From Gordon Falls Reserve you’ll make your way onto the bush track with the ‘Pool of Siloam’ sign on your right side. Once you come to the intersection, turn left and follow the track through to the road. Veer right and head around the metal gate, with the picnic area on your right hand side. Continue to follow the track to the next intersection, where you will turn left, and you’ll soon come across the sign for the Lyrebird Dell track.
You’re now only a short distance from the first stop. Just follow the stairs down the hill and into the valley. There will be a waterfall on the left.
Lyrebird Dell is a sandstone cave that stands at the head of the Gordon Creek. It is thought this cave was used as shelter for the local Aboriginal tribes, with artifacts found on the cave floor dating back around 12,000 years. This is a great little spot to take a rest, and with picnic tables, perfect for a lunch stop.
Next stop is the Pool of Siloam, and it’s only a short walk away.
From Lyrebird Dell follow the Pool of Siloam sign away from the bridge. Climb up the stairs and under a small overhang. Continue to follow the track, and you’ll soon come across an old fenced lookout which offers obstructed views of the Pool of Siloam. Continue to follow the track and at the intersection turn left, following the Pool of Siloam sign down the stairs.
Cross Gordon Creek and you’ll find yourself in front of the magical Pool of Siloam.
Surrounded by sandstone cliffs, with an overhang next to the waterfalls, this is a great place to stop, rest and just take in everything around you. There is a shallow sandy pool, and the track passes in front of the waterfall. This is one of many spots loved by photographers, and it’s a lovely spot for artists and creatives looking for inspiration.
Once you feel it’s time to head off, it’s only a short 300 metres back to Gordon Falls Reserve. Just follow the Gordon Falls and Gordon Falls Picnic Area signs back to the car.
If you’re looking for a luxury and relaxing weekend away exploring the Blue Mountains, our four historic properties are situated right in the middle of Leura and Katoomba. Stay awhile, and see what the Blue Mountains has to offer.
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