If you are interested in observing these beautiful songsters please consider making a booking.
Bookings can only be for the first 3 weeks of July only – 1st July to 21st July
Maximum of 2 people a day
Cost $150 per person
Please read all the information below before making a booking.
As we have to start before dawn consider staying overnight with one of the local accommodation providers listed below.
1217 Spring Creek Road, The Falls near Killarney, Q
There is a variety of local accommodation to suit all budgets and expectations. Suggestions and contact details are listed on the facebook page: Killarney Lyrebird Experience and on this website.
If traveling from Killarney, drive south from Killarney towards Legume along Acacia St/Border Rd. Approx 4 km out of town turn left into Spring Creek Road (The Falls Drive). Follow Spring Creek Road for 12 km to 1217 Spring Creek Road. There is a pull-off area on the right hand side of the road directly opposite the entrance to 1217. Anna will be waiting for you there. Allow 20 minutes travel time from Killarney.
If driving from ‘The Head’ drive along Spring Creek Road traveling south towards Killarney. 4 km past Carr’s Lookout you will come to a pull-off area on the left hand side of the road, directly opposite the entrance way to 1217 Spring Creek Road. Anna will meet you there. Allow 20 minutes travel time from ‘The Head’.
If traveling from Spring Creek Mountain Cottages, turn right onto Spring Creek Road and drive 4 km in the direction of Killarney. You will come to a pull-off area on the left hand side of the road, directly opposite an entrance way to 1217 Spring Creek Road. Anna will meet you there. Allow 5 minutes travel time.
We will meet at the pull-off area at the entrance to 1217 Spring Creek Road at 5.30am (before dawn). We need to be in the forest in place ready for the bird by dawn. The time spent in the forest will vary but plan to spend 2 hours.
Temperatures vary from -2° to 5°C in the forest, and strong wind or drizzle may also be present. Warm clothing is essential. Expect the weather to be colder than you imagine! Consider wearing thermal underwear (top and bottom), t-shirt, long sleeved warm shirt, ‘fleecie’ and warm long pants, thick socks, gloves and scarf. A beanie or head-sock is essential (no hats). All external clothing must be darkly coloured (black, brown or green) or camouflage-style. No bright or pale colours or blue or reds. No ski gear to be worn as it causes a rustling sound.
Expect the forest track and floor to be muddy and slippery. Ankle deep mud is not uncommon. Hiking boots or black gumboots with grip are recommended. Open-toed footwear is not suitable. You may wish to pre-emptively place newspaper in the foot-wells of your car to help keep the inside of your vehicle clean after walking in the forest.
A small torch – LED or red light may be used.
Please ensure that no perfume, after-shave, scented soaps or talcs, cigarette or pipe smoke or insect repellent is worn on your skin or is on your clothing.
Only by prior arrangement.
Cost is $150 per person. Full payment may be made by electronic transfer one month prior to date of booking or at a later date if arranged with Anna. If a booking needs to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances please text Anna on 0434352710 and she will return your call to discuss the matter. Remember mobile phone cover is very limited. Cancellations at very short notice may be difficult.
Account no. 0830 3333
Account name: C. Fearnley
Reference: (your surname, date of booking dd/mm/yy)
We do not refund the booking fee if the bird is not seen, however you are welcome to return whenever you wish and for as many times as you wish to see the lyrebirds displaying. Our desire is for you to see their beautiful display and witness their enthralling song.
We hope that by following the guidelines above you too will be able to enjoy the thrill we’ve experienced in witnessing the Lyrebird in its natural environment.
If you are satisfied that you can abide by the above please go to the booking form.