Overshadowed by the more impressive Minnamurra Falls, the nearby Lyrebird Falls is on a tributary of the Minnamurra River in Budderoo National Park. The waterfall can only just be seen through the dense rainforest foliage. Although it would be possible to scramble up the creek to get closer to the falls, off-track walking is not permitted in this national park.
Lyrebird Falls is reached by the Lyrebird Loop and Minnamurra Falls Walk tracks, which are both very high quality and “family friendly”. The waterfall can be seen from the elevated walkway, just before the viewing platform for Minnamurra Falls. Although the signs state 1-2 hours for the walk, you can comfortably get to the waterfall (and back) in under an hour.
Getting to Lyrebird Falls
The Minnamurra Rainforest Centre is reached via Jamberoo Road and Minnamurra Falls Road from Kiama (about a 20min drive). The road is sealed all the way to the end.
From the visitor centre and carpark at the end of Minnamurra Falls Road the start of the Lyrebird Loop bushwalk is well signposted. (If you just want to see the waterfall, it’s slightly shorter to do the Lyrebird Loop in an anti-clockwise direction, returning the same way.)