Watch out for the elusive lyrebird.

Located just out of Mirboo North township, the Lyrebird Forest Walk is a moderate one and a half hour bushwalk through native forests typical of the South Gippsland region. Signs on the main highway indicate the entrance to the car park and picnic area where the walking track begins and ends.

The track follows the Morwell River for one kilometre through green gullies of Eucalypts and tree ferns. After reaching open farmland (private property) the path follows the edge of the forest. Trees here are smaller and different species are featured. This section of the walk is generally more open. Halfway up the hill a secondary link track to Coral Fern Gully will take the bushwalker back to the carpark via a shorter 3km route.

Track Specifics


There are two options: a short 3km track, or a longer 4.8km track.


Reasonably flat terrain, but some path sections are narrow and may be slippery after rain. Surface is mostly gravel.


Dogs must be on a lead at all times. Please be respectful and pick up after your dog.


The Lyrebird Forest Walk is located 3.3km north of Mirboo North and is accessible from the Srzelecki Highway. Limited parking and picnic tables are available.


Car park and initial 750m along Little Morwell River Walk are fully wheelchair accessible.

More Walks

There are many more walking tracks to be discovered in South Gippsland.

Some are short, some are long, some are suitable for cycling, and all are are great way to enjoy time in our beautiful part of the world.