Wollondilly, on the south western outskirts of Sydney and at the foothills of the Southern Highlands, is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and rural pastures.
Its 2,560 square kilometres stretch from Bargo in the south, Appin and Menangle in the east, Warragamba in the north with the Nattai wilderness, Yerranderie and Burragorang Valley to the west.
Wollondilly is rich in Indigenous and European history, with the earliest inhabitants being the Gundangurra and Tharawal people.
At one time The Oaks was the administrative centre of Wollondilly and it is here you will find The Wollondilly Heritage Centre. Other historic towns include Picton, Menangle, Appin and Warragamba.
Did you know there are 34 towns and villages in the Shire and Thirlmere is home to the NSW Rail Museum, Australia's largest collection of heritage rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, interactive exhibits for children and a great range of events including a Day Out With Thomas.
Rich in living history, romantic locations and fun activities, Wollondilly is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its breathtaking nature, mouth watering local produce and the largest rail museum in Australia, Wollondilly is a diverse Shire just over an hour from Sydney.
The administrative centre of the Wollondilly Shire, Picton is located only 90 minutes south of Sydney and 40 minutes west of Wollongong. The town was originally called Stonequarry but was later renamed after the British general, Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) in 1845.
If you are hitting the open roads behind the wheel of a motorhome, campervan, caravan or any other pop up campers there are a number of dump points across Wollondilly available for FREE public use at Warragamba, Appin and Picton.
The Wollondilly Destination Management Plan was developed with extensive community consultation and was undertaken by Stafford Strategy including group and one-on-one consultation with Wollondilly businesses, residents, Councillors, tourism stakeholders, community groups, State Government and council staff. This plan for Wollondilly as a destination was adopted by Council in October 2018.
The Great Burragorang Valley Walk is a truly unprecedented opportunity to connect three neighbouring Councils, their communities, towns and villages. Wollondilly Shire Council is hoping to work with Blue Mountains and Wingecaribee Shire Councils in delivery of this project.
If you’re travelling down the Hume or Picton Road and your electric car is in need of a little top of visitors can pull into Picton to charge. While you’re at it, why not recharge your own batteries with a cup of coffee, treat or lunch at one our delicious...
The highly anticipated Visit Wollondilly Guide & Map will arrive this July 2021! The Guide is the one and only official definitive guide showcasing the Wollondilly region. The Guide and standalone Map will help motivate people to visit and extend their stay across our beautiful shire.