Its 2,560 square kilometres stretches 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.
The district is rich in Aboriginal and European history. The earliest known inhabitants of the district were the natives of the Gundangurra Tribe who gave the area its name. The word Wollondilly is attributed to having three meanings,
“A place where spirits dwell” and “Water trickling over rocks”.
The third meaning is connected to a legend about the burning black coal that was carried inside the skull of a bunyip, within a basket woven of waratah stems. “Worron means black coal and “dilly means carry basket.
Each of the towns and villages have their own stories to tell and personalities to meet but the rural charm with country hospitality is found everywhere.
Wollondilly offers you experiences from breathtaking nature to adrenaline pumping action.
Take time to enjoy some of the area’s many different attractions, there is something to interest everyone. Be sure to check our Event’s Calendar to see if something special is happening the day you will be here.
Whatever your interest, there’s a warm Wollondilly welcome waiting for you!
How to Find Us
Take the M5 and follow the signs to Canberra.
Take the Picton Road exit.
Take the Princes Highway/Mount Ousley Road and follow the signs to Sydney. Take either the Picton Road or Appin Road exits.
Take the M4 and follow the signs to Penrith. Take the exit to Mulgoa Road and turn right. Follow Mulgoa Road until you approach Silverdale Road.
Menangle, Douglas Park, Picton, Tahmoor and Bargo Stations are located on the Southern Highlands Line, check the City Rail website for details.