Wollondilly is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and rural pastures.
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 including; “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 here for details.
Wollondilly Visitor Information
As well as taking a self guided Historic Picton Walking Tour, you can stroll or bike ride through Picton Botanic Gardens, take a Scenic Drive of Wollondilly or maybe you are looking for an RV Dump Point? Pick up these free brochures from any of the locations listed below.For more information on what to see and do in Wollondilly, pick up a copy of your free Wollondilly Map and Discover Guide from one of the locations below. If you are interested in the local history, make sure you visit the Wollondilly Heritage Centre, The Oaks, Open Sat, Sun and most public holidays.
We are proud to be partnering with the NSW Rail Museum.
Need help with planning your visit? We are available via email or phone Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Wollondilly Shire Council
62 – 64 Menangle Street, Picton
Phone: 4677 1100
Mon – Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm
42 Menangle Street, Picton
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri – 9:30am to 5:00pm
Thur – 9:30am to 6:00pm
Sat – 9:00am to 12:00pm
NSW Rail Museum
10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere
Mon – Fri – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat & Sun – 9:00am to 5:00pm