Picton

Heritage and local history is a strong drawcard for visitors to Picton

Picton boasts a modern shopping centre and a vibrant collection of main street businesses, including gift shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs.

The free self guided Picton Walking Tour brochure is a great way to discover the town by foot and learn about the local history and heritage as you wander through the town.  Copies are available Mon – Fri (8:30am – 5:00pm) from Wollondilly Shire Council, Menangle Street, Picton or from the NSW Rail Museum, Barbour Road, Thirlmere (open 7 days).

Take a drive 5 minute drive to The Botanic Gardens and stroll the pathways as you discover the well manicured gardens, a great location for a picnic or BBQ as the kids play.

Picton is also home to significant rail heritage with a unique railway viaduct still in use on the main southern line as well as the Redbank Range Tunnel, fondly known by locals as the Mushroom Tunnel.

Visiting in May?  The annual Illuminate festival lights up the town on the 3rd Saturday in May from 12:00pm to 9:00pm with light installations projected onto buildings, a lantern parade, live music, street stalls, kids rides and more.

 

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