The small town of Thirlmere today is home to Australia’s largest Rail Heritage collection housed at The NSW Rail Museum .

If you visit on a Sunday you can enjoy the Museum and take the heritage train ride from Thirlmere to Buxton.

The NSW Rail Museum hosts events for every age group throughout the year. Join Thomas the tank engine and friends at one of their Days Out with Thomas or celebrate the launch of the steam season with us during the Festival of Steam. Keep an eye on their events calendar for details and like their Facebook page to be kept up to date with what is on.

Thirlmere Lakes National Park is a great location to enjoy a picnic, walk, cycle and do some bird spotting. It is a popular destination for bushwalkers and nature enthusiasts. These are among the last undisturbed lakes in the Sydney region and have a unique marine life. You are asked to take care and consider the delicate ecology of the system. A cycleway links Thirlmere with Tahmoor and there are some popular spots to stop for a pie or something to eat including Loop-Line Pies and Off the Rail.


Population (as at Census 2016): 4,046
Height above sea level: 300 metres


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