Look out for the ‘Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles’ signage on your next trip and rest easy knowing that your destination is equipped to welcome you and your caravan, camper trailer, motorhome or campervan. This month we are profiling Wollondilly.
These towns have made a commitment to offer easily accessible long vehicle short term parking within the town centre and have clear directional signage to their local visitor information centre.
Wollondilly is a popular destination for visitors, yet the name is often unfamiliar until memories stir with the mention of more prominent features such as Razorback Range and Burragorang Valley or towns like Picton, Appin and Warragamba.
Wollondilly is surrounded by spectacular, natural beauty and rural pastures. Its 2,560 square kilometres stretch from Yanderra in the south, Appin and Menangle in the east, Warragamba in the north with the Nattai wilderness, Yerranderie and Burragorang Valley to the west.
Some features for visitors include:
- Nattai – home to the spectacular Burragorang Lookout. There are amazing views of Lake Burragorang which supplies water to Warragamba Dam – Sydney’s Drinking Water.
- The Oaks – home to the Wollondilly Heritage Centre and Museum located on Edward Street – open on weekends and public holidays.
- Thirlmere – Trainworks in Barbour Road showcases rail exhibits back to 1865 with Heritage train rides available most Sundays. Thirlmere Lakes – located a few minutes away from Trainworks – five connecting fresh water lakes. Picnic and toilet facilities available.
- Tahmoor – Mermaids Pool in Bargo Gorge is a wonderful spot for a bush walk to take in the tremendous scenery.
- Picton – home to the Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre – the town boasts a modern shopping centre and a vibrant main street with gift shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs. The Picton Walking Tour offers a chance to view a large number of heritage buildings, bridges and tunnels.
- Warragamba is located on the eastern edge of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, approximately 90 minutes drive west of Sydney. The town was originally built from scratch during the construction of Warragamba Dam. Some of the features include access to Warragamba Dam, large picnic areas, swimming pool, off leash dog park, Warragamba Workers and Sporting Club and a short walk to the Warragamba shopping precinct.
Facilities in this town:
- BBQ Facilities
- Children’s Playground
- Dump Point
- Public Toilets
- Shopping Centre
For more information, please visit the Community Welcomes website.