Wonderful country atmosphere just one and a half hours from Sydney CBD. Glorious Heritage Listed Property nestled on over 200 acres. Deluxe rooms with ensuites or spa and 3 country lodges, sumptuous meals, table service. Enjoy horse riding, day/night tennis, swimming pool, heated spa, log fires, games room, archery, canoeing. Chat around the camp fire with billy tea & damper. Daily activities for children - kids club, hayrides, animal nursery, milk the cow, collect eggs, feed the many farm animals, watch sheep dogs working & shearing. As seen on Getaway & Great Outdoors, offering daily activities for children, Kids club school holidays & most w/ends, free colour brochure available
For a weekend escape from the burdens of everyday life, a base from which to explore, the scene for a romantic country wedding, or the venue for a highly productive conference, Picton Valley Motel is ideal.
A comfortable 45 minute drive south west of Sydney, Picton Valley Motel sits nestled just a short distance from the centre Picton, located in the beautiful Wollondilly Shire. A region that just begs to be explored with its cool climate, antique stores, exquisite gardens, spectacular scenic countryside, and a rich cultural heritage. The motel is perfectly situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Picton with its burgeoning café scene, artisans and art galleries.
There are a variety of different rooms available to suit your individual needs....
Wollondilly Markets at Wilton - 3rd Sunday of every month since July 2014.
Have you visited this beautiful market under the trees at Wilton Recreational Grounds, just off the freeway at Wilton.
Stalls include a collection of local small businesses with homemade, unique and interesting goods, as well as fruit and vegies form local growers and more
Charities supported under the Bendigo Bank Community Hub include Caring for Wollondilly, Boxes for Christmas, Courageous Corey Community Car, and CommunityLinks Wollondilly community pantry....
The recently renovated Appin Hotel is a must see site to visit whilst discovering Wollondilly. Ideally situated in the village of Appin on Appin's main street this Inn is hard to drive past without stopping for a relaxing break with a drink or something to eat on the veranda.
The food at this historic Inn is excellent and attracts visitors from Macarthur and the Illawarra regions.
Live entertainment every Saturday night from 8.30pm....
St Bede's Catholic Church in King Street, Appin was designed by Father Therry in 1837.
Inspection of the stonework indicates that different tradesmen built the church in stages. It has a slate roof and iron roofed square tower, which once had a timber belfry.
St Bede's has an inscription carved over the entrance that reads "J.P. EPUS A.D. 1841".
The Cemetery associated with the church has many historic headstones....
Enjoy this beautiful par 70 golf course, relax in the original 1863 homestead of John Macquarie Antill, and enjoy a drink at the bar or lunch in the bistro. Facilities include a pro shop and motorised covered golf buggies. Please book to avoid disappointment. Corporate and private functions are also catered for....
The historic Macarthur region near Sydney has long been known for the spirits that are said to inhabit its colonial dwellings. The Menangle House Ghost Tours invite ghost hunters to experience theses ghostly presences for themselves.
A guided ghost tour of Menangle House with psychic mediums Tracey-Lee and Elisa Greenfield. The evening includes a two course meal and a short psychic reading, followed by a tour of the 175 year-old Menangle House.
Described by organisers as mystical, enlightening, and maybe even frightening.
Due to the recent storm and water damage The Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre is temporarily located in the foyer area of the Wollondilly Shire Council building at 62 - 64 Menangle Rd, Picton.
The centre is open Monday to Friday only with operating hours 8am - 4pm
The 2016 Wollondilly Visitor Guide is now available; call in for a copy or phone the number provided for a copy to be posted to you.
The Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre can provide maps, information on attractions, free activities such as history walks and bushwalks, entry prices to venues so you can plan your budget, and vital details such as opening hours.
They are an agent for NSW Fisheries and they are also an agent to sell NPWS Park Passes.
Remember Visitor Information Centres are not just for tourists, they are also here to assist locals with their needs and offer local advice to new residents in the area....
Need to get away, but don't want to waste time driving long distances?
Or an overnight stay if passing through?
Take a break from your hectic lifestyle, and have a stress free, relaxing weekend staying at their first-class bed and breakfast accommodation in beautiful historic Appin.
With double and twin rooms available, all centrally heated, air conditioned, and appointed with quality furnishing, organic linen, luxury bathrobes, large flat screen TVs and DVD players, you're sure to find comfort at Appin Homestay B and B.
Wake up to a fresh gourmet cooked or cold breakfast (using organic products where possible, gluten free and vegetarian options available). Served on the veranda, around the pool, or in the private breakfast room with slow combustion fire.
Complimentary port and chocolates are also included (or a cheese platter at extra charge), and evening meals can be provided on request (extra charge applies)....
Viewed from the surrounding parkland, the Railway Viaduct over Stonequarry Creek is a picturesque site located at the end of Webster Street, Picton, which also has some historic old houses.
It was built of sandstone between 1863 and 1867 at a time when John Whitton was responsible for railway construction in New South Wales. This excellent example of railway viaduct design is 84 metres long and has five arches, the highest measuring 30 metres.
Close to Picton railway station, it was built for two lines of track and although it is not the first railway viaduct built in the state, it is considered unique because it is the oldest still in use today....
Menangle is part of the Wollondilly Shire. Established as a village to service the operations of Camden Park Estate, the railway bridge over the Nepean River is the oldest in use today. The opening of the railway in 1863 enabled overnight milk deliveries to the Sydney Market, beating the summer heat in the days before refrigeration. The Store, built in 1904, sells everything from antiques to groceries to saddlery and ice creams.
Macarthur's Progressive Wine Lunch is held in and around Camden and includes a visit to three venues. Starters are at Fussy Grape Winery, main meal is at Trattoria La Vigna Restaurant and dessert is at Razorback Ridge Wines. Wine tasting is included at all venues and a glass of wine is included with mains and dessert. Please note that this is a self-drive experience.
Razorback Ridge Wines is located in the picturesque Macarthur region south of Sydney. It is an hour's drive from Sydney, 40 minutes from Wollongong and minutes from Camden.
This is a small family-run vineyard and cellar door. The first vines were planted in 2000. Varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Verdelho. All fruit is hand-picked. Wines are made on site in the winery.
Visitors can relax in the lovely rural setting overlooking the vineyard and pastures while enjoying wine tasting, cheese platters, dips and local olives.
Progressive Wine Lunches are held monthly. Vineyard and winery tours are held twice yearly.See website for details.
The cellar door is open weekends. A map can be readily downloaded from the Razorback Ridge Wines website.
Cataract is the oldest and possibly the most picturesque dam in Sydney's water supply system. Completed in 1907, the 56 metre high dam holds water from a 130 square kilometre catchment, forming an 850 hectare lake with a capacity of 94,300 megalitres.
The dams of the Upper Nepean collect water from the catchments of the Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon and Nepean rivers, which are tributaries of the Upper Hawkesbury-Nepean River. These systems supply water to the Macarthur and Illawarra regions, the Wollondilly Shire, and metropolitan Sydney.
Facilities include picnic shelters, electric barbecues, drinking water, toilets, disabled toilets, playground and viewing areas.
Set upon a ridge on Razorback Mountain, Peppertree Ridge B and B offers something different in guest accommodation. This 1870s homestead has been tastefully refurbished to provide elegant appointments in a scenic location, with traditional in-house suites and self-contained units accommodating up to 12 guests. Wedding ceremonies and family occasions welcomed.
Razorback Mountain, once soaked with the sweat of labouring men, bullocks and horses and plagued by bushrangers, now sleeps serenely as host to the ever increasing number of visitors to the Wollondilly area.
Enjoy bushwalking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, visits to Trainworks, nature reserves as well as many picnic and barbecue areas such as Burragorang Lookout. The Avon, Nepean, Cataract and Cordeaux Dams have picnic and barbecues as well as hot water available.
The historic town centres of Picton and Camden are a short drive away....
The three day Miracle Mile Carnival culminates in the greatest day of racing on the Australian Harness Racing calendar featuring six Group One races.
The carnival starts with the qualifying races for the Miracle Mile on Saturday night 11 February 2017.
The second night of the carnival on February 18 features the all-important barrier draw for the Miracle Mile and the qualifying races for the Oaks and Derby.
The final day of the carnival is held on February 25 and includes six Group One races headlined by the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile....