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Appin Arts and culture

  • St Bede's Catholic Church
  • Hume and Hovell Monument


Historic houses in Appin

Follow the “Burragorang and Bushrangers” drive from Picton through Oakdale, Nattai, The Oaks, Mount Hunter and then via Razorback Lookout to Picton.

Must Do

Arts and Culture in Appin, Sydney

Uncover the history of the Appin at Appin Park, where you will also find handy directions to the town's historic buildings.

Be sure to see the remains of 19th-century structures like Stone Cottage, a quaint building known for its distinctive half-mansard roof and the picturesque St Bede's Church, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia to remain in continuous use.

Be sure to try the crumbed lamb cutlets at the Old Appin Hotel before going on a scenic drive through the rugged countryside. It's a great way to see the remains of early 20th-century houses scattered along the region's roads as well as historic structures like the Hume and Hovell Monument.

Have a barbeque beside the restful water of Lake Cataract, a thriving bush land area littered with walking tracks and ancient Aboriginal sites. Admire the sandstone walls of the Cataract Dam and go on a short hike through the surrounding Dharawal State Recreation Area and Nature Reserve.

Wet 'n Wild water theme park, Sydney. Image by Giles Park photography
ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park by Ted Sealy
Penrith Whitewater Stadium