Bushwalks around Thirlmere
Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Thirlmere Lakes National Park has reed-fringed freshwater lakes, abundant with waterbirds and surrounded by native forest.
Named after a lake in The Lakes District of England, Thirlmere is a small township just 95 km south-west of Sydney. Highlights include the rail heritage centre known as Trainworks and nearby Thirlmere Lakes National Park.
Thirlmere celebrates the traditional start of the steam season with the Thirlmere Festival of Steam on the first Sunday in March. At Thirlmere Lakes you can swim, canoe and enjoy a picnic in an idyllic location. Head along the Golden Triangle, one of the Scenic Drives of Wollondilly that links up Picton, Thirlmere (including Thirlmere Lakes National Park), and Tahmoor before heading back to Picton.
Rail Heritage Museum, Thirlmere
Restored heritage trains at Thirlmere Rail Heritage Centre Museum
Keith Fludder Knife MakerWorkshops with knife maker Keith Fludder in Tahmoor near Thirlmere. Footage courtesy of Sydney Weekender
Thirlmere Rail Heritage Centre
Restored heritage train at Thirlmere Rail Heritage Centre Museum.
Thirlmere Lakes National Park
Thirlmere Lakes National Park on a foggy morning. Image Tourism Wollondilly