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Greater Blue Mountains drive – Wollondilly trail

“This drive is the best way to get a sense of all this amazing area has to offer, from the incredible bushland of Nattai, to the steam train history of Thirlmere.”

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains drive, Wollondilly trail is a great way to see idyllic parts of greater Sydney from the comfort of your car. Pack a picnic lunch before you head off on this scenic mountain drive because you’ll find plenty of picturesque settings to stop and eat at.

This rural bushland circuit off the Hume Highway from Mittagong takes about an hour and a half all-up and tours past Thirlmere Lakes, Nattai National Park, and the Bargo State Recreation Area. 

Stop and stretch your legs at Wombeyan Caves, where you can picnic on the spacious grounds or take a self-guided cave tour. Along the way, you can also visit the Train Heritage Works Museum in Thirlmere, with its amazing collection of locomotives. Be sure to stop in Camden, not far from Campbelltown, where rural life gets a glamorous twist. You can then stop off in charming, historic Picton for a coffee and a browse of the local galleries.


Getting there

Getting there:

Wollondilly trail is part of Greater Blue Mountains drive. To get there:

  • Join Greater Blue Mountains drive in Nattai National Park and travel east along Burragorang Road. Continue all the way to The Oaks, or turn right onto Barkers Lodge Road and head south.
  • Travelling along Barkers Lodge Road along the eastern side of Nattai National Park takes you to Picton.
  • Exit Picton via Thirlmere Way which takes you to Thirlmere Lakes National Park and Bargo State Recreation Area.
  • Travel over the Hume Highway and follow signs to Mittagong, where this part of the Greater Blue Mountains drive ends.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Important info


70km (one-way)

Time suggested:

1.5 hours each way

You should know:

  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

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World Heritage Drive, Nattai National Park. Photo: Johh Spencer