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Heritage Pump Station

Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Overview

For a bit of locomotive history near Picton, visit the Heritage Pump Station. This historic site was once used to replenish steam trains on the old southern railway line.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Thirlmere Lakes National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

In the not too distant past, Heritage Pump Station delivered water to Couridjah to replenish the steam locomotives on the old southern railway after their long haul up the steep grade from Picton.

Today, steam train fans and history buffs will love checking out this fascinating link with Thirlmere’s locomotive history. The restored sandstone heritage pumphouse is the only remaining example of a building of its kind, and is a great place to visit if you’re thinking about day trips from Picton, Tahmoor and Campbelltown.

There are detailed information displays to let you and your kids learn more about this historic site. Be sure to explore the original pump housekeeper’s track or Thirlmere Lakes walking track and stop for a picnic at Werri Berri picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Heritage Pump Station bricks hero, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer