Greater Blue Mountains drive – Wollondilly trail
Country NSW, Sydney and surrounds
Wollondilly trail, part of the Greater Blue Mountains drive, takes in scenic views of Mittagong Nattai, Thirlmere Lakes and Bargo State Recreation Area, Camden and Picton.
- Bargo River State Conservation Area, Burragorang State Conservation Area, Thirlmere Lakes National Park, Bargo State Conservation Area in Country NSW, Sydney and surrounds
- 70km one-way
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Bargo State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Bargo State Conservation Area is always open but may be closed at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- in Burragorang State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
1 October to 31 March: 8am to 5pm on weekdays. 8am to 7pm on weekends and public holidays.
1 April to 30 September: 8am to 5pm daily.
Park entry fees:
$4 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.Buy annual pass
- in Thirlmere Lakes National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Thirmere Lakes is open from from 5.30am to 8pm during daylight savings and 5.30am to 6pm rest of year. The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.