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Buxton, a pleasant village community of the Wollondilly region of New South Wales, is named after a town in Derbyshire, England. Buxton is a regular destination for the popular steam train rides that are offered by the Rail Heritage Centre at Thirlmere.

Buxton is above sea level at 380 metres.

Buxton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Storybook Alpacas

They are Alpaca Breeders in the Southern Highlands - Bargo New South Wales.

From the a rich cultural heritage to an animal adapted now to the Lifestyle, Culture and Industry.

Alpacas are native to South America and have been domesticated for thousands of years. They are to the South American people comparable to the Australian Merino - industrially and commercially.

Alpacas are gentle and inquisitive by nature, easy to handle and can be halter-trained to lead. They are truly elegant creatures. Alpacas fibre (fleece) is silky soft, lightweight yet tough - extraordinary attributes that meet the needs of the a diverse range of products from home wares through to the high end - haute couture fashion houses of the globe.

This operator can offer you a magical "Storybook" expereince of these amazing animals - come for a visit.

Alpaca Products availalbe for purchase and lunch/catering can be arranged.

7 Olive Lane
Bargo, NSW, 2574

Located 3.6K from Buxton

Mermaids Pools

Mermaids Pools has limited signage, and no mobile phone range. Please take water and food, and wear suitable footwear.

Mermaids Pools is a short walk along Bargo River beginning at Rockford Road Bridge. Take Rockford Road from Tahmoor, cross Rockford Bridge, right on Charles Point Road to the car park. Walk under the bridge, following the track.

After reaching a flat rock the track splits in two. One track (The Naked Way) takes walkers along a ridge on an easy walk. The other track follows Bargo River (The Potholes Track) and involves some rock hopping.

The tracks meet up on the Matilda Track, which leads to a track down to The See Through Pool, or continue to the Mermaids Pool and Lookout Area.

The path is not suitable for young children or the elderly, due to steep cliffs as well as water hazards.

1.5 hours return walk; Grade Four walk.

Off Rockford Road
Tahmoor, NSW, 2573

Located 5.4K from Buxton

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is owned by the National Trust of Australia (NSW), and managed as a wildlife reserve by David. G. Stead Memorial Wildlife Research Foundation of Australia.

It was created in the 1960s by Thistle Stead preserving 'Bargo Brush' and promoting propagation of Australian native plants. Wirrimbirra operates as a flora and fauna reserve, education and research centre.

Wirrimbirra has over 200 acres of preserved native bushland. The unique flora is part of its preserve, including endangered species; also a fauna reserve, where you may see wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, possums, and other native animals in natural habitats.

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary has walking trails, environmental studies centre, parking, picnic facilities, well equipped school room, resource room and a barbecue area. Visitors are free to wonder through the Sanctuary and native plant nursery. See the many ways to create a bush garden.

Remembrance Driveway
Bargo, NSW, 2574

Located 6.1K from Buxton


Trainworks is located in Thirlmere, just over an hour from Sydney. It is the home of Australia's newest and biggest rail experience.

Trainworks has the most complete overview of railway heritage to be found in Australia. There are over 40 locomotives and 80 carriages on display, dating from 1865, plus a comprehensive exhibition of railway items and memorabilia, a signals display, an authentic fettler's shed, and a heritage-listed 1880s railway station.

Steam train rides from Thirlmere to Buxton on every Sunday between March and November.

Visit website for more details or subscribe to get more information on events and other things happening at Trainworks.

10 Barbour Road
Thirlmere, NSW, 2572

Located 6.2K from Buxton

Picton Railway Viaduct

Viewed from the surrounding parkland, the Railway Viaduct over Stonequarry Creek is a picturesque site located at the end of Webster Street, Picton, which also has some historic old houses.

It was built of sandstone between 1863 and 1867 at a time when John Whitton was responsible for railway construction in New South Wales. This excellent example of railway viaduct design is 84 metres long and has five arches, the highest measuring 30 metres.

Close to Picton railway station, it was built for two lines of track and although it is not the first railway viaduct built in the state, it is considered unique because it is the oldest still in use today.

Picton Avenue
Picton, NSW, 2571

Located 10.1K from Buxton

Victoria Bridge over Stonequarry Creek

Bridges are not just functional; they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Victoria Bridge over Stonequarry Creek.

This is a one way bridge for traffic with height restrictions.

Victoria Bridge officially opened in 1897; it is 82.3 metres long and is of three spans of 27.4 metres. The height to the top of the truss is 31.4 metres.

This is the second oldest Allan truss bridge built in New South Wales, and one of the largest of its type. The 60 foot (18 metre) high timber trestles are the tallest in New South Wales.

The Victoria Bridge is classified by the National Trust of Australia.

Prince Street
Picton, NSW, 2571

Located 10.7K from Buxton

Bellbird Cottage

Bellbird Cottage is a 20 acre property situated approximately 12 kilometres south west of Picton.

A visit to the orchard includes a tour of 1,000 fruit trees which includes peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots. Fresh fruit from the orchard can be purchased from November to February, and is sold by the kilo or box.

Enjoy a guided tour of the champion garden. This is a slow walk of about 40 minutes duration where you will see the various gardens and see many birds including peacocks, turkeys, chooks, ducks, geese and their naughty cockatoos - be careful they bite.

A large range of dolls, bears, badges, spoons, antiques and other collectables are on display along with an operational HO scale model railway.

The small shop sells an assortment of dolls, teddy's, small gifts and homemade jams and pickles.

Bookings essential. Group bookings only. Minimum 20 visitors, maximum 50 visitors.

50 Fergusson Road
Lakesland, NSW, 2572

Located 11.1K from Buxton

Picton Karting Track

Push the pedal to the metal, full acceleration, green lights and you're on your way to an extreme adrenaline rush on four wheels.

With different packages on offer and every lap timed, Picton Karting Track will test your ability.

Unleash the speed demon in you, challenge yourself, chase your friends or let your friends chase you.

See you trackside.

200 Picton Road
Picton, NSW, 2571

Located 11.5K from Buxton

Nepean Dam

The completion of the Nepean Dam in 1935 concluded the development of the Upper Nepean catchment. The 81 metre high dam holds water from a 320 square kilometre catchment, forming a lake of 325 hectares with a capacity of 70,170 megalitres.

The dams of the Upper Nepean collect water from the catchments of the Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon and Nepean rivers, which are tributaries of the Upper Hawkesbury-Nepean River. These systems supply water to the Macarthur and Illawarra regions, the Wollondilly Shire, and metropolitan Sydney.

Facilities include picnic shelters, electric barbecues, drinking water, toilets, disabled toilets, playground and viewing areas.

Avon Dam Road
Bargo, NSW, 2574

Located 11.5K from Buxton

Buxton: Events

Thirlmere Festival of Steam

Since 1989, the annual Festival of Steam at Thirlmere has grown to become one of Australia's premier steam events.

It's a community celebration of steam and nostalgia where locomotives of all kinds travel from afar, awakening the quaint village of Thirlmere with the enchanting echo of a steam whistle.

Throughout the village, there's all the fun of a country fair to be had with great markets and music rides (Sunday only).

Saturday is the day for train enthusiasts with steam displays at Trainworks and great photo opportunities with the special steam trains that will be there both days.

Sunday the village of Thirlmere is closed off to traffic (designated parking areas) with market stalls, amusement rides, steam displays, train rides and parade at 1pm.

The Festival of Steam is a unique and enjoyable event for the whole family!

Event Dates
      4th Mar
      5th Mar

Barbour Road
Thirlmere, NSW, 2572

Located 5.3K from Buxton

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