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Published September 28th 2017
The perfect city escape scenic day drive
Towering buildings, crowded spaces and the hustle and bustle of city life becomes a distant memory on The Greater Blue Mountains Drive: Wollondilly Trail. A hit of nostalgia strikes as you pass through quaint towns and the air becomes fresh with gum trees and eucalyptus on this scenic trail.
The Greater Blue Mountains Drive: Wollondilly Trail passes through scenic rural countrysides, valleys, and lush bushland.
The Wollondilly Trail is part of the wonderful Greater Blue Mountains Drive, which journeys through scenic views and passes through the wilderness of Nattai National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park and Bargo State Recreation Area as well as quaint towns of Camden and Picton to Mittagong.
Barkers Lodge Drive is the official starting point on the drive.
This 70-kilometre one-way picturesque drive leads to the rural bushland circuit off the Hume Highway at Mittagong. It is an exciting new touring journey that links vast and spectacular World Heritage landscapes to the surrounding regions.
Lush bushland surrounds the most parts of this spectacular scenic drive.
The Drive is truly a tranquil experience with an account of things to see and do along the Trail including views of gentle, rolling countryside that offer some of the most remarkable landforms in the Greater Blue Mountains.
Drive past winding countryside roads as you admire the views.
There is something for everyone including stops at National Parks, enjoying a coffee at a café, visiting the Train Heritage Works Museum in Thirlmere, or exploring the rural life with a glamorous twist at Picton, Camden and surrounding regions.
- Burragorang Lookout is worth a visit as well as being conveniently located near the start of the Drive. There are plenty of picnic areas to enjoy, short and easy walks through bushland and of course the Lookout- being the highlight of this stop. There is a playground for the little ones to enjoy too!
Burragorang Lookout is the first scenic point of attraction and highlight on the spectacular country Willondilly Trail drive.
A visit to the Train Heritage Works Museum is perfect for locomotive enthusiasts and history buffs. If nature is more your thing then you will love being surrounded by lush bushland and tranquil lakes at Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Short bushwalks can be enjoyed at Bargo State Recreation Area as well as other outdoor adventures and activities.
Stretch your legs and enjoy tranquil walks and nature picnic spots along the drive.
Lake Alexandra at Mittagong is a wonderful attraction to end the spectacular journey. You will be greeted to a man-made Lake filled with an abundance of birdlife that call this place home. A stroll around the Lake offers tranquillity as you admire the surrounding lush natural settings of bushland and valleys and do some bird watching as well as other wildlife watching.
Enjoying the serenity at Lake Alexandria, Mittagong