Whether it's a weekend getaway, Sunday lunch or a country wedding, Camden Valley Inn welcomes locals and visitors with a distinct and wholesome atmosphere. The Inn retains its original 1930s Tudor design and is set amidst 5 acres of award-winning gardens. There's a country-style pub and sports bar, restaurant and traditional hotel lodging with complete function facilities, so everyone is catered for. Camden Valley Inn is the perfect base for exploring surrounding areas like the Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Kangaroo Valley Illawarra and Canberra. Give yourself a break, and take advantage of the Inn's immense array of treasures.
Wonderful country atmosphere just one and a half hours from Sydney CBD. Glorious Heritage Listed Property nestled on over 200 acres. Deluxe rooms with ensuites or spa and 3 country lodges, sumptuous meals, table service. Enjoy horse riding, day/night tennis, swimming pool, heated spa, log fires, games room, archery, canoeing. Chat around the camp fire with billy tea & damper. Daily activities for children - kids club, hayrides, animal nursery, milk the cow, collect eggs, feed the many farm animals, watch sheep dogs working & shearing. As seen on Getaway & Great Outdoors, offering daily activities for children, Kids club school holidays & most w/ends, free colour brochure available
Narellan Motor Inn is an award winning Motel and Serviced Apartment accommodation provider, located in the heart of the Camden and Macarthur region. Experience the range of Deluxe rooms with modern decor, comfortable ensemble beds, fresh bathrooms, whisper quiet air-conditioning, tea/coffee and digital Foxtel cable television, offering the most discerning guests a welcome stay.
Narellan is the gateway to the Blue Mountains in the West. The beaches of Wollongong and the South Coast and the excitement of Sydney city are all less than an hour's drive away.
This is a vibrant area filled with history, adventure and excitement, first class sporting facilities, wedding, function and conference venues, golf courses, great restaurants, shopping and businesses of all types.
The property features a swimming pool, guest laundry, guest barbecue, ample car parking, beverage service, free WIFI, non smoking rooms and friendly service with a smile!...
For a weekend escape from the burdens of everyday life, a base from which to explore, the scene for a romantic country wedding, or the venue for a highly productive conference, Picton Valley Motel is ideal.
A comfortable 45 minute drive south west of Sydney, Picton Valley Motel sits nestled just a short distance from the centre Picton, located in the beautiful Wollondilly Shire. A region that just begs to be explored with its cool climate, antique stores, exquisite gardens, spectacular scenic countryside, and a rich cultural heritage. The motel is perfectly situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Picton with its burgeoning café scene, artisans and art galleries.
There are a variety of different rooms available to suit your individual needs....
Elderslie House has recently been converted to stylish, self-contained accommodation which offers a relaxing location for your next visit to Hunter Valley Wine Country. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, generous living areas, refreshing in-ground pool, and games room with pool table plus free WiFi, this two storey western red cedar property has absolutely everything for a perfect stay....
The building and design of Camden Park House began in 1832 and was completed in 1835, a year after John Macarthur's death. Architect, John Verge, designed the mansion in Palladian style with a central two-storey block with one-storey wings and extensions at each side. Camden Park House, which has become one of the great mansions of Australia, is still occupied by the Macarthur family and is thought to be one of the oldest residences in the country still occupied by descendants. The family burial ground is located nearby and is the last resting place of John Macarthur and his direct descendants.
Camden Park House is open to the public one weekend per year during September for the Camden Festival....
Subtly nestled between the mountains and the sea and resting beside the Nepean River, you will find the ever popular Poplar Tourist Park. A safe, friendly atmosphere is provided by experienced park hosts, Darren and Karyn.
Fully self-contained one and two bedroom cabins for couples or for families of up to six, or choose from one of the many large powered and unpowered sites (some with concrete slabs).
When you have settled in, plan your day trips and take advantage of the public transport that provides constant bus to train connections right at the front door of the park. The quaint and historic town of Camden is considered the jewel of the Macarthur region with its restaurants, cafes, weekend markets, historical sites and much, much more.
Pitter Patter Market is a great opportunity for parents to either buy quality pre-loved goods (maternity, baby, kids and pre-teen) at a reduced price or to sell items no longer required for some extra cash.
Pitter Patter is the easiest, most convenient and economical way to buy your pre-loved items. Whether it's buying for your little one's and saving a small fortune or needing to set up a nursery from scratch, Pitter Patter is the place to be.
So for quality items whilst saving time and money, visit the next market and be amazed at the quality and savings....
Curtis Aviation is one of Sydney's leading Flying Schools, located at Camden Airport and provides Joy Flights, Flying Training, Aircraft Hire and Charter.
At Curtis Aviation they can make your flying dream become true.
Whether you're looking to take a short Joy Flight for the thrill of a lifetime or you're looking to start your Flying Training for a Private or Commercial License, Curtis Aviation is the number one place to do it.
They have a fleet of modern aircraft held to the highest maintenance standards. This means both safety and reliability.
Their flight instructors are one of the most experienced teams in the industry and are ready to serve your aviation needs today. They have multiple ATOs (Authorized Testing Officers) and Grade One Instructors as members of our staff.
Playmaze Narellan is a play centre where you can really let your kids go wild. Playmaze offers a range of activities where children can jump, crawl, climb and slide their way around.
Parents can enjoy a full view of the play areas and enjoy a coffee from the onsite café. With separate areas for smaller children, Playmaze is fun for all ages....
Macarthur Park was opened in 1906 and has a number of different areas including a heritage rose garden, the wisteria walk, the Cenotaph honouring World War One soldiers, and a shelter built in 1913 in memory of Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur-Onslow.
Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur-Onslow, a granddaughter of John Macarthur, gifted Macarthur Park to the people of Camden in 1905. The park is home to Camden's War Memorial and the Faithfull-Anderson Fountain, which once stood where the roundabout is now, at the intersection of John and Argyle Street. The park is well known for its heritage rose garden.
Charles Cowper built 'Wivenhoe' on the 600 acres granted to his father, Reverend William Cowper in 1812. It was named after his wife's (Eliza Sutton) home in England. The house was completed in 1838 and its design has been attributed to colonial architect John Verge. It has been added to over the years to include stables, an enclosed courtyard, coach house, and servants quarters....
For a true country market experience, visit the Cobbitty Village Markets, held on the first Saturday of the month (March to December) at Cobbitty Primary School. They have been operating since May 1982.
Cobbitty Markets support local charities and organisations. There are 100 stalls selling art, craft, jams, gluten free products, fresh local produce, seedlings and much much more.
Free entertainment is provided each month. For the kids there is an animal farm and face painting. Sit and relax with a great variety of gourmet food.
Free parking is available at the rear of the school for 1,000 cars. ...
Enjoy this beautiful par 70 golf course, relax in the original 1863 homestead of John Macquarie Antill, and enjoy a drink at the bar or lunch in the bistro. Facilities include a pro shop and motorised covered golf buggies. Please book to avoid disappointment. Corporate and private functions are also catered for....
The historic Macarthur region near Sydney has long been known for the spirits that are said to inhabit its colonial dwellings. The Menangle House Ghost Tours invite ghost hunters to experience theses ghostly presences for themselves.
A guided ghost tour of Menangle House with psychic mediums Tracey-Lee and Elisa Greenfield. The evening includes a two course meal and a short psychic reading, followed by a tour of the 175 year-old Menangle House.
Described by organisers as mystical, enlightening, and maybe even frightening.
Camden Town Farm, originally a 52 hectare dairy farm, was bequeathed to the local community by the late Miss Llewella Davies. It is a unique green space on the flood plain surrounding Camden. The Town Farm is a working farm, grazing dairy and beef cattle, and growing lucerne, and uses sustainable farming practices.
Various events take place including Taste - Food Wine and Music Festival, Harmony Day, fishing competitions, open days and more. There is also a weekly farmers market and a Community Garden which operates within the Farm.
The original heritage listed barn and surrounding buildings are very popular with artists and photographers alike, particularly for wedding and promotional photos. Bookings essential for photography and events....
Due to the recent storm and water damage The Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre is temporarily located in the foyer area of the Wollondilly Shire Council building at 62 - 64 Menangle Rd, Picton.
The centre is open Monday to Friday only with operating hours 8am - 4pm
The 2016 Wollondilly Visitor Guide is now available; call in for a copy or phone the number provided for a copy to be posted to you.
The Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre can provide maps, information on attractions, free activities such as history walks and bushwalks, entry prices to venues so you can plan your budget, and vital details such as opening hours.
They are an agent for NSW Fisheries and they are also an agent to sell NPWS Park Passes.
Remember Visitor Information Centres are not just for tourists, they are also here to assist locals with their needs and offer local advice to new residents in the area....
Every September, Camden Festival enlivens and transforms Camden with a variety of activities and events. The program on offer is diverse and aimed to cater for all. It's a celebration of Camden and what the Camden Local Government Area has to offer and best of all, spring is in the air!
Whether you like the relaxed atmosphere of an afternoon Picnic in the Park or the fun and vibrant Kids Fun Day, an outdoor movie experience at Cinema Under the Stars or wining and dining at the picturesque Camden Town Farm at 'TASTE' Food, Wine and Music Festival, there is something to suit all.
For more information on Camden Festival, please visit their website.
Skydiving the Hunter Valley wine country from up to 14,000 feet is mind blowing.
You'll experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200 kilometres per hour for up to an insane 60 seconds. Float under canopy for five to seven minutes soaking up spectacular Hunter Valley views and all the way out to Newcastle. Finish where you started at their Hunter Valley private airfield. And if you're ready to learn solo skydiving, sign up for an Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course there in the Australian birthplace of skydiving.
In the Hunter Valley, you're in safe skies with a skydiving network operating over 13 years and a great tandem skydiving safety record, all a stone's throw from Newcastle. So push your boundaries with a Hunter Valley skydiving experience you'll remember forever....
Curry Reserve is one of the most popular reserves for family and community group gatherings. The reserve is situated next to John Oxley Cottage in Elderslie.
Features include covered picnic shelters, barbecue facilities, amenities with disabled access, parking, children's play equipment and a cycle path.
Accessible seven days per week....
Looking for something unique to do this Mother's Day? Why not treat your Mum to a day of entertainment and enjoyment in the unique rural setting of Belgenny Farm.
You can wander the picturesque grounds in the fresh air while enjoying a meal from one of the many fresh country style food stalls, including corn on the cob, bacon and egg muffin, hot chips, chocolate stall, café van, snow cones, and fairy floss....
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....
Menangle is part of the Wollondilly Shire. Established as a village to service the operations of Camden Park Estate, the railway bridge over the Nepean River is the oldest in use today. The opening of the railway in 1863 enabled overnight milk deliveries to the Sydney Market, beating the summer heat in the days before refrigeration. The Store, built in 1904, sells everything from antiques to groceries to saddlery and ice creams.
Camden Hillview is a beautiful, country style, fully equipped and self-contained two bedroom unit with gorgeous views of bushland, creeks and mountain ranges.
This delightful setting offers tranquillity, privacy and comfort throughout the year, whatever the season.
Camden Hillview is situated in a quiet, elegant side-street, away from busy traffic and yet only a couple of minutes away from Camden - a proud, historic township which offers the very best of modern lifestyle, from boutique shopping and professional services to classy cafes, country markets, and a wealth of tourist attractions.
At Camden Hillview, guests can be assured of a very comfortable stay, whether it's for one night, a long weekend, or a long sojourn. ...
Macarthur's Progressive Wine Lunch is held in and around Camden and includes a visit to three venues. Starters are at Fussy Grape Winery, main meal is at Trattoria La Vigna Restaurant and dessert is at Razorback Ridge Wines. Wine tasting is included at all venues and a glass of wine is included with mains and dessert. Please note that this is a self-drive experience.
Razorback Ridge Wines is located in the picturesque Macarthur region south of Sydney. It is an hour's drive from Sydney, 40 minutes from Wollongong and minutes from Camden.
This is a small family-run vineyard and cellar door. The first vines were planted in 2000. Varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Verdelho. All fruit is hand-picked. Wines are made on site in the winery.
Visitors can relax in the lovely rural setting overlooking the vineyard and pastures while enjoying wine tasting, cheese platters, dips and local olives.
Progressive Wine Lunches are held monthly. Vineyard and winery tours are held twice yearly.See website for details.
The cellar door is open weekends. A map can be readily downloaded from the Razorback Ridge Wines website.
Set upon a ridge on Razorback Mountain, Peppertree Ridge B and B offers something different in guest accommodation. This 1870s homestead has been tastefully refurbished to provide elegant appointments in a scenic location, with traditional in-house suites and self-contained units accommodating up to 12 guests. Wedding ceremonies and family occasions welcomed.
Razorback Mountain, once soaked with the sweat of labouring men, bullocks and horses and plagued by bushrangers, now sleeps serenely as host to the ever increasing number of visitors to the Wollondilly area.
Enjoy bushwalking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, visits to Trainworks, nature reserves as well as many picnic and barbecue areas such as Burragorang Lookout. The Avon, Nepean, Cataract and Cordeaux Dams have picnic and barbecues as well as hot water available.
The historic town centres of Picton and Camden are a short drive away....
Located inside Camden Library, Camden Museum contains a rich collection of Camden's historical artefacts including photos, maps, clothing, uniforms, furniture, musical instruments and badges.
Formed in 1957, Camden Historical Society is instrumental in keeping history alive in the Camden area through the museum, and is responsible for the preservation and display of this heritage.
The history of the Camden district is as old as Australia itself, and this unique heritage unfolds in the exhibited stories and displays as you wander through the large collection of Aboriginal and 20th century material, which has been donated by the people of the town and district.
These things reflect the every day and familiar experiences that most people share - joy and grief, recreation and work, caring and learning, past and present.
A visit is essential for anyone interested in researching Camden local history....
The three day Miracle Mile Carnival culminates in the greatest day of racing on the Australian Harness Racing calendar featuring six Group One races.
The carnival starts with the qualifying races for the Miracle Mile on Saturday night 11 February 2017.
The second night of the carnival on February 18 features the all-important barrier draw for the Miracle Mile and the qualifying races for the Oaks and Derby.
The final day of the carnival is held on February 25 and includes six Group One races headlined by the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile....
Garden Cottage B and B is located close to the historic township of Camden. Beautifully presented self contained garden studio. Garden Cottage offers off street parking, private access to separate lodging, an air conditioned studio with kitchen. Queen size bed, with crisp linen and soft towels. Private sunny courtyard and 'deluxe outdoor dunny'.
A basket full of bountiful breakfast supplies with a selection of cereals, organic free-range eggs, juice, yogurt, pancakes, bread for toast, jam, with plenty tea, coffee and milk supplies and many extras.
This is a big breakfast - with enough supplies that will sustain you for the day ahead....