Named after an idyllic spot in The Lakes District of England, Thirlmere is a small town 95 kilometres southwest of Sydney. Highlights for visitors include a visit to the NSW Rail Museum, and nearby Thirlmere Lakes National Park.

Thirlmere celebrates the traditional start of the steam season with the Thirlmere Festival of Steam in March. At Thirlmere Lakes National Park, you can swim, take a leisurely bushwalk, canoe and enjoy a picnic in idyllic locations. Enjoy a leisurely drive along the Golden Triangle, one of the Scenic Drives of Wollondilly that links up Picton, Thirlmere and Tahmoor.

Quick Facts

Thirlmere is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Wollondilly  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 69kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 32.829 square kilometres. Thirlmere has a recorded population of 4046 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Thirlmere we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Thirlmere and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.