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.