Appin & Douglas Park
Appin is the oldest town in the Wollondilly (settlement 1810) and one of the oldest villages in NSW. It boasts historic colonial buildings to admire including the Appin Public School, historic Churches, and the Old Rectory.
Douglas Park is a quiet village situated at the foothills of the Razorback Range, ideally positioned within one hours drive to Sydney.
Surrounded by both rural and quality residential areas in addition to it’s assortment of local shops and the popular historic pub.
Perhaps Appin’s biggest drawcard is its location. The development of the Macarthur Area has seen Appin grow as a suburb with residential housing, parks and playing fields. And yet, it is close to thousands of hectares of national parklands, bushwalking trails and Cataract Dam.
Appin has easy access to both the Wollongong beaches and the major shopping districts of Campbelltown. Being only 15 minutes from Campbelltown CBD, it has proximity to Campbelltown Hospital, Greater Union Movie Theatre and Macarthur Square.
It is located at the North Eastern corner of the Wollondilly Region approximately 71 kilometres south west of Sydney.
- Local Shops
- Appin Hotel
- Appin Sportsground
- Motorcross Track
- Appin Paintball
Douglas Park .....
is a quiet village situated at the foothills of the Razorback Range, ideally positioned within one hours drive to Sydney.
There are many historic buildings located in this small country village and the spectacular Nepean River runs through Douglas Park. It has the convenience of rail services for commuters, is easy walking distance to shops, schools and sporting amenities and has bus services to most schools in the Shire, both private and public.
Both the lower lying township of Douglas Park and the peak known as 'Spaniards Hill’ owe their name to the two largest land grants given in the district back in 1865. Douglas Park is home to a Catholic religious community known as the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, at Saint Mary's Towers in Douglas Park Drive, this area is affectionately known as 'The Towers' by the locals.
The Nepean River runs through a rocky gorge, to the south of the town. The causeway crossing the river, on Douglas Park Drive, is a popular swimming and canoeing site.
Douglas Park is 30 minutes drive to Wollongong with it’s beautiful south coast beaches, 15 minutes drive to Macarthur Square shopping centre in Campbelltown and 1 hours drive from Sydney CBD, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany.
- Local Shops
- Douglas Park Railway Station
- Douglas Park Sportsground