Picton, Razorback & Maldon
Picton boasts many historic buildings in the town and it is blessed with spectacular natural beauty and rural landscape.
Razorback is sought after for it’s panoramic views and popular lookout over Picton, Cawdor Valley, Camden and Sydney.
is one of the earliest European settlements having been discovered in 1795 and is a semi-rural village. Picton has been rapidly expanding and has developed into an urban epicentre with a variety of both residential and commercial areas.
Approximately 80 kilometres south west of Sydney, Picton lies just west of the Hume Highway and is connected to it via Picton Road. It boasts many historic buildings both in town and surrounding areas and offers new housing estates, alfresco dining, boutique arts and craft shops and one of the oldest pubs in Australia, the George IV Inn, all complementing the character and charm of the area.
Several events in Picton bring travellers from near and far including Picton Rodeo, Picton Markets and the ‘illuminARTe’ Wollondilly festival. ‘illuminARTe’ is part of Wollondilly’s Community Arts Festival and incorporates Digital Projections onto Landmark Buildings, Market Stalls and Entertainment. Check out their facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/illuminartewollondilly/
The village of Picton gives you an underlying rural lifestyle while providing both convenience and facilities that are highly sought after by both owner occupiers and investors. An established 18 Hole Golf Course is tucked at the foothills of the famous Razorback Range dividing country style Picton from Camden with more built up residential areas of outer Sydney.
Picton is located on the NSW Train Link Southern Highlands line and is serviced by several bus routes. The suburb is 47 km from services and entertainment in Wollongong and the southern beaches, only 30 minutes drive to Campbelltown, 50 minutes to Sydney CBD, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany. It is also only a 2 hour drive from Canberra.
- Picton Mall with Coles & Country Target
- IGA Supermarket
- Picton Train Station
- Wollondilly Leisure Centre
- Wollondilly Shire Council offices
- Picton Medical Centre, Dental Centre & various Medical Practitioners
- Restaurants & Cafes, Assorted Pubs & McDonalds
- Picton Sportsground, Victoria Park & Picton Botanic Gardens
- Picton Go Karting
- Industrial area including Mitre 10 & Derks Produce store
Picton Main Street
Picton Viaduct 1934 Wollondilly Leisure Centre
Stonequarry Estate Illuminarte Festival
was made famous with the Truckies Blockade in the 1970's where there is now a monument to the event.
It is also the site for the historic Anthony Horden's Tree 'While I Live I'll Grow'. The oak tree stood as a symbol for life and growth in commerce. 'If the tree was to be lasting, it lay bases for eternity. If it was to be strong, it must have room to grow. It must have earth for its roots and heaven for its branches'. In other words, each time we enter our office, we should remind ourselves of our purpose. We can only grow, if the business is living. While we live, and we are involved in the business, we have an obligation to grow it.
The historic 'Razorback Inn' is now home to a 'Common Ground Cafe & Bakery' and is a popular spot for great tasting, healthy food.
(Old Razorback Inn) Now 'Common Ground' Tree - While I live I Grow
Maldon is on the outskirts of Picton. A station was established there as part of the Great Southern Railway, in 1879 and was originally named Wilton. The station closed in 1976 but aldon is still an active rail location, having turnouts for freight trains bringing limestone to the Boral cement works, and grain to the Allied flour mill.
Maldon was also the site of 'Harvey's Crossing', one of two stone causeways over the Upper Nepean River on the Picton - Menangle Road. Stonework supporting the steep approach roads on each side can still be seen. The causeway was replaced by a wooden suspension bridge in 1903, but by the 1970s the bridge had become a severe bottleneck with the increasing coal traffic. A concrete beam bridge was constructed further north along the Gorge that opened in 1980. The Suspension Bridge is now a Heritage item and it is closed to all traffic, including pedestrian.
Maldon is home of the Picton Karting Track and The Spartan Race. Both are popular with locals and tourists alike. Offering an adrenalin rush or a test of endurance and strength! The Spartan Race challenges the participants with a mixture of obstacles over varied terrain. Reesa Ryan stated that the choice to host the event in the region was made simple due to the attractiveness of the Wollondilly Shire and it’s close proximity to Sydney, being easily accessible through the motorway and train line.
Maldon Suspension Bridge Picton Karting Track