Thirlmere is located 5 minutes south-west of Picton, at the edge of the picturesque Southern Highlands of NSW. It’s an hour south of Sydney, and 30 minutes from Campbelltown, Wollongong and Bowral.
Driving to the Thirlmere Festival of Steam offers the most flexibility. However, parking in and around the event will be limited.
NSW Trainlink operates regular train services to nearby Tahmoor Station from the Southern Highlands and Campbelltown / Sydney.
A free shuttle bus will operate courtesy of the NSW Rail Museum from Tahmoor and Picton train stations on Sunday 19 March only.
You can either drive and park at Picton or Tahmoor train stations and catch the free shuttle bus; or catch the train and then hop on board the bus.
Bus shuttle timetable is available here.
For all NSW Rail Museum related enquiries, including steam train rides, call 1300 11 55 99.