From historic colonial architecture to flower-filled gardens, Picton is a charming town in rural New South Wales. You can explore bushwalking trails, tee off at the local golf course and shop for local produce at one of the region's best farmers markets.
Things to do in Picton
Picton is anchored by a lively town centre dotted with beautiful colonial buildings housing a collection of cafes, antique stores and historic country pubs. The George IV Inn is Picton's signature pub, pouring pints since 1839. On the first Sunday of each month, Picton throws its famous Creative Trader Market, showcasing local produce from across the Macarthur Region.
Golf lovers will jump at the chance to tee off at the Antill Park Country Golf Club. After a leisurely round, why not enjoy lunch at the clubhouse? It's located in Jarvisfield House, a Heritage-listed homestead built in the 1860s by a local farmer.
A short drive out of town is Thirlmere Lakes National Park, a picturesque area dotted with five freshwater lakes and crisscrossed with scenic bushwalking trails. You can enjoy a picnic, canoe on the waterways and admire colourful wildflowers. The park is also brimming with birdlife, so keep your eyes peeled for white-faced herons and white-bellied sea eagles.
There's no better place to discover the state's rich agricultural heritage than Mowbray Park Farmstay. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at life on a working farm, with the chance to shear sheep, milk cows, groom horses and train working dogs.
Getting around Picton
The Picton town centre is small and easy to get around on foot, but you’ll need a car to explore the rest of the Macarthur Region. From Sydney, the drive to Picton takes around 90 minutes. Regional buses also make the trip.