The Dilly, otherwise known as Wollondilly, is home to 35 beautifully unique towns, villages and suburbs.
Covering 2,560 square kilometres across the idyllic south western outskirts of Sydney, the Dilly is nestled in the foothills of the Southern Highlands and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, boasting stunning rural surrounds.
With natural beauty at every turn, the Dilly stretches from Warragamba in the north, Appin and Menangle to the east, Bargo to the south and Yerranderie and the Burragorang Valley to the west.
Steeped in rich history and culture and with many historically significant towns and villages, we invite you to shop, visit and love the Dilly.
There's a treasure trove of charming shops and boutiques to discover across the Dilly.
In Picton you'll find giftware and home décor at Tanya's Trinkets, Russka and Timeless Treasures; locally made fudge and charming gifts at Stonequarry Country Bumpkin; traditional toys and unique goodies at The Kids Cottage Toy Boutique; an array of exotic colourful clothing, jewellery and more at Hippy Luxe; magical wares, ritual supplies, herbs and fairy garden bits and pieces at Forest of Wisdom and a variety of South East Asian-inspired ethically sourced goods from The Elephant Emporium, to name just a few.
Elsewhere you'll find the Bowerbird's Nest of Treasures in Warragamba; The Candy Train Tahmoor offering sweet treats from around the globe, delicious pies and bakery treats at Loopline Pies Thirlmere, traditional fish and chips in Wilton at Tas's, delicious take away Pizza's at Tahmoor Pizza Bar and a range of locally grown and artisan produce at Pheasants Nest Produce.
Bushfire, floods and now COVID-19 have greatly affected our local businesses and tourist attractions and we need your help now more than ever. A number of our local businesses have their doors open and many are trading online and offering takeaway or delivery options. Your small purchase can be a big form of support and help Wollondilly to survive and thrive.
Please check the businesses website or Facebook page for the latest opening hours as they may have been affected by COVID-19.
Discover our Dilly boutiques, treasures and retailers.
The Dilly offers an enticing collection of locations and activities for visitors of all ages – couples, families and groups of any size. The towns and villages are just waiting to be explored and are ideal for a day trip to shop, enjoy the fresh air and try out one of the local cafes or classic pub style lunches once restrictions are lifted. For those who like adventure we also have racing at Picton Karting, paintball at Ultimate Paintball and skydiving at Sydney Skydivers at Picton.
Day trips in NSW are now a go! Hit the road and consider taking in the spectacular views high above Burragorang Lookout and don't forget to visit Warragamba Dam to admire its majestic views at various lookout points. Get your itinerary ready with a nostalgic family picnic at one of the Cordeaux, Cataract, Avon, Nepean or Warragamba Dams. For rail enthusiasts add the NSW Rail Museum to the list, home of Australia's largest collection of heritage rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities and interactive exhibits for children and on specific days travel back in history and enjoy a steam train ride.
When you visit us, be sure to experience life on the farm at Mowbray Park; take in Wollondilly's rich history on a self-guided walking tour of Picton or hit the road and enjoy one of our scenic drives. Sample wine at the family-run Razorback Ridge Vineyard, pick your own punnets at Berrylicious Strawberries and taste our famous apple juice and cider Cedar Creek Orchard, where apples have been grown for over 80 years.
Please note not all businesses, attractions, dams and National Parks will be open as restrictions ease. When planning your trip head online and check the relevant Website or Facebook page such as NSW National Parks and Wildlife or Sydney Water for the latest updates.
Be as relaxed or as busy as you'd like in the Dilly.
Wollondilly Shire Council is proud to be supporting local businesses. We have all faced many challenges and are positive about paving the way forward for Wollondilly and adjusting to the 'new normal'.
We encourage you as a community to help us restart the local economy so businesses can thrive again by shopping local and planning your visit to one of the many wonderful locations the Dilly has on offer once restrictions have eased and you can pile the kids in the car for a weekend adventure.
Let's make Wollondilly an even better place, together.