It’s time to take a different route into or out of the Highlands and be rewarded by the Shire’s northern village with a rich history as a former railway town and now gateway to Australia’s largest rail museum – Trainworks at Thirlmere.

Surrounding towns and villages include Balmoral and Buxton.

1. NSW Rail Museum

Where rail heritage comes to life.

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2. Explore Captain Starlights Trail

Starlights trail is a scenic bushwalk, suited to experienced hikers, and forms part of the Greater Blue Mountains trail network between Mittagong and Katoomba. The track starts from the en dof Wattle Ridge Road west of the township of Hill Top.

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