Long Point Lookout bestows an inspiring view of the spectacular Shoalhaven gorge which is bisected by the Shoalhaven River. The lookout is located just outside the small village of Tallong, which is seven kilometres east of Marulan and is home to two magnificent lookouts, Badgery's and Long Point.
Before the village of Tallong northbound, drive for approximately 5.1 kms down the Highland Way, under the viaduct, and turn right into Long Point Road. Picnic grounds and lookouts are situated at the end of this road (2.6 kms). Take your time and take care as there are a few sharp bends and a steep decline on the approach to the rest area.
Located south of Marulan along the
Hume Highway, the Towrang Stockade
was the chief penal camp in the southern district of the newly founded colony of NSW, between 1833 – 1843.
Up to 250 convict men were housed there. Visit the remnants of the powder magazine which is thought to have been used to store the blasting powder to construct the Great South Road from Sydney to Goulburn.
Pheasant Wood Circuit is a unique facility catering to all types of motoring enthusiast. It is located close to Goulburn just off the Hume Highway which links Sydney and Canberra, making it easily accessible to both.
All of this is set within some of Australia’s most beautiful bushland and the natural bowl provides panoramic views of the main circuit. (Even while sitting enjoying refreshments in the cafe).
Support facilities include spotlessly clean offices, cafe, presentation room, garages, and workshops.
Marulan is situated on the 150th meridian, which is used as the basis for Australian Eastern Standard Time, giving Marulan true time.
During the spring and autumn equinox,
the sun rises precisely at 6am and sets at 6pm.
Marulan is the only town in the
Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone that can claim where this truly occurs. Meridian Park celebrates this important feature. It is situated on the southern end of George Street; immediately off the Hume Highway.
Offers several magnificent lookouts with views over the Shoalhaven Gorge towards the Morton National Park.
Being a National Park, unfortunately animals are not welcome.
Marulan heading south on the Hume Highway, take the first exit. The exit is sign-posted as “Marulan South” and “Bungonia”. Cross the roundabout onto Jerrara Rd and continue to the village of Bungonia. In the village turn left into Howick St, which becomes The Lookdown Rd. Continue for about 10kms.
Picnic and camp grounds are at the end of this road. Bookings are required if you would like to camp.
See interesting relics of the work of convict gangs around Towrang. These include stone culverts and a stone bridge that crosses Towrang Creek on the old Hume Highway. The bridge is thought to have been designed by David Lennox; the same designer of the Prospect and Lapstone bridges in the Blue Mountains. It is thought to have been constructed in 1839.
The bridge and culverts are accessed via the Derrick VC Rest Area. The powder magazine, actual stockade site and the graves are on the other side of the Hume Highway and accessed through a gate off the highway. Park in the RMS area near Towrang Road.