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Appin, New South Wales

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Travel back in time and immerse yourself in rich history and rugged beauty. This town was named after the village of Appin in Scotland, dating back to 1811 and was the fifth village in the colony. In 1824, explorers, Hume and Hovell commenced their expedition to Port Phillip from this district and a monument stands on the road from Campbelltown commemorating the journey. Appin offers visitors the opportunity to view several historic buildings such as the first public school built under Henry Parkes’ Public School Act. The small town is the perfect place to stroll and explore a number of shops and cafes. A trip to the Appin Bakery for delicious coffee and baked treat is a must on any visit. Cataract Dam is located approximately 10 minutes from the main street in Appin. It’s both historically significant and a sight to behold with beautiful sandstone walls and a picturesque tower. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic offering free BBQ facilities, plenty of benches and a large playground. The Appin Way Driving Tour highlights historic Appin buildings and scenic routes through Appin and surrounds. The brochure is free and available from the Wollondilly Shire Council, Wollondilly Library and the NSW Rail Museum. Population (as at Census 2018): 3,147

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