A Truly Historic Village
Made famous as the principal penal establishment in the southern district, the Towrang community is now a vibrant mixture of established residents and tree-change new-comers.
The Wollondilly River meanders through the Towrang Valley which provides a safe haven for a variety of native wildlife.
A Brief History
Towrang was a major penal establishment which drove the construction of the Great South Road by chain-bound convicts. The Stockade was located on the north side of the Hume Highway at Towrang Creek from around 1836 to 1842. The stockade became the principal penal establishment in the southern district and was noted for harsh discipline.
Many of the remarkable constructions and artefacts remain from this period, such as some convict graves, a powder magazine, the convict built Towrang bridge and numerous culverts charted on an information board at the Towrang rest area.
While you’re here…
- Explore the Towrang Stockade with a self-guided brochure available from the Goulburn visitor information Centre.
- Enjoy a picnic at the Wollondilly River.
- Admire the native flora and fauna.