Picton is another one of that south of Sydney heritage communities. Picton just yet has not become a ‘suburb’ of Sydney, and given the Razorback Range has to be crossed, Picton will most likely survive bring absorbed into Sydney; for at least another ten years anyway.
Picton was first explored by Europeans in 1798 and remained beyond the limits of legal settlement until 1821. But following the discovery of good land in the interior and the settlements the area was discovered. This opened up the Picton area to settlers, including Henry Colden Antill, who established a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) property in 1822.
The George IV Inn, reputedly constructed in 1839, is considered to be one of the oldest hotel buildings in Australia. The cellar contains remnants of convict shackles as prisoners being transported from Sydney to Berrima prison would often be held in Picton overnight.
Picton is another stop over option, but does demand a day visit to evolve and enjoy.