Natural wonder walks in Springwood
The Sassafras Gully Loop is one of a number of excellent walks in Springwood. The trail takes you from Springwood Station and past wonderful rock features, dense bushland and waterfalls. It's a nice cool walk in the shade and you're never too far from water.
Springwood is a delightful Lower Blue Mountains town, 74 km from Sydney. It makes an excellent base for enjoying the many natural attractions of the Blue Mountains National Park. Bushwalking is one of the most popular activities here, and there are several easy-to-medium walks, including Springwood to Fairy Dell and Springwood to Sassafrass Gully Reserve. You'll find spectacular mountain views from Yellow Rock Lookout and Hawkesbury Lookout.
One of the most popular attractions between Springwood and Faulconbridge is the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Lindsay's Cafe. The recently renovated Royal Hotel is also a popular recreational establishment.
Elsewhere in the Katoomba area are some spectacular natural attractions â plan your own walking route, sign up for a guided bushwalk or try the adventurous Scenic World Skyway or Scenic Railway. This region of the State has some outstanding food and wine establishments, shopping destinations and memorable tours. There is a vast array of comfortable and picturesque accommodation options, too.
The second largest town in the Blue Mountains region, Springwood's name dates back to 1815, when Governor Macquarie and his wife stopped by a spring to get water. Rich with history, Springwood is characterised by its many beautiful old houses and historical structures.
Wherever you go within the Blue Mountains region, you'll be surrounded by the tranquil sight of bushland. There are plenty of scenic places around Springwood where you can enjoy a picnic - such as Martin's Lookout at the end of Farm Road. Another great picnic spot is Buttenshaw Park (situated along the Great Western Highway) - with manicured gardens and an area for your kids to run around and play.
If you enjoy a game of golf, there is a 18 hole golf course at Springwood (just opposite the Ellison Public School). Meanwhile, Springwood is also home to an aquatic centre, complete with a waterslide and whirlpool.
Accommodation options range from budget motels and backpacker hotels through to world-class hotels and guesthouses. Large groups have the option of renting a house for the weekend - giving you the chance to cook your own meals and enjoy some quality time with loved ones. Meanwhile, couples who are looking for a secluded getaway could rent a cosy cottage for a weekend or even a week.
Whether you're taking the family on holiday or taking some quiet time away from city life, the fresh air and the natural splendour of the Blue Mountains will guarantee a refreshing and restorative experience.