Faulconbridge

On the middle slopes of the Blue Mountains, Faulconbridge is a great place to break the journey between Sydney and villages higher up the mountains. This charming village is rich with parks and gardens, yet another great reason to linger. 

Celebrated as a painter, illustrator, sculptor and children’s author, Norman Lindsay lived for 56 years at Faulconbridge. His house, the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, and its lovely gardens are crammed with his drawings, paintings and sculptures, a tribute to the breadth and depth of Lindsay’s talents.

Norman Lindsay Gallery - Faulconbridge

The Corridor of Oaks honours the memory of NSW Premier Sir Henry Parkes, the “Father of Federation”.  Since Federation in 1901 every Australian Prime Minister or a close family member has planted an oak tree here. The surrounding parkland is well supplied with seating, shady lawns and statues.

Blue Mountains Walkabout is a guided tour in the company of an Aboriginal guide, departing from Faulconbridge Station. During the six- hour walk you’ll visit Aboriginal rock art sites, sample bush tucker,  experience the deep connection that Aboriginal people maintain with their ancestral land and hear stories of country from someone who has absorbed it through the soles of their feet.

Barely an hour from downtown Sydney, Faulconbridge has a wealth of guesthouses and self-contained cottages that make this an ideal escape. With a number of dining options in Faulconbridge and neighbouring Springwood, bushwalks, shopping and cultural attractions, there’s plenty to do in the area to keep you entertained. 

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Relax and Awaken Weekend

    Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 17 February 2019 , Blackheath

    Relax and Awaken Weekend in the beautiful quiet village of Blackheath, Blue Mountains and it’s going to be a wonderful time to take a break from busy life to stop and connect your surrounding, to draw a breath of fresh air and to feel a…

    16 Feb - 17 Feb
  2. Tree Painting and Art Day

    Tuesday 16 April 2019 to Tuesday 08 October 2019 , Blackheath

    Join their Aboriginal ranger and participate in some tree painting, using natural ochre and your own imagination. You will learn more about the rich culture behind some traditional symbols. Enjoy this unique opportunity to get creative and…

    16 Apr - 08 Oct
  3. Billy Tea with a Bushman

    Wednesday 17 April 2019 to Wednesday 17 July 2019 , Blackheath

    Pull up a chair by the campfire and enjoy a cup of traditional Billy Tea in the Blue Mountains National Park. Your ranger will regale you with fascinating stories about local wildlife, engage the kids with some great hands-on activities,…

    17 Apr - 17 Jul
  4. The Blackheath Art Society Exhibition

    Friday 19 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019 , Blackheath

    The Blackheath Art Society holds four annual exhibitions which continue to attract critical acclaim and wide audience appreciation. A wide range of work from figurative to abstract, and landscapes to portraits will appeal to a wide…

    19 Apr - 22 Apr