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. Compositional strategies with Jo Ernst

    Saturday 23 March 2019 to Sunday 24 March 2019 , Blackheath

    Composition, the arrangement of a work, is a vital consideration and the backbone of a painting or drawing. A strong composition will take the ordinary to the extraordinary and move your work to a new level. This two-day workshop will…

    23 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. French Bred by Three Piece Suite

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Blackheath

    Classical string trio Three Piece Suite has prepared food for your ears in an hour-long program entitled French Bred. Time-travelling from Revolutionary times to the mid-20th Century, explore France through the music of its composers…

    24 Mar
  3. Blackheath Growers Market

    Sunday 14 April 2019 to Sunday 08 December 2019 , Blackheath

    Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods. It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to…

    14 Apr - 08 Dec
  4. 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
  5. 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