Perched on the edge of the Blue Mountains, an hour’s drive from Sydney, Faulconbridge is an ideal escape with wonderful bushwalks and historic attractions. From Aboriginal rock art to the home of artist Norman Lindsay, you’ll find plenty of surprises in Faulconbridge and nearby Springwood.

Legendary artist Norman Lindsay created a prolific amount of work at his Faulconbridge home, which is now the Norman Lindsay Gallery. Its gardens are brimming with his drawings, paintings and sculptures. Stay at the Norman Lindsay Cottage in the tranquil grounds or have lunch at the Lindsay Cafe.

Norman Lindsay Gallery - Faulconbridge

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 and experience the deep connection that Aboriginal people maintain with their ancestral land.

From Faulconbridge you can explore many other historic towns towards Katoomba, including Springwood, where the Red Hands Walk leads you to protected Aboriginal cave art. In Leura, take a stroll to Leura Cascades, a beautiful picnic area with one of the loveliest short walks in the Blue Mountains.

Diners enjoying food and drink at Cafe 2773, Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options around Faulconbridge, including intimate and romantic guesthouses and cottages as well as larger resorts and retreats. Check out the local events calendar for a year-round lineup of markets, music festivals and shows throughout the area.