Just over an hour’s drive from Sydney, Springwood is the second largest town of the Blue Mountains and a refreshing destination to enjoy great family outings, beautiful bush walks and historic attractions. Discover panoramic views at nearby lookouts, as well as Aboriginal rock art.
Located in the heart of town, the historic Royal Hotel is home to a bistro with magnificent views over the valley, as well as accommodation. Another of Springwood’s original hotels established in the 1880s is The Orient, home today to the Ori Café. Relax in the heritage interior and enjoy innovative modern cuisine.
Explore the area on the Sassafras Gully Loop, a lovely bushwalk starting near Springwood Station. This 10km circuit walk follows natural gullies past beautiful waterfalls. At nearby Glenbrook you can see Aboriginal cave art on the Red Hands Cave Track, and along Campfire Creek you can find Aboriginal axe grinding grooves by the water’s edge.
In Springwood the historic Braemar Gallery is a community artspace situated in an ornate Victorian villa, with changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Part of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, the gallery is known for its support of young and emerging local artists.
For panoramic views of Sydney, Springwood Country Club is just an hour's drive west of the city. This club hosts regular events and is home to the popular Orchard Brasserie and function facilities. You’ll find family-friendly monthly events at the club, including beer of the month specials.