Kurrajong Village is
a delightful stopping place with shops catering for the locals and
visitors. Browse the speciality homewares, antique and gift shops and
enjoy a coffee or a meal in one of the cafes or restaurants, some of
which have magnificent views across the Cumberland Plain towards the
city. You could also have a picnic in Memorial Park, where there is a
children's playground. Local attractions also include galleries with displays of contemporary art by local artisans. There is a fascinating Radio Museum.
A drive along the local
reveal the beautiful scenery of rolling hills and green pastures,
horses and cows graze. From Kurrajong Heights and Bowen Mountain there
panoramic views to Sydney, and from the Vale of Avoca Lookout (off
Cabbage Tree Road) there is a spectacular view of
rugged Grose River Valley. At the end of Grose River Road, Navua
Reserve is a pleasant picnic spot beside the sandy beach of the Grose
Taste the local produce from
and businesses participating in the Farm Gate Trail.
The "What's On"
gives you the latest events in the area.
is a short drive from Kurrajong to the Hawkesbury Valley
with the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond. Established by
Macquarie in the early 1800s, these towns contain many colonial
Windsor's historical precinct, located near the Museum, has changed
over the years. Both towns have a wealth of cafes and shops and regular
on the weekends.
Several other small towns, such as Pitt Town and Wilberforce,
contain historic buildings. At Ebenezer the church is reputed to be the
functioning church in Australia. While in Ebenezer visit the Tizzana
Bells Line of Road to the west takes you
through the apple growing centre of Bilpin and on through the rugged
of the Blue Mountains. Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens
is well worth a visit, as well as the township of Mt Wilson where many of
the old homes have English style gardens which are glorious in Spring
and Autumn. Many of the gardens are open to the public on a regular
Continue on towards Lithgow to the Zig Zag Railway
Clarence. Opened in 1869, with three magnificent sandstone viaducts, it enabled trains on the main line from Sydney to
the steep western escarpment of the Blue Mountains. It is now a tourist railway with three daily
Steam Train or Rail Motor services
and a refreshment shop at Clarence Station.
energetic can go bushwalking, mountain bike riding,
and abseiling in the Blue Mountain and Wollemi National Parks or
on the Hawkesbury or Grose River. Camping sites are available in Wheeny
Reserve and the Upper Colo Reserve. There are golf courses in the area.
A short drive along the flood plain towards
brings you to the Sydney International Regatta Centre, a Sydney 2000
Games site and the new Lakes development.
Day Trip. The Grand Circular Tourist
Drive. An ideal day trip to
the Blue Mountains from Sydney is to travel via Bell's Line of Road to
turn to Mount Victoria and then return down the Great Western Highway
(see map). Kurrajong Village is the
perfect place to
have morning tea before travelling through rugged scenery to the
attractions of Blackheath and Katoomba. Stop at the Tourist Information
Centre at Clarendon (between Windsor and Richmond) for more information.