Step into a world filled with spectacular views and natural wonders as you head into Faulconbridge.
A short distance from the world-famous Blue Mountains National Park, this enchanting village offers a plethora of attractions and activities that will help you unwind as you reconnect with nature.
If you’re in Faulconbridge, you just can’t leave the village without taking an invigorating bushwalk across the ridge that leads you to the Grose River. This particular bushwalk is ideal in spring, where you can see colourful displays of wildflowers and rare flora that helped make this bushwalk one of the most scenic areas in the Blue Mountains.
From the brush-tailed rock wallaby, red-necked wallaby or even the eastern possum, visitors will undoubtedly encounter their share of rare wildlife throughout their walk.
A gloriously refreshing swimming hole is located at the very bottom of the track, providing you with the perfect setting to cool off after your walk. Visitors can additionally enjoy the large stretch of flat rock that can easily accommodate their picnic wares.
If you deviate from the usual track, you might even come across the famous Faulconbridge Point, where you will be greeted with a bird’s eye view of the village, neighbouring towns and Blue Mountains in general. One of the village’s many guarded treasures, this viewpoint also gives you thrilling glimpses of Mount Tomah and Bilpin.
It should however be noted that the viewpoint is on a steep cliff and does not include any fences, so it’s not recommended for children.
Quite a few people prefer to mountain bike across the track and experience the cool, crisp wind across their faces as they course through one of Faulconbridge’s most picturesque spots.
Mountain bikes are available for rent near Faulconbridge Station. Featuring a distance of 17km, this moderately difficult track can take up to 5 hours. It has a rather steep ascent of 410km.
Norman Lindsay Gallery Museum
Governed by the National Trust of Australia, the Norman Lindsay Gallery is found in a stone cottage on no less than 43 acres of property. One of Faulconbridge’s most popular attraction, this gallery contains delightful sculptures and paintings by local artists. Normal Lindsay is also known for its children’s book, “The Magic Pudding,” an exhibition of which can also be found in the gallery.
If you get hungry after a tour of the perfectly manicured grounds, you can head into the Normal Lindsay Café which offers a variety of teas, coffees, biscuits, scones and cakes, among others. Visitors can enjoy their snack in the café’s opulent interior, or outside where they can bask in the sun and balmy breeze.
Strolling through the grounds of Faulconbridge’s prized gallery can be so relaxing that several visitors choose to spend the night at the Normal Lindsay Cottage. Most rooms overlook the Blue Mountains National Park.
More importantly, the cottage is only half an hour away from other neighbouring towns such as Windsor, Richmond or Katoomba. Residents can even benefit from a free access to Faulconbridge’s Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum during the entire duration of their stay.
From Sydney, Faulconbridge is a mere hour away by car. With an altitude of 446m over sea level, this quaint village has a friendly population of 3000. It does include a variety of cafes, restaurants and different types of accommodation for just about any budget.