Faulconbridge is nestled in the Blue
Mountains surrounded by the Blue Mountains world
heritage listed national park.
Faulconbridge is famous for its bushwalks,
the burial site of Sir Henry Parkes (the father of
Australia's Federation) and for the home of the famous
Australian artist Norman Lindsay.
The area was first explored in May
1813 by Wentworth, Blaxland and Lawson during their
crossing of the Blue Mountains. Then in 1877 Sir
Henry Parkes moved into the area, bought 600 acres
and built Faulconbridge House for which the township
Places to see
Located in Sir Henry Parkes Drive opposite the railway station the cemetery
is home to Sir Henry Parkes grave. The plaque on the railing surrounding
his grave provides a short biography of his life including the fact that
he was the Father of Australian Federation and five times Prime Minister
of New South Wales.
Faulconbridge Point Lookout
Although difficult to access it is well worth the 6 km drive along the dirt
road at the end the Grose Road.
Norman Lindsay's House
Norman Lindsay's house has been converted into an art gallery and museum and
is one of the Blue Mountains most popular attractions. Lindsay purchased
the 17 hectare property in 1912. Over the years the property became popular
as an artist and writers retreat. Now owned by the National Trust, the gardens
have been beautifully preserved.
Prime Ministers' Corridor
Running between Springwood and Faulconbridge is Sir Henry's Parade. The Prime
Ministers' Corridor of Oaks is located on Sir Henry's Parade in Jackson Park.
In 1933 Joseph Jackson, a Member of the NSW Parliament, gave the park to the
local council. The idea of the park is to have every Australian Prime Minister,
plant an oak tree.
The spring air is fresh and crisp with
the average temperature around 15 degrees Celsius.
Summer brings warm days with the occasional
cool night. The temperature in the mountains ranges
from cool and damp on the forest floors to hot and
dry on the plateaus. The summer temperature averages
Autumn is a wonderful time in the
Blue Mountains with a magnificent display of autumn
During winter the region receives
the occasional snowfall turning it into a magical
winter playground. The temperature at night can drop
as low as -8 degrees Celsius and can rise to a maximum
of 18 degrees during the day. The average temperature
for winter is 10 degrees.
Mountain weather can be unpredictable
and anyone hiking through this area should be prepared
for all conditions as one may experience quite rapid
changes in weather, regardless of the season.
From Sydney the Blue Mountains can be approached
- via Great Western Highway (M4). This is the most
direct route and it is only a 90-minute drive from
Sydney to the centre of the Blue Mountains region;
- via the Bells Line of Road through Windsor and
Richmond. This road was named after the explorer
Archibald Bell, who navigated the route in 1823.
Trains to the Blue Mountains depart Sydney's
Central Station hourly. The trip from Sydney to Faulconbridge
takes approximately 1.5 hours. Trains to Central
station can be accessed directly from Sydney airport.
Several coach companies offer services to the Blue Mountains. There are also
shuttle services available from Sydney Airport and the Sydney Metropolitan
Area to and from all Blue Mountains accommodation.
Faulconbridge offers a range of accommodation
including charming cosy guesthouses, cottages and
luxurious bed and breakfasts.
Tourism Blue Mountains http://www.bluemountainstourism.org.au
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