Set amidst the majestic Blue Mountains, Springwood’s pristine rivers, forests and waterfalls make the historic township an attractive destination year-round. With its classic weatherboard houses, wonderful cool-climate wines and majestic views, it’s easy to fall under the charm of Springwood.
Things to do in Springwood
Discover the creative heart of Springwood at Braemar Gallery. Situated in a decorative late-Victorian villa, the community artspace hosts regular exhibitions and celebrates both local and regional artists.
For a better appreciation of Springwoods stunning valley, hike through Sassafras Gully. The 10-kilometre circuit track follows Magdala Creek through temperate rainforest and tranquil waterfalls before reaching Lawson’s Lookout. If you’re not a keen hiker, you can drive to Martin’s Lookout for panoramic countryside views.
Sample the region’s best local produce at the Springwood Growers Market, held every month at the Blue Mountain Theatre and Community Hub. If you’re looking to learn more about Springwood’s past, visit the Lennox Bridge. Built in 1883, it’s the oldest colonial-era bridge in Australia.
Play a round of golf at Springwood Country club. Set 371 metres above sea level, the 18-hole golf course offers panoramic views of the Blue Mountains and Sydney skyline. Relax on the balcony and enjoy a quiet drink at The Club Bistro.
Looking to cool off in the Australian heat? Treat the family to a day of spills and thrills at the Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre, featuring a 25-meter indoor pool complete with a whirlpool, water slide and water fountain.
Getting around Springwood
Springwood is just over one hour’s drive from Sydney via the Great Western Highway. You can also catch the train to Springwood Railway Station on the Blue Mountain Line. The historic town centre of Springwood is easily explored on foot.