What's on in Blaxland, NSW

Blaxland is named after Gregory Blaxland who along with William Wentworth and William Lawson undertook the exploration that first found a route over the Blue Mountains in 1813. Many earlier attempts to cross the mountains with their steep cliffs and escarpments had failed. There are many fabulous attractions and recreational facilities in and around the township of Blaxland and in the surrounding villages of Glenbrook, Mount Riverview and Warrimoo. Blaxland is a great place to stay and use as a base for an extended holiday or for and daytrip or weekend getaway exploring all the delightful attractions, recreational and tourist activities available in the Blue Mountains. Blaxland has a rich history. The Lennox Bridge, built in 1833 is the oldest bridge on the Australian mainland and the first stone arch bridge built in Australia. Major local attractions include: # Pilgrim Inn which was the first major inn on the road over the mountains. # Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway operates on the first Sunday of each month and is great for the whole family to enjoy # The Florabella Pass Walk is a moderate difficulty rainforest walk about three kilometres long with fabulous views and birdlife, that begins at Ross Crescent, Blaxland. # The famous Lapstone Hotel - the social and entertainment heart of the Blue Mountains offers classic pub-style meals with great beers, wines and mixers, play some pool, listen to some funky tunes on the jute-box or live bands, or have a flutter on the horses. The Lapstone Hotel is renowned as a wonderful place to socialise with family and friends and for a big night out.

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