Kurrajong

Just over an hours drive from Sydney and nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Mountains is one of the Hawkesbury’s hidden treasures. Kurrajong instils a sense of timelessness and takes its name from ‘Currijon’, the local Aboriginal word for the string-making fibre from a species of tree found in this region. As you ascend into the ranges, wind down your windows and listen for the chime of the bellbirds.

Surrounded by farms dotted with grazing cattle and horses, passers-by will delight in the pastoral vistas leading to Kurrajong Village. Located just two minutes from the turn off on Bells Line of Road, it is the perfect location to take a break from your travels. Kurrajong gives the impression that you are far from the madding crowd, inviting you to linger and savour the country air. The village and surrounding area offers opportunities to enjoy dining in unique settings and browse boutique stores where you can buy something out of the ordinary. Superb views can be had from the land on which the church and churchyard of St. Gregory's (1845) stand. It is 100 metres on the left from the intersection of Old Bells Line of Road and Bells Line of Road.

When travelling the Bells Line of Road we highly recommend a stop at Bellbird Lookout to observe how far you have come as you gaze down on the panoramic view of the Sydney Basin. Watch a sunrise from here - it's stunning.

For dog lovers and dogs Kurrajong has Bark Park: it features small and large dog off-leash play areas plus a family and pet friendly outdoor café (café: weekends & public holidays only).

Annual festivals in Kurrajong include the Kurrajong-a-Buzz festival: Proudly Promoting Pollinator Week: there are stalls and activities to entertain the whole family. Christmas Twilight Markets are held in November.

Try some recreational cycling: The East Kurrajong Loop: this challenging ride through the Hawkesbury foothills has some beautiful vistas.

Kurrajong is location of the Kurrajong Radio Museum which provides a fascinating look at radio history particularly military radios, with working displays and audio visual things to see and hear.