All about Blaxland

Blaxland is a stunning suburb located in the lower Blue Mountains, approximately 65 kilometres or an hour’s drive outside Sydney. A welcoming community and with the trainline to the city as well as the Great Western Highway, it’s become known as the gateway to the Blue Mountains. 

With a population just over 7,000, Blaxland offers a tight-knit community primarily filled with families and retired couples. 

Life in Blaxland holds plenty of activity and exposure to nature while still being within proximity to employment centres such as Sydney and Penrith. 

Schools in Blaxland 

Blaxland East Public School has earned a great reputation and is the largest in the area. The school educates children from kindergarten through year six. 

Blaxland High School offers classes for years seven to twelve and ranks well within the state. There are also private schools including St Finbars Primary and Alasan Cottage Preschool. 


In Blaxland, it’s recommended that residents have access to a private vehicle, however there are public transportation options. For commuters, the Blue Mountains Line provides an excellent public transportation route. In addition, residents can get to Penrith in approximately 20 minutes by train, or the Sydney CBD in about an hour and a half. There are also several bus lines for local transportation. 

The Great Western Highway, which connects Sydney to the Blue Mountains, runs directly through the suburb, creating a fast and easy connection to Greater Sydney’s vast road network. 

Parks, Recreation and Lifestyle 

Blaxland offers limitless opportunities for recreation and outdoor fun. 

Lenox Park is a delightful, family-friendly park with a scooter and bike path as well as play equipment for children of all ages. Visitors enjoy expansive grass areas for picnics or to throw the ball. Tennis courts are available by reservation. There are two entries to the park, either by way of Matthew Parade or just around the corner at the Lennox Park sign. 

St Johns Oval is another well visited recreation area. It has plenty of sporting amenities and a playground with a scaling wall, spider net, and net swing. Tons of fun for everyone! 

Being located at the base of the Blue Mountains, Blaxland has endless trails for outdoor enthusiasts. A few minutes from the centre is Knapsack Viaduct Trailhead, a historic Lapstone Zig Zag walk leading to the Knapsack Bridge, a massive sandstone arch viaduct. This bridge used to carry the Zig Zag Railway line across the gully. It’s a comparatively easy journey, being a 3km return. 

The Blue Pool Walking trail is also a popular walk for residents and visitors. It’s a short easy walk with a big payoff. The path leads to a lovely swimming hole, making it an ideal spot to visit to cool off. 

On a lazy Sunday morning, head over to Euphoric Café to enjoy Blaxland’s best late at this minimalist cafe. Or take a stroll down Hope Street to discover the suburb’s variety of restaurants and boutique shops. 

And for some fine dining, Nook delivers patrons a decadent degustation dining experience and is well known for its wine selection.  

Blaxland offers a balance of lifestyle and nature. Grab a coffee, head into the Blue Mountains for a world-class walk, then finish off your day with fine dining. Residents and visitors of Blaxland will want for nothing.  

Living in cities is great, but there is something special about living in a smaller town with a close-knit community feel. Blaxland offers just that, along with mountain charm and commuting distance to the area’s major employment centres. What more could you ask for?