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Historic village

by Susie Baber  |  13 June 2021

Rylstone is a beautiful heritage village on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, 238 km north-west of Sydney. The town acts as a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park to the east and the scenic Capertee Valley to the south. The local area has many fine stone buildings and is fast becoming known for its wineries, olive estates and gourmet foods.

The Rylstone area dates from the 1820’s was elevated to the status of a town in 1884 with the opening of the railway. A great way to see the town is to do the Historic Walk. Following the trail down Louee Street you will  pass 19 places of interest including Hotels, churches, the police station and the post office. Many of the buildings a remade from local sandstone and each one has a sign with historic details out the front.

Once you have absorbed the history, the next decision will be whether to go to the pub or choose one of many cafés to recharge your batteries.

From Rylstone it is a 20km drive to Dunns Swamp where there are many lovely walks and 17km to Ferntree Gully. Wollemi National Park contains a large part of the Wollemi Wilderness area and a great spot to capture this view is Nullo Mountain.

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