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Glenbrook (New South Wales)

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Glenbrook (New South Wales)

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Glenbrook is a town in the lower Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.


Glenbrook was originally known as watertank due to the storage of water in tanks for the steam trains. In 1874 the name was changed to Wascoe Siding.

In 1877 a passenger platform was erected and in 1878 the name changed to Brookdale. In 1879, the name changed permanently to Glenbrook.

The name Glenbrook is the original name given by Sir John Jamison who, exploring the Nepean, sighted a pretty brook he presumed had its headwaters in the Prince Regents Glen at Wentworth Falls, hence the name Glenbrook. The name was later conferred to the surrounding district.

Glenbrook lies between Lapstone and Blaxland at an elevation of 163 m (535 ft) and is approximately an hour's drive from Sydney. It is home to a large number of tourist attractions, recreational opportunities and native flora and fauna.

The suburb takes its name from Glenbrook Creek, which is on the southern side of the village and must be crossed to enter the Blue Mountains National Park. Glenbrook retains many historical homes and buildings throughout the village, although most homes are occupied and not open to the public.

Get in[edit]

You can drive to Glenbrook from Sydney - take the M4 motorway, which changes into the Great Western Highway around Penrith. From Penrith, it's a few minutes to Glenbrook.

You can also take a train from anywhere in Sydney's CityRail [1] network. From Central Station in Sydney, trains for the Blue Mountains depart from the intercity platforms above ground. The trip from Central to Glenbrook takes a little over an hour, and trains run every 30 minutes (at peak times) all hourly (all other times)

Get around[edit]

There are no common public transport measures within Glenbrook - however, you can navigate most of Glenbrook via foot. Glenbrook Village Centre is located within 5 minutes of the train station.

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  • Explore the Blue Mountains National Park. One of its major visitor-accessible areas is in Glenbrook - follow the signs from the shopping centre area. You can theoretically walk, although getting to the significant areas could take a lot of time (in the vicinity of several hours, depending on your speed), so you'd be better advised to take a car or bus. Euroka Clearing is a large area in the park replete with kangaroos and picnic and camping areas.

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Cafe Cee - located on Ross Street, 5 mins walk from the train station, and is within the Village Centre. Serves melts/pizzas/sandwiches/soups for lunch, and pasta dishes at night. BYO. This place is popular with locals.

Mash Cafe - very popular vegetarian restaurant located on Ross Street, across the road from Cafe Cee.

The Deli- located on the corner of Ross Street and Park Street, this deli is always busy, and has a monopoly on prices - expect little change from $10 for a toasted sandwich - however is considered worthy by locals.

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The Lapstone Hotel - aka "The Lappo" is on the Great Western Highway, and is approximately 20 mins walk from the train station. Serves excellent bistro food, and has been recently renovated, and thus is very popular with locals. Friday and Saturday nights are very popular with local youth, as well as the food area being popular with families.

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