One of the first settlements on the eastern slopes of the Blue Mountains, Lawson was identified on early maps as ‘24 Mile Hollow’. When the Blue Mountain Inn was opened in 1848, the locals adopted the name ‘Blue Mountain’ for both the village and to the original railway station after the rail line was pushed through in 1867. The presence of a Blue Mountain on the Blue Mountains, however, became so confusing to visitors that the authorities stepped in in 1879 and renamed the village ‘Lawson’ in honour of Mr. William Lawson who, along with Mr. William Wentworth and Mr. Gregory Blaxland, were the first Europeans to cross the Blue Mountains in 1813.
Over the recent years, Lawson has undergone some major changes, making room for the upgrade of the Great Western Highway, widening from two to four lanes. Its brand new shopping centre is situated along the brand new stretch of the Great Western Highway, and is now thriving with an array of fabulous local cafes, bars, shops and so much more!
Located on the railway line side of the Great Western Highway, you will find Lawson Bowling Club, one of the Blue Mountains outdoor heated Olympic swimming pools, as well as various walking tracks that will lead you to some of Lawson’s natural beauty including Dante’s Glen, Fairy Falls, St. Michaels Falls, Empire Pass, Echo Bluff and Frederica Falls.
On the South side of the Great Western Highway is Bellevue Park. A short drive will take you to the Lawson Golf Course – now a fabulous off-leash dog park for the animal lovers in the Blue Mountains! Back in town, follow Honour Avenue and you will discover further walking tracks leading to Adeline Falls, Junction Falls, Cataract Falls, Federal Falls and Leslie Falls.
This information was prepared on 22/11/16 by Plum Property by Property Data Solutions (pricefinder.com.au).