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Glenbrook is a suburb of 5,000 people (2016) in the lower Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. It offers trendy cafes, boutiques, various tourist attractions, weekend markets, recreational opportunities, and native flora and fauna.

Get in

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Map of Glenbrook (New South Wales)

By car

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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.

By train

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Glenbrook station.

You can also take a train from anywhere in Sydney's train network using the Blue Mountains Line. 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 and hourly at all other times. A PDF copy of the timetable can be found on TfNSW's website.

  • 1 Glenbrook railway station.    

By coach

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Australia Wide Coaches operate a daily express service from Glenbrook to the Sydney City and onto Sydney Airport every morning, and return in the afternoon.

By bus

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There are regular buses between Penrith and Glenbrook.

Get around

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There are no public transport useful to visitors within Glenbrook - however, you can navigate most of Glenbrook township on foot. Glenbrook Village Centre is located within 5 minutes of the train station.

  • 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. The entrance gate is accessible via Bruce Road, around 20 minutes walk from the station.
  • Jellybean track. 1 km walk from the park entrance to the Jellybean Pool area, a shoal on the bank of Glenbrook Creek. Picnic, swimming, bird-watching.
  • Euroka Clearing. A large area in the park replete with kangaroos and picnic and camping areas. You'll need a car to get there or you can also walk for about 4 km from the entrance.
  • More activities at the NSW NPWS website.
  • Cafe Cee, Ross Street. 5 min 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 on Ross Street, across the road from Cafe Cee.
  • The Deli. 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.

Drink

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  • The Lapstone Hotel - aka "The Lappo" is on the Great Western Highway, and is approximately 20 min walk from the train station. Serves excellent bistro food, and is very popular with locals. Friday and Saturday nights are very popular with local youth, and the food area is popular with families.

Sleep

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