Take the scenic route - Shopping in Kurrajong Village
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains on the scenic Bells Line of Road is Kurrajong Village. Today it holds its charm and owes it to the days of olde when horse and cart were passing through. With craft shops, clothing boutiques and cottages turned into café’s with a view out over the Hawkesbury, Kurrajong is only a 20 minute drive from Bilpin Springs Lodge
Visit the IGA to gather your lunch and dinner supplies, pop into the local Butcher and pick up some steaks, then spend some time enjoying the various antique stores and shops stocking everything you need during your stay.
If you haven’t dressed warmly enough, Carey & Co. has a range of sophisticated clothes for women and children, and beautiful wool and cashmere for winter.
The Kurrajong Store stocks Bilpin Bush Honey and other delights made in Blue Mountains all year-round. Attached to the Saffron Café with views out over the Hawkesbury and all the way to the city on a clear day, the scents of handcrafted delights meld with the luring smell of freshly ground coffee.
The local CWA organisation has their market in the Kurrajong CWA hall every couple of months, where you can buy home made jams, pickles, cakes and slices to take back to Bilpin Springs Lodge for your morning tea. Or you might be on the lookout for hand-crafted gifts such patchwork, and baby gifts. If you miss the markets, the various boutiques are plentiful with high quality products that are both local, and handmade.
Whether its for a quick coffee break, or an ambling shopping trip its worth a stop in Kurrajong on your way to the lodge.
The next CWA markets for 2015: August 29th and December 5th from 9am – 4pm. 58 Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong. If you miss one of the markets this year, you might be better timed to catch the CWA Annual Book Sale, which has a plethora of titles for sale.