Postcode: 2758 | Distance to Sydney CBD: 79 km
Kurrajong Heights is a small town located 79
kilometres north-west of Sydney, in the
local government area of the City of
Hawkesbury. It is stretched across the Bells
Line of Road in the Blue Mountains, west of
Kurrajong and east of Bilpin. At the 2006
census, Kurrajong Heights had a population
Kurrajong Heights has five communications
towers that house two-way radio equipment
for Integral Energy and Hawkesbury City
Council and various other uses. Local
community radio station Hawkesbury Radio
transmits from Kurrajong Heights.
First discovered in 1795 by explorer Matthew James Everingham. Although credit is usually attributed to Archibald Bell, Jr. as he was the first European to cross the mountains via this route; now known as Bells Line of Road. Kurrajong Heights was previously known as Northfield. Lochiel House, built in 1825 by former convict Joseph Douglass from Dumfries Scotland. The old post office was opened in the 1860s. St David's Church was built in 1867. These significant buildings can still be seen on Bells Line of Road. In 1926, the rail line was extending from Richmond increasing the fruit production enterprises. The rail line has since been decommissioned.
The area is well known for its craft stores, B&B style accommodation and quality restaurants. There are "pick your own fruit" orchards, offering stone fruit, apples, and nuts. In early June, teams compete in the annual Back to Back (shearing a sheep and knitting a jumper in one day) at Turpentine Tree. In early October, Madison's Mountain Retreat (a local farmstay) has its alpaca shearing day which everyone is welcome to watch. In late October, the Scarecrow Festival is celebrated in the Village, with many unusual scarecrows made by the locals. At the end of December, there is the open day at the Tutti Fruitti Rose Farm.