The Gateway to the famous Blue Mountains, the village of Glenbrook was once called Watertank – as a stopover for early trains that stopped to take in water piped to a storage tank from nearby Glenbrook Lagoon. Settlement of the area dates from 1815 when a military depot was established near Glenbrook Lagoon to monitor the movements and in 1879 the name of “Glenbrook” was given to the area by Sir John Jamieson.
Steeped in railway history, the village is a popular destination for weekend bushwalkers and cyclists and is serviced by a growing variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. Glenbrook simply has so much to offer, fresh air, spectacular views and natural wildlife aplenty.
The suburb flourished after the war and significant development occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, vacant blocks of land are nonexistent with many choosing to knockdown and rebuild as they love the location and the vibrant community atmosphere. Glenbrook Lagoon, Mt Sion and the upper section of Mitchell’s Pass together form a virtually continuous green corridor in the lower mountains.
Major features of the area include:
- Blue Mountains National Park – where kangaroos abound and the park features delightful natural scenery
- Jellybean rock pool – a popular swimming hole and attraction for locals in hot weathe
- Glenbrook Lagoon
- Lennox Bridge
- Darks Common Reserve
- Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve
- Mt Sion Park
- Skarratt Park
- West Glenbrook Natural Area
- Blue Mountains Tourist Information Centre
- RAAF Glenbrook Headquarters
- The Bluff
- Cox Reserve
- Explorers Reserve
- Explorers Road Reserve
- Glenbrook Oval
- Glenbrook Park
- Lapstone Oval
- Several schools
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