Coxs Road Interpretive Trail

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Commissioned to build a road across the Blue Mountains, magistrate Lt. William Cox, with 30 convicts, started on 18 July 1814 at Emu Ford, completing the road to Bathurst on 14 January 1815 – a staggering 101.5 miles through the rugged mountainous country in just six months.

Today you can trace the path of the original Coxs Road which varies little from the current alignment of the Great Western Highway. Explore the interpretive trail at key sites where you can discover stories of the road construction through notes from Cox’s journal, learn of Aboriginal heritage and find paintings and drawings on this remarkable journey.

A Blue Mountains City Council, Blue Mountains Branch of National Trust Bicentenary project.

Key sites are located at: Glenbrook Park, Glenbrook; Manners Park, Springwood; Bulls Camp Reserve, Woodford; Coronation Park, Wentworth Falls; Blackheath Cemetery entry; Blackheath and Mount York.

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