The Blue Mountains town of Lawson has had many names. Initially called Twenty Four Mile Hollow due to its location 24 miles from Emu Ford on the Nepean River, the name later changed to Christmas Swamp and then to Blue Mountain. The name Blue Mountain was misleading so Lawson became the new township name, adapted from the surname of one of the three European explorers, who first crossed the Blue Mountains.
Take a walk on the South Lawson Waterfall Circuit which is a two hour circuit walk that takes you past four small waterfalls.
Stop in at Rick Rutherfords Country Shoppe and Nessie’s Tearooms for a cuppa or a lovely lunch.
Lawson Pool offers a great place to cool off and have a picnic on a hot summers day.