Blaxland is a thriving local village in the lower mountains. Originally called Wascoe Siding, the town was renamed Blaxland in 1914 after Gregory Blaxland, one of the three European explorers who found a way to cross the Blue Mountains. Visit the historic Lennox Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Australian mainland and admire the stone masonry skills of the early convicts. Construction began in 1832 with stone quarried from 500 metres up the gully. The Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway is great for families with picnic areas and rides, it opens the first Sunday of every month.