Things to do in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Guides

Blue Mountains Guides offers boutique, private tours and adventures which will enhance your stay in this World Heritage listed wonderland. They are specifically designed to cater for couples on a getaway,... families and friends wanting to share memorable experiences together or larger groups wanting to play. Our day tours escape the crowds as we visit wildly diverse locations including magnificent waterfalls, dark rainforests, sheer cliffs and rugged rock formations - spending time in areas teeming with wildlife and swimming in waterholes known only to a few locals. All tours are private and tailor made in consultation with our guests. Tell us what interests you and we will use our local knowledge to create the perfect day for you.

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Scenic World

Scenic World in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth and is one of Australia’s most unique and stunning attractions. It is also just under... two hours from Sydney by road or rail. Where else in the world can you ride the world’s steepest railway into

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Everglades House and Gardens

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. In the middle of it all lies a stunning Art Deco home. A beautiful spot to wander, to picnic, or to enjoy a Devonshire... tea. Drawing from the great traditions of European landscape design and the unique Blue Mountains bushland, Everglades will charm with its grace and beauty. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens. Constructed in the 1930s by Danish-born landscape gardener Paul Sorensen and are Australia’s most spectacular inter-war period gardens receiving acclaim from garden lovers worldwide. A stroll along formal European-style terraces and winding paths will reveal the many moods of Everglades, from the tranquil Reflection Pool amongst towering trees from all over the world to the subtle charms of the lookout and contemplative Grotto Pool. You will also enjoy the surprise unveiling of vistas through to Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley. Visit and enjoy Everglades’ Tea Rooms and gift shop, or picnic in the beautifully landscaped, spacious grounds.

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Jenolan Caves

The magical, must-see destination in the World Heritage Blue Mountains. Open every day, Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world's oldest caves... - one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world. You are never too young or old to experience the amazing - award-winning tours, adventure caving, scenic bush walks and Australian Aboriginal culture. Glimpse Australian birds and animals in the wild, including kangaroos and platypus. Relax in our magnificent Chisolm's Restaurant, café or bar. We even offer accommodation - hotel, motel, cottage or backpacker lodge. More than a tourist attraction, we also host school excursions, unique weddings, conferences and team building days. Set in Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness, Jenolan Caves are a national treasure, of awe-inspiring beauty and scale.

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Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Mount Tomah

Located in Mount Tomah just a 37-minute drive from Blackheath, the gardens are open every day except Christmas Day. Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.30 am... – 5.30 pm and Entry is free. The Gardens have lovely picnic areas with free electric barbeques and there’s plenty of space for large or small outdoor gatherings around the gardens. If you prefer something less energetic and more sophisticated than a BBQ, also on the grounds is the ‘One Hat’ Tomah Gardens Restaurant which offers delicious dining with glorious views of Wollemi National Park. Bells Line of Road

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Blue Mountains Glow Worm Tours

Take a Nighttime Glow Worm Tour into a Newly Discovered Blue Mountains Glow Worm Colony - Blue Mountains Glow Worm Tours operate short guided night tours into a spectacular Glow Worm Colony. Purchasing... a ticket through their website will reserve you a spot on your selected tour. All Bookings must be made through the online booking system. See more info on the website

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Blackheath Golf & Community Club

Blackheath Golf & Community Club is the highest 18 hole golf course in Australia. It was voted by Golf Digest as the "Best Course in the mountains" and visitors are always welcome to play there on any... day of the week (pending availability on the day). Whether it is 18 or just 9 holes you're after the picturesque golf course won't disappoint with its fairways lined by colourful rhododendrons along with maples, azaleas and other botanical treasures special to the Blue Mountains. You can enjoy the parkland-like setting while playing a game of golf, in the clubhouse or just relaxing on the sunny balcony.

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Station Bar

Welcome to Station Bar, conveniently located at the top of the main street in the heart of the blue mountains. Our stylish, intimate and multi purpose venue offers amazing woodfired pizzas both classic... and contemporary.

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Darleys

With views across the historic formal English gardens and the escarpment of Jamison Valley in the background, Darley’s Restaurant is Lilianfels Resort and Spa signature fine dining Blue Mountains restaurant,... renowned for its fresh, local produce, fine wines and innovative cuisine. Offering modern Australian cuisine served as a la carte or degustation menus with specially selected local and imported wines.

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Cinnabar Kitchen

Mary-Jane and Corinne have now returned to Blackheath to open a new, sophisticated yet casual dining concept; Cinnabar Kitchen. The menu is a distillation of their broad and varied food styles over the... years, offering loyal followers and visitors an opportunity to travel the world in one night. Dishes are designed to share with Lovers, Friends and Family in a vibrant space evocative of exotic and faraway places. Whether you begin your journey at Cinnabar with a Cocktail, a Beer, a Glass of French Bubbles or, choose from a Wine List designed to meet the demands of their flavour rich cuisine; Corinne and Mary-Jane will welcome the opportunity to nourish you.

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Scenic World, Katoomba

Scenic World offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth and is one of Australia’s most unique and stunning attractions. Starting on the 1st of April just in time for the school holidays... through to the 2nd of May you can visit and explore Sculpture at Scenic World. This yearly event is one not to be missed. Bookings are essential link below to the website

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The Gingerbread House, Katoomba

The Gingerbread House in Katoomba is the stuff of kids dreams. This enchanting cafe and store is an explosion of sweetness, with loads of delicious sweet goodies to buy along with ones to try in the fairytale... themed menu. Outdoors there’s a gingerbread cuby house and slippery dip to entertain the kids. So plan to stay awhile as the kids won’t want to leave.

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United The Edge Cinema, Katoomba

Looking for wet weather entertainment? United The Edge Cinema in Katoomba has you covered. The Edge Cinema is home to a giant movie screen along with attractions including an Arcade Zone, Art Gallery and... a replica Boeing 737 NG-800 Flight Simulator. Jump onto the website for movie sessions and times.

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Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park

Plan a funday with the kiddies at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial park. The historical park land has sweeping lawn areas with plenty of room to set up a picnic and relax while the kids play on the good old... fashioned style play equipment along with the famous “Red Rocket” slide. Blackheath Memorial pool is close by which is open in the summer months along with the duck pond where you can feed the ducks. There are picnic tables, electric BBQs and shelters and public toilets. For more on this great park click on the link below

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The Lolly Bug, Little Hartley

A sweet, sweet store! Full of lollies and more. The Lolly Bug is worth the drive to Little Hartley where you’ll find over 1500 varieties of confectionary to indulge in from around the world. They also... have lots of gifts to choose from for the obligatory holiday memorabilia.

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Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, Leura

Explore the largest collection in the Southern Hemisphere of toys, trains and associated memorabilia at Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum. Family and serious collectors alike will be enthralled by the world... class displays of toys from the 20th century, from Barbie, Popeye, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland everyone will be captivated and entertained. The displays are housed in an historic early 20th century mansion, set in lush, 5 hectare award-winning gardens filled with interactive displays and picturesque scenes.

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Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, Katoomba

Your taste buds will thank you and so will the kids after you visit this delicious chocolate shop. Blue Mountains Chocolate Company is a favourite spot with locals and visitors alike for one of their famous... REAL hot chocolates. Perfect to have after a day of bushwalking and sight seeing, enjoy in front of the fire in winter or relax on the verandah in summer. They also have a fabulous selection of yummy chocolates hand-made on the premises available for you to purchase and take home (if they make it there 😋).

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Ellie Belly’s Dessert Bar, Blackheath

This family owned dessert bar is the new kid on the block and is the sister shop to the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company in Katoomba. This is the place to get your fix for all things sweet, with an amazing... range of gelato, sorbets, cakes, waffles and more. For those with a more savoury tooth you’ve not been forgotten, with savoury bagels and a very popular ploughman’s lunch. Head here after you’ve finished exploring and need a sugary pick me up.

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National Parks and Wildlife Centre, Blackheath

The National Parks and Wildlife Centre in Blackheath is a wealth of information for those searching for child friend walks in the Blue Mountains. Highly advisable to plan your days bushwalking with the... experts at the centre as they’ll advise you on all you need to know on the best spots to visit and any closures to walks and trails.

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Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk

The newly completed spectacular Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit walk is now open to the public. Take the kids out for a special night time adventure to this 1.3km walk. You have access to a unique, night-time... viewing experience of outstanding natural features such as Orphan Rock, Witches Leap, Katoomba Falls and Katoomba Cascades. At certain vantage points you can also see the Three Sisters lit up. Lights turn on at dusk. Flood lights turn off at 10.30pm and path lights at 11pm. Click the link below to the walks website for more info along with a link to the walks map.

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