Blackheath and the Blue Mountains
Blackheath has so much to offer, from fantastic access to spectacular bush walks through the world heritage national park, to amazing lookouts with breathtaking views. Take a stroll into the village and visit any of the numerous high quality cafés, restaurants, galleries and bakeries, or meander throughout the old cinema-turned-antique market hunting for some treasures of yesteryear.
The Blue Mountains is a colourful place for an entire palette of seasons. Every season brings with it a change of hues in nature as well as a range of unique festivals and events designed to reflect the beauty of the months.
There's Yulefest and Winter Magic in Winter, Leura Gardens Festival in Spring, Wild about Waratahs and the Rhodo Festival (as it is affectionately known) in Summer to list just a few of the colourful events.
It's so special it is inscribed on the World Heritage list for its outstanding universal values.
Regarded as Australia's 'cradle of conservation', the Blue Mountains area is renowned for its bushwalkingand inspiring landscapes and there are many other things to see and do in this unique setting.
The Blue Mountains is home to the Darug and Gundungurra aboriginal peoples who treasure their connections with the land - encapsulated in their stories and art, ceremony and song as well as knowledge of landforms, climate, plants and animal life.