That blue hue
The Blue Mountains get their characteristic blue haze from the mixing of sunlight with drops of oil released by the eucalypts that blanket the region's vast tablelands and valleys
Blue Mountains Events Calendar
The Blue Mountains is abuzz with events throughout the year.
The Bicentennial Festival of Walking offers an extensive range of cultural, food-themed and nature-based bushwalks through the area in October. Try the Wine and Cheese Tasting Walk, Beer Enthusiasts Walk, Katoomba Arts Walk, or Jenolan Caves River Cave Tour.
The Leura Garden Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary featuring 11 distinctively stylised gardens. Discover more flora during Wild About Waratahs and the Oberon and Villages Spring Garden Festival.
Lithgow hosts two unique festivals in 2014. The town’s centre is transformed for Halloween on 31 October with themed restaurant menus, a zombie parade and a spectacular light and project show. The Lithgow Flash Gift Carnival attracts some of the country’s fastest sprinters to the town in November.
Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May 2015
Winmalee Autumn Artfest The 24th Annual Winmalee Autumn Art
Saturday 2 May to Sunday 3 May 2015
Wilderness Societys WildEndurance Team Challenge The 2015 WildEndurance team walking
Sunday 3 May to Sunday 3 May 2015
Leura Harvest Festival With a focus on fresh, regional, an
The Blue Mountains
Less than two hours from Sydney by road or train, the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is one of the country's most spectacular icons. The surrounding picturesque towns of Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria, Springwood, Wentworth Falls, Hartley, Lithgow and Oberon offer a great range of restaurants and accommodation as well as an endless variety of fun things to do. For one-of-a-kind experiences visit Scenic World for stunning panoramic views of the region, or head underground at the Jenolan Caves, one of the oldest cave systems in the world.
Discover the region's Aboriginal history and culture with guided walks, artwork exhibitions and traditional performances.
Fancy a spot of shopping? You'll find quaint gift shops featuring antiques, Australiana, books, confectionary, fine art and more.
The Blue Mountains make for the perfect holiday destination for families, nature lovers, and adventure seekers.
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- Katoomba Area Accommodation, restaurants and shopping make this area a great base for exploring the Blue Mountains
- Lithgow Area Lithgow is a bushwalker's haven that lies at the western edge of the Blue Mountains.
- Oberon Area Oberon is a popular area for trout fishing, bushwalking and the Jenolan Caves.