Campbell Rhododendron Gardens
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens in Blackheath are an approximate two-hour drive , 120 kilometres west of Sydney.
You'll find a unique display of exotic rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and deciduous trees, planted amongst Australian native eucalypts and bushland, covering 18.3 hectares (45 acres).
Open all year round, the Gardens are especially spectacular from late-September to mid-November when the magnificent blossoms range from pinks, to yellows, to purples. Through April the autumn colours are glorious, and later, the bare branches create sculptural patterns against the native shrubs.
The Lodge Rhodo Tea Room is open for six weeks during the peak season (October /November) serving the best 'Aussie Cream Teas' in the Blue Mountains, and selling unique Rhodo souvenirs.
Allow an hour to stroll the easy walking tracks, or take your picnic basket and rug down to the valley and enjoy this gem of the Blue Mountains with family and friends. Dogs are allowed on leads. Take photos from the lakeside to capture the stunning reflections, and enjoy the new fountain and cascade area. And if walking is a problem, there is an accessible lookout near the Lodge.
The Gardens are off the Great Western Highway and within walking distance from the railway station. Entrance is by AU$5.00 donation per person. The Gardens are managed entirely by Volunteers who depend on your generosity to maintain these Gardens.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.