Megalong Valley

A lush, green paradise of forests and pastures, the Megalong Valley is a classic slice of Australian bushland. It’s a great place to enjoy a walk or a horse ride, and both the Blue Mountains Horse Riding Adventure Tours and Euroka Homestead and Farm Cottage have mounts for riders of all abilities for its wilderness riding trails. 

Amble along the Six Foot Track, a historic and classic long-distance walking track which treats the walker to some of its best as it winds through the Megalong Valley between Katoomba and the Jenolan Caves.

Megalong Valley - Blue Mountains National Park

As an alternative to this three-day walk, the section from Megalong Valley Road down to the Coxs River and back is a satisfying alternative, a five-hour walk through gorgeous bush and farmland to a swing bridge over the river.

Surrounded by the towering sandstone cliffs of the escarpment, Dryridge Estate is a stunning boutique vineyard in the Blue Mountains. Planted with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Shiraz grapes, this boutique vineyard pioneered viticulture in the Blue Mountains are its vines are tended and picked by hand.

Euroka Blue Mountains Equestrian Centre

The Megalong Valley has a variety of accommodation alternatives, perfect for absorbing the soothing tranquility of this lovely valley, within easy reach of Sydney. The options include rustic country cottages, eco-lodges in luscious surroundings, luxurious country estates with all the trimmings and vineyard accommodation at Dryridge Estate.

The road from Blackheath into the Megalong Valley is also one of the Discovery Trails on the Greater Blue Mountains Drive. The Drive is a sensational experience, a majestic tour of this rich and varied region with 18 unique Discovery Trails that offer an in-depth look at its special places. The Discovery Trails also make it easy to break the Drive into shorter, one-day sections. 

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  1. Mama Kin Spender

    Friday 19 October 2018 , Katoomba

    Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies.…

    19 Oct
  2. Contemporary Gallipoli

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will showcase the touring exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, an exhibition originally created to mark the ANZAC Centenary in April 2015. The exhibiti…

    20 Oct - 25 Nov
  3. Through Different Eyes

    Saturday 20 October 2018 , Leura

    Join Head Gardener, Dave Gray, as he leads you through the beautiful gardens of Everglades, looking at all aspects of garden conservation and his own points of interest. Dave has worked for Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and was also Head Ga…

    20 Oct
  4. Open Studio - Sian Thomas Ceramics

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Katoomba

    Come and experience this unique opportunity to visit the Open Studio of Sian Thomas Ceramics. See the pottery, the mosaics and exhibition and sale of the full range of ceramic kitchenware, vases, jugs. Free entry. Time: 10am - 4pm Saturd…

    20 Oct - 21 Oct
  5. Ghost Tour Katoomba

    Friday 26 October 2018 to Friday 30 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Shiver in ghoulish delight at deliciously dark tales of murder, mishap, convicts, hangings and more as you explore haunted buildings and abandoned cemeteries on a spine-tingling glimpse behind the rugged landscape to discover the rich and s…

    26 Oct - 30 Nov
  6. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 26 October 2018 to Friday 29 March 2019 , Katoomba

    Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at Katoomba presents the Friday Supper Club – a weekly night of live music, hearty food and classic cocktails at Avalon. Each Friday night, they present local acts, free of charge, who provide music-to-di…

    26 Oct - 29 Mar