Blackheath Growers Markets is held on the second Sunday of the month, 8am to noon. It's an indoor market selling beef, pork, lamb, duck, cheese and breads plus condiments.

  • Karambi Orchard Bilpin, Hawkesbury Valley. Image James Horan
  • Antique shop, Leura, Blue Mountains. Image Adam Taylor

Shopping in the Blue Mountains

Main Street Leura. Image James Horan

From antiques to bargain hunters, visitors in search of some retail therapy will be spoilt for choice in the Blue Mountains. Home-made handicrafts, fresh produce, eclectic nik naks and antiques are a speciality here.

Hidden down quiet laneways and arcades in many of the Blue Mountains towns you'll find amazing retro and vintage clothing, homewares and antique pieces.  Leura's Bygone Beauty's, in particular, is a great place to browse century old antiques. The store also features a traditional tearoom and serves tea from around the world in a silver service style.

Also in Leura, Princess Pantry Ladies Guild is an ode to all things vintage, pretty and girlie from award-winning jams and relishes made by hand to vintage fabrics and homewares.

For gourmet produce fans Lowes Mount Truffiere, in Oberon, harvest and sell Black Perigord Truffle. Along with their truffle dogs, Morris and Sully, the store runs hunts during the truffle season in June, July and August. For sweet tooths Josophans Fine Chocolate, by chocolatier Jodie van der Velden creates delicious confections with cafes in Blackheath, Katoomba and Leura.