Mountain Villages

MOUNTAIN VILLAGES

display.image (6)The City of Blue Mountains is cradled by the Great Western Highway from Glenbrook in the east to Mt Victoria in the west.

A string of villages are dotted along the way, all with their own unique character and hidden treasures. When you explore them you will discover some of the quirks and characters of the Blue Mountains.

Mt Wilson
Mt Wilson website. If we could put something like - Great spot to pick your own nuts or see a fabulous garden, their details are here, with a map of Mt Wilson here.

Glenbrook and Brooklands Chamber of Commerce

Katoomba Chamber of Commerce

Biznet Blue Mountains

Springwood Chamber of Commerce

Wentworth Falls Chamber of commerce

Blackheath Village Chamber of Commerce

Blackheath
Blackheath is a vibrant town 15 minutes west of Katoomba. Enjoy crisp mountain air, brisk walks, great food and cosy accommodation. See spectacular views of the Grose Valley from one of the many amazing lookouts such as Govett's Leap or Evans Lookout. Enjoy one of its many bushwalks including the Grand Canyon Track which is a beautiful four hour circuit through luscious native vegetation of ferns and golden wattles. Fairfax ...
, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blaxland
Blaxland is a thriving village in the lower mountains. Originally called Wascoe Siding, the town was renamed Blaxland in 1914 after Gregory Blaxland. The 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains was the expedition led by Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, which became the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales by European settlers. Visit the historic Lennox Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Australian ...
, Blaxland, NSW, 2774
Capertee
Capertee Valley is the world's second largest canyon and is surrounded by World Heritage listed wilderness. Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the environment over millions of years. With tranquil vistas and serene mountain landscapes, the Capertee Valley is abundant in flora and fauna. Rising majestically out of the valley floor is Pantoney's Crown, a monolith in size and spectacle. The impressive peak ...
, Capertee, NSW,
Echo Point
Echo Point is the home of the famous Three Sisters, located on the edge of the spectacular Jamison Valley and it is surrounded by numerous bushwalks and amazing lookouts. The Three Sisters is best seen from Echo Point lookout. These three weathered sandstone peaks, formed thousands of years ago through erosion, are set among the cliffs of the Jamison Valley. From the lookout, you ll also be able ...
, Echo Point, NSW, 2780
Faulconbridge
Faulconbridge is a small Blue Mountains village located in the mid mountains It is an interesting location for history enthusiasts, as one of its earliest residents was the "Father of Federation", Sir Henry Parkes. His grave stands prominently in the local cemetery. There is also an ever-expanding Prime Minister's Corridor of Oaks with a tree planted by every Australian Prime Minister. Faulconbridge was also home to the Australian writer and ...
, Faulconbridge, NSW, 2776
Glenbrook
Glenbrook is the eastern gateway to the Blue Mountains and the entry point to Glenbrook National Park. it is an ideal location for bushwalking and mountain biking. Picnicing and camping is available at the picturesque Euroka Clearing, Explore the areas walking tracks leading to waterholes on Glenbrook Creek or the ancient site of Red Hands Cave. Take a drive to one of the amazing lookouts such as ...
, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Hartley
The Hartley Valley is a picturesque rural area on the western side of the Blue Mountains made up of Hartley, Little Hartley and Hartley Vale villages. Hartley Historic Site retains many colonial buildings. Its historic inns, courthouse, churches and post office provide a fascinating look into colonial architecture. Tours are available through the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Nearby, Lithgow, Mount Victoria and Blackheath are worth a visit. ...
, Hartley, NSW, 2790
Hazelbrook
The village of Hazelbrook was named after Hazelbrook House, a home that was built in the 1870s. The area is home to bushwalks leading to small waterfalls including Terrace Falls, Victor Falls, Oakland Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Burgess Falls. Hazelbrook has a small shopping village and a popular Bowling Club. ...
, Hazelbrook, NSW, 2779
Jenolan Caves
The Jenolan Caves are the most spectacular limestone caves in Australia. Located in the Blue Mountains, nine show caves are open to the public with underground rivers, breathtaking lighting and incredible cave formations. They were discovered in 1840 by James and Charles Whalan and were named Jenolan, Aboriginal for high mountain, in 1884. The caves developed around 450 million years ago when Australia's eastern coastline was further inland. Coral atolls ...
, Jenolan, NSW, 2790
Katoomba
Katoomba is an historic town that is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage Blue Mountains. Known for its bushwalking, lookouts and the iconic Three Sisters. The area is famous for its heritage listed guesthouses and luxurious resorts offering spa treatments, natural therapies and great dining experiences. Its main street has cafes, restaurants, antiques, shopping and collectibles. Home of the famous Scenic World, where you can ride the ...
, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Lapstone
Lapstone is a small village on the eastern escarpment of the lower Blue Mountains. Bushwalks here are popular with history enthusiasts. The popular Lapstone Zig Zag is now a walking trail along the old railway cutting. A feature of this walk is the Lucasville platform, which is now abandoned but the remains of it can still be seen. The Knapsack Gully Viaduct is an impressive and attractive structure which can also ...
, Lapstone, NSW, 2773
Lawson
Lawson is a quaint village in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Situated in the mid mountains it has recently undergone an exciting revitalisation with boutique cafes, shops and restaurants. On the south side - enjoy the South Lawson Waterfall Circuit which is a delightful two hour walk . Stop and rest along the way and take in each of the four small waterfalls. On the north side - for ...
, Lawson, NSW, 2783
Leura
Leura perfectly captures the spirit of the Blue Mountains, with stunning streetscapes, heritage buildings and glorious gardens. Leura has luxury accommodation, spectacular scenery and a beautiful main street lined with upmarket retail stores, restaurants and cafs. Known as the garden village, Leura has many cool-climate gardens and grand old homes. The Leura Garden Festival is celebrated every October where many locals open their gardens to the public. Visit the ...
, Leura, NSW, 2780
Lithgow
Lithgow is located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, on the western side of the Great Dividing Range. It is popular for bushwalking, heritage-listed guesthouses, luxurious resorts, spa treatments and dining experiences. Lithgow played a significant role in the shaping of Australian commerce and industry in the 1880s reflected in its historic public and private buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour and explore the town's heritage. Surrounded by the ...
, Lithgow, NSW,
Little Hartley
Little Hartley is a small village east of Hartley on the Great Western Highway in the Blue Mountains, 150 kilometres west of Sydney and 20 kilometres south-east of Lithgow. Little Hartley is located in a picturesque rural setting. Stop in at The Lolly Bug for a great range of lollies from all over the world. ...
, Little Hartley, NSW, 2790
Megalong Valley
The Megalong Valley is a picturesque valley surrounded by towering escarpments in the Blue Mountains of NSW. The Aboriginal meaning of Megalong is 'Valley under the Rock'. Popular for horse riding, there are a diverse range of trails through scenic bushland. The popular Six Foot Track bushwalk from Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves, passes through the Megalong Valley and sections of it can be done as a day walk. One of ...
, Megalong Valley, NSW, 2785
Mount Tomah
The village of Mount Tomah is located approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Richmond, on the Bells Line of Road. The peak of Mount Tomah is 1,016 metres (3,333 feet) above sea level. Its most distinguished feature, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, is located on the north side of that road. The garden was established in 1972. Entry into the garden is free. Sandstone woodlands and gullies rest upon a ...
, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Mount Victoria
Mt Victoria is a charming Victorian village and is the westernmost township of the Blue Mountains and is the highest above sea level. Many of the village's buildings are heritage listed, with the village retaining much of its 19th century charm. Mount Vic, as the locals call it, offers a variety of bushwalking and rock climbing opportunities, including the historic early roads down the escarpment from Mount York. The Local ...
, Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786
Oberon
Oberon is the highest town in the Blue Mountains region and part of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. Oberon is a popular area for trout fishing, sapphire fossicking, mushroom picking, horse riding, four wheel driving and bushwalking. Lake Oberon and its rivers and creeks are popular with anglers and bushwalkers enjoy trails such as Evans Crown Nature Reserve and Kanangra Walls. Oberon is perhaps best known for the ...
, Oberon, NSW, 2787
Springwood
Springwood is a delightful Lower Blue Mountains village with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. Popular attractions include the famous Norman Lindsay Gallery and Caf, Braemar Gallery and The Hub with is changing shows and musicals. Local lookouts include Yellow Rock Lookout and Hawkesbury Lookout, which offer views over the Penrith Valley and as far as Sydney. Easy-to-medium bushwalks include Fairy Dell and Sassafrass Gully. Springwood Leisure and Aquatic Centre operates all ...
, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Warrimoo
Warrimoo is an Aboriginal word meaning place of the eagle. Warrimoo is located 75 kilometres west of Sydney. Settlement of the area began in the 1880s and grew with the development of the railway station in 1918. The Lower Blue Mountains bush walk from Warrimoo to Blaxland along the Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass track is a popular trek for locals and visitors to the region. ...
, Warrimoo, NSW, 2774
Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls is home to the biggest waterfall in the Blue Mountains with the first drop being 110 metres and the second 48 metres, it was named after William Charles Wentworth, one of the three European explorers who crossed the mountains. Visit the quaint village or take a stroll along the shore of Wentworth Falls Lake, which was originally created to provide water for steam trains. The lake ...
, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Woodford
Woodford is a village in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, approximately 90 kilometres west of Sydney. Its elevation is 609 metres (1,998 feet) above sea level. Woodford was originally known as Mile Hollow and was home to a popular coaching inn, the Woodman's Inn built in 1834. After passing through different owners, the inn closed and became a private residence called Woodford House. By 1871 the locality also ...
, Woodford, NSW, 2778