Parks and Gardens

BOTANICAL GARDENS AND PARKS

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The Blue Mountains has many parks and gardens, a mix of native and European in style. Take the time to stop and breathe in the fresh mountains air while you picnic, BBQ or watch the kids run off some energy.

And for a more formal approach to gardening, visit Everglades Historic House and Gardens and Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens Mount Tomah renowned for their cool climate creative plantings. 

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Virtual Reality Experience
Managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is located near the stunning Govetts Leap lookout. Visit them for expert advice on Blue Mountains National Park, gifts and maps. New to 2017 is 'Outside In' - an exhibition on the heritage of the Grose Valley. Learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage and the history of the fantastic walking tracks in and around the Grose Valley. Experience one of ...
Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Capertee Valley
Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world's second largest canyon. 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, providing the perfect opportunity to encounter nature in a natural environment. Under the sandstone layer stretches an ...
Glen Davis Road, Capertee, NSW, 2846
Capertee Valley Bird Trail
The Capertee Valley Bird Trail has 19 easily accessible bird watching sites each marked by a numbered roadside sign. The bird trail lies within the traditional country of the Wiradjuri people. Located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains near Capertee, and only three hours travel from Sydney, it is the widest enclosed valley in the world. The valley is recognised internationally as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and one of ...
Capertee Valley, Capertee, NSW, 2846
Glow Worm Tunnel
The Glow Worms are located in an old rail tunnel 400 metres in length. It was originally constructed as part of the railway line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works. The line was dismantled around the 1940s.The tunnel is located 40 kilometres from Lithgow on the Newnes Plateau. Good walking shoes and a torch are required for the walk through the tunnel. The glow worms found in the tunnel are the larvae ...
Newnes State Forest, north of Lithgow, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades is a popular picnic area set amidst tall eucalypts. Nearby you can take a walk beside the rapids on Leura Falls Creek down to Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls. Be prepared and plan your walks as several walks can be accessed from here and can either take you along the cliff tops to Echo Point or down through the Leura Forest and via the ...
Leura Falls Creek, Leura, NSW, 2780
Mount Solitary walking track
For a chance to go wild, pack your hiking boots and head for Mount Solitary walking track in Blue Mountains National Park. A challenging track that will enchant experienced bushwalkers, it passes through heath, woodlands and rainforest with spellbinding views and birdwatching. From the historic Federal Pass, walk where the old horse drawn tramway once ran to Ruined Castle. From Koorowall Knife Edge it s a rough unformed track up along ...
Jamison Valley, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Within Blue Mountains National Park, five minutes from the highway, is one of the most majestic waterfalls on the plateau. Wentworth Falls picnic area is a great base to explore the lush world of rainforests and waterfalls along a range of spectacular walking tracks to suit all the family. Wentworth Falls Lookout is an accessible lookout located just a few minutes walk from the carpark. From this lookout you will get ...
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782