Top 5 tips to see Autumn come alive in the mountains
Autumn is the season when Mother Nature really puts on a show in the Blue Mountains. Cold climate gardens and deciduous trees become a sea of brilliant red, yellow and flame orange colours, putting on an incredible display for locals and tourists alike.
Here at Scenic World, we are always keen for our visitors to be in the know, so we’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 spots see the Autumn colours come alive.
A great place to explore this cornucopia of colour is the village of Mount Wilson – its streets are bathed in dappled light and lined with rows of elm trees, liquidambars and pink cherries. If there was ever a place to put the #AutumnLeaves hashtag to good use, this is it.
Mount Wilson is also home to some of the most magnificent cold climate gardens in Australia, and you can wander through a number of amazing private oases for a small fee. Many owners even encourage visitors to bring a picnic and enjoy their lunch in the serene surroundings.
Perfect for losing yourself for a few hours on an Autumn day, the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens in Mount Tomah is a cool climate version of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. A favourite among photographers, the 252-hectare garden offers an incredible array of burnt red and orange hues in the cooler Autumn months.
Rows of spectacular trees can be found in the back streets of this charming upper mountains village. Just a stone’s throw from Katoomba, Blackheath is a must for visitors to the Blue Mountains who want to catch a glimpse of the region’s unique mountain culture.
After you’ve captured your Autumn snaps, stay a while and take a stroll among the antique stores, visit the local bookshop or refuel at one of the many incredible cafes.
Everglades House and Garden in Leura is a National Trust property open year-round. Set on 12 acres of mature gardens, there are beautiful vistas wherever you look, with amazing views of Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley.
Leave time in your schedule for Devonshire tea. Served in a beautiful 1930’s house this is the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the gardens in all their glory.
One of the most spectacular Autumn sights in the Blue Mountains is the tunnel of flaming trees en route to Wentworth Falls Lake; it’s truly stunning and well worth the short detour from the highway.
This is also a fantastic spot for a picnic as there are BBQs, two playgrounds, and a great walking track along the edge of the lake.