A Blue Mountains Long Weekend
Here at Scenic World we like to keep our visitors in the know, so here’s a few tips to make for a memorable Blue Mountains long weekend.
Blackheath Growers Market – Blackheath Community Centre
With over 60 growers and producers to tantalise your tastebuds you’re bound to experience a Masterchef moment.
This gorgeous venue, nestled in the upper-mountains village of Mount Victoria, shows great arthouse, kids and classic movies – complete with choc tops, bags of mixed lollies and mugs of tea and coffee.
Don’t forget to pack your lederhosen because the hills will very much be alive with The Sound of Music on Monday June 12.
Scenic World – Katoomba
Arrive early, park your car for free all day, grab an Unlimited Discovery Pass and experience all of the rides as many times as you like. Don’t forget to plan ahead and book your e-tickets online.
Once you’ve ridden on the world’s steepest passenger train, visit one of the charming mountains villages and warm up your toes by an open fire at one of the many cosy cafés and pubs.
Street Art Walk – Beverley Place Katoomba
This outdoor art gallery features the work of 32 aerosol artists from around the world and is a great example of how street art can be harnessed to bring neglected urban spaces back to life.
Skateparks: Trace and Culture – Braemar Gallery, Springwood
Dan Johnston’s photographs reveal the complex relationships that occur both with, and within skateparks, and demonstrate the important role that the skatepark plays in youth culture.
A relative newcomer to the mountains, Mesa Barrio has proven to be an instant hit. Tapas style share plates featuring local produce, a funky fit out and smart service is what’s on offer and it’s well worth a visit.
If you need accommodation, there are options galore. From self-contained houses for you and your friends to a tree house for two – here’s a list of some of our favourite Airbnb’s in the Mountains.