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Ben Roberts Cafe and Gallery

Ben Roberts Cafe and Gallery

10 Benang Street, Lawson, New South Wales, 2783
Email: ozarts1@pnc.com.au
9119339 Phone Number: 61 02 4759 1511

Ben Roberts Cafe and Gallery is a delightful venue in Lawson. The original cottage was built by Ben Roberts in 1893 and was occupied by tradesmen such as the local boot-maker and coal merchant. It is now fully renovated with a modern cafe decorated with original artworks by well known Blue Mountains artists and seating for 50 inside and out. The attached gallery exhibitions change regularly with various featured artists. A lively new program is planned for 2015. The cafe and gallery are currently closed for a Summer break and for some refurbishment. Look out for some exciting innovations, including evening opening, from the beginning of February.

Mount Piddington picnic

Mount Piddington Lookout

Mount Piddington Road, Mount Victoria, New South Wales, 2786
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Mount Piddington is a mountain in the Blue Mountains village of Mount Victoria. It has a lookout, restrooms and a picnic area at its summit, surrounded by a loop road, Mount Piddington Road, which runs from the summit to Mount Victoria village. It is also the starting point of several bushwalking tracks that descend to the cliffs of Hornes Point and the Fairy Bower reserve. Notable sites on the slopes of Mount Piddington include Coxs Leap and Bushranger Cave. Views of the Kanimbla Valley are possible from the lookout, although trees are present and it is not entirely clear. The mountain is mostly covered in bushland of the Eucalypt variety and adjoins One Tree Hill (1,111 metres) the highest point in the Blue Mountains Plateau.

Sublime Point Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

Sublime Point lookout - Leura

Sublime Point Road, Leura, New South Wales, 2780
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/sublime-point-lookout-leura/lookout

It will feel like you're on the edge of the world as the views go on forever at Sublime Point lookout - Leura, in Blue Mountains National Park. Offering sensational scenic views of the Jamison Valley, it's a popular spot for picnicking and birdwatching with families. The more adventurous know it as a haven for rock climbing. Following an easy track, look for gang-gangs and cockatoos feeding in the casuarinas during summer. You'll cross a bridge over a dramatic ravine before arriving at the lookout platform. Gaze across the scenic valley views and soak up the unending wilderness. You'll get a different viewpoint on Katoomba and the extended family of The Three Sisters. On a misty morning, Mount Solitary rising out of the clouds is a magnificent sight. The sheer cliffs attract experienced rock climbers, who are often... Visit website for more info

Bakehouse at Blackheath

Bakehouse on Park

3/31 Park Street , Glenbrook, New South Wales, 2773
Email: accounts@bakehouseonwentworth.com.au
Website: www.bakehouseonwentworth.com.au
9187129 Phone Number: 61 02 4739 2288

Bakehouse on Wentworth is an organic sourdough bakery and cafe. The dream became reality in 2002, when a passionate baker, dedicated to his craft opened for business in Blackheath. Shelves stocked with a display of hand moulded sourdough loaves and the scent of freshly baked bread filling the streets, enticed the senses of passers by. Sweet, tempting cakes, irresistible treats and mouth watering gourmet pies were created to complete the bakeries range. The journey has continued and the dream has expanded to four retail outlets.

Vintage embroideries

Mountain Blue Vintage Linen

Katoomba Vintage Emporium , 59-61 Katoomba Street , Katoomba, New South Wales, 2780
Email: ricathy17@bigpond.com
9192008 Phone Number: 61 02 4782 6996

Mountain Blue Vintage Linen within Katoomba Vintage Emporium, offers charming and affordable vintage linen and china for sale. Antique, art deco, mid century and modern lace, crochet, embroidered doilies, tablecloths, runners, pillowcases, napkins, jug covers and more. Also vintage china, crystal and glassware including Shelley, Royal Doulton, Bunnykins, Royal Albert, Meakin, Wedgwood, Rikaro and coloured glass, souvenir ware, Delft, ornaments and other popular fine china brands. Vintage beaded bags, costume jewellery, jewellery boxes and sterling silver are also stocked. Come in and browse at the unique and collectable range of lovely items and vast range of bricabrac. Small vintage furniture items are also in the ever changing range. Or visit the stall at the first Sunday of the month at Leura School markets or Magpie Markets on third Sunday of the month at Lawson Public School. Have a special request? They are happy to source items.

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden - Mount Tomah

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, New South Wales, 2758
Email: tomah@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
9063874 Phone Number: 61 02 4567 3000
Fax Number: 61 02 4567 2037

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. Located in the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world. At 1,000 metres above sea level, the garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey with many formal gardens and 'The Jungle' to explore. Find out about this stunning world heritage listed region at the Garden's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre. Visitors can wander through this interpretive centre and learn why the Greater Blue Mountains region was made a World Heritage Area. Facilities include: visitor centre, garden shop, exhibitions, restaurant, kiosk, conference/venue hire, weddings, accommodation, picnic areas, guided tours, community workshops and education.

Govetts Leap Lookout

Govetts Leap Lookout

Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, New South Wales, 2785
Email: info@bluemountainscitytourism.com.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Govetts Leap Lookout is a popular spot to stop and view the spectacular panorama before descending into the Grose Valley for one of the regions more physical walks where you can view the towering cliffs leading back up to Perry Lookdown and Evans Lookout. At the top of the escarpment is a picnic ground, toilets and access to cliff top walks plus the Fairfax Heritage Track which is suitable for wheelchairs and prams. For more information please visit the Visit Blue Mountains website.

Hartley Courthouse quarters, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

Hartley Courthouse

Jenolan Caves Road, Hartley, New South Wales, 2790
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hartley-historic-site/hartley-courthouse/historic-site

Hartley Courthouse was designed by colonial architect Mortimer Lewis in the Grecian Revival style. Still largely intact and constructed solidly of locally quarried sandstone, it is an imposing building, as it was designed to be. The three doorways provided entrances for prisoners, the public and magistrates and visitors can examine the cellblock that housed prisoners and convicts. Many notorious bushrangers and cattle thieves were kept here and inside the cells, with their bars and bolts still in position, you can imagine the thoughts of men used to roaming the country locked up tight in this remote prison. As the convict system faded into history, and Hartley was bypassed by the new railway, the need for a courthouse here diminished. Benefits were held in this grand old building during World War II, and nowadays visitors can wander through, reading... Visit website for more info

Sandy Beach, Charles Darwin Walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

Charles Darwin walk

Darwins Track, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, 2782
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/charles-darwin-walk/walking

3.5km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty Historic Charles Darwin walk will have you following in the footsteps of the naturalist most famous for his theory of evolution. A popular and easy walk with early tourists to the Blue Mountains, Charles Darwin walked this track in 1836. This walk follows the beautiful Jamison Creek south to the top of Wentworth Falls where you can take a ... Visit website for more info

Princes Rock walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

Princes Rock walking track

Sir H Burrell Drive, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, 2782
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/princes-rock-walking-track/walking

0.8km (one way) - 0.75 hour - Medium difficulty This historic track leads to one of the best lookouts in Blue Mountains National Park. Princes Rock walking track winds down from Wentworth Falls picnic area and follows a path trodden by sightseers since the late 1890s, with exceptional views over Wentworth Falls. Keep an eye out for the old water fountains dotted along this medium track and admire ... Visit website for more info