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Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades

Leura Falls Creek, Leura, New South Wales, 2780
Email: info@bluemountainscitytourism.com.au
Website: www.bluemountainscitytourism.com.au

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 Federal or Dardanelles Passes to Katoomba. Leura Cascades is the start, or end, of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk. The picnic area is approximately 2.2 kilometres from Leura Railway Station.

BS Glass Art

The Glass Gallery - BS Glass Art

32 Mackellar Circle, Springwood, New South Wales, 2777
Email: info@bsglassart.com.au
Website: www.bsglassart.com.au
9135238 Phone Number: 61 02 4751 5473

The Glass Gallery in Springwood in the Lower Blue Mountains is a beautiful space showcasing glass art by artist Barbara Stephenson. Barbara specialises in fused and slumped glassart and fused glassjewellery. She has been working with glass for over 20 years firstly making leadlight panels and stained glass objects before moving into the world of kiln formed glass twelve years ago. The Glass Gallery holds an ever changing selection of Barbara's unique works. Every piece is made by a true lover of glass and exibits that passion.

View from Yellow Rock lookout, Yellomundee Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Yellow Rock lookout

Yellow Rock Road, Yellow Rock, New South Wales, 2777
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/yellomundee-regional-park/yellow-rock-lookout/lookout

Yellow Rock lookout is tucked away on the forested edge of the escarpment above Fraser Creek Gorge. A terrific place to take a break, the lookout offers lovely views of the Nepean River, along with the western Sydney area and Cumberland Plain. Take advantage of the picnic area including a shelter and tables, and listen to the sound of the bellbirds in the trees. It's a dog-friendly area, so you can take Rover and Spot for a walk along the short bush track or just sit on one of the rocks to enjoy the sunshine and the scenic views.

Blue Mountains National Park

Wentworth Falls Lookout

Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, End of Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, 2782
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

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. Facilities at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area include car and bus parking, toilets, picnic tables and barbecues. If you come to Wentworth Falls by train, (two hours travel from Sydney) walk to Wilson Park, across the highway from the township. Darwins Walk starts in Wilson Park and commemorates a visit from Charles Darwin in 1861, and follows Jamison Creek to the top of Wentworth Falls.

Nature track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Nature track

Nature Court, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, 2480
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/nature-track/walking

3.1km (return) - 2.5 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty For a magnificent walk that will transport you to another world, step out on moderately challenging Nature track, near Wentworth Falls. Families and friends who enjoy a challenge will love this medium-level walking track in Blue Mountains National Park. The spectacular views, swamps, lush ferns and tranquil pools make it ideal for photography and swimming. Passing through heathlands, you'll ... Visit website for more info

Leura Cascades Picnic Area, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Leura Cascades picnic area

Chelmsford Drive, Leura, New South Wales, 2780
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/leura-cascades-picnic-area/picnic-bbq

You'll feel like you're on the edge of the world as you gaze across Jamieson Valley from Leura Cascades picnic area. A reviving break while on a driving holiday or cycling trip, it's also a great base for exploring the dramatic cliffs in the southern section of Blue Mountains National Park. With a picture perfect backdrop, why not make the most of the opportunity and assemble the family for a group photo? Tuck into a leisurely lunch as you memorise the magnificent views. Lie back in the shade and be serenaded by the gentle tinkering of the nearby waterfalls and local birdlife. You might hear the distinct call of the bell miner or the mimicking song of the lyrebird here. The nearby Fern Bower circuit walk is a heart-pumper, or if you're after a leisurely stroll, follow the... Visit website for more info

Camping, Old Ford Reserve

Old Ford Reserve

Megalong Valley, Megalong Valley, New South Wales, 2785
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Camping is allowed at Old Ford Reserve, a picturesque camping and picnic area alongside Megalong Creek in the Megalong Valley. The Reserve is accessible by road, the Megalong Valley is mostly granite country and the Valley has bird species that are not found on the cliff tops. Old Ford Reserve is 8.3 kilometres along the Six Foot Track from Katoomba

Mountain biking

Andersons Fire Trail

Bedford Creek to Kings Tableland, Woodford, New South Wales, 2778
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Anderson Fire Trail runs from Bedford Creek near Woodford to Kings Tableland at Wentworth Falls and is suitable for mountain biking and walking. The Trail also provides access to Murphys Glen and Ingar Picnic Area which is a popular campsite and picnic area. Access to Ingar Picnic Area is from Kings Tableland Road.

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.