Things to do while you’re here

Bushwalks

 There is a wide selection of bushwalks in and around Blackheath that caters for all tastes These range from easy one to two hour walks right up to full daywalks suitable for expeienced walkers only.

 Two of the best walks in the mountains start here in Blackheath. The first is the cliftop walk to Pulpit Rock starting and ending at Govetts Leap Lookout. This three hour, out and back walk combines spectacular Grose Valley views with the chance to see a wide vaiety of flora and fauna. The other is the Grand Canyon walk, also taking about three hours to complete. This starts at Neates Glen, on Evans Lookout Road, and drops down through moist rainforest and into a narrow canyon carved by Greaves Creek. Note that his walk has been closed until June 2016 so that the NPWS can instal safety rails throughout the canyon. Check our News section for updates.

There are many more walks within easy reach of Blackheath. Talk to us for suggestions for walks that best suit your abilities and interests.

 

Rock climbing

Blackheath is a great base from which to explore some of the many rock climbing venues in the Blue Mountains. Just to the west of Blackheath are the cliffs around Centenial Glen which have a range of routes to suit most abilities. If you want to employ a guiding service for this then there are several well established companies based in the upper mountains.

 

Mountain biking

Mountain bikes can be a great way to access some of the more remote lookouts in the area. Ask us for suggestions if you have brought your bike with you.

Sightseeing

There are many local sighteeing locations, most of which can easily be reached by car. Among the best lookouts in the area are Govetts Leap, Pulpit Rock and Anvil Rock. Hargraves Lookout is especially good for sunset views.

In Katoomba there are the famous Three Sisters and the scenic railway at Scenic World and to the west there is Hartley Historic site and Jenolan Caves.

Shopping

The village of Blackheath has a thriving shopping centre that is well endowed with cafes and restaurants. There are several antique centres, a craft centre and a particularly good book shop.

 

By special arrangement we can drop off or meet you at any of the local scenic sites.