At 1,065 metres, Blackheath is the highest village in the Blue Mountains. We experience four very distinct seasons, from delightful summers to crisp, sometimes snowy winters, separated by the dramatic colours of autumn and spring. Less populous and touristy than the better known Katoomba, Blackheath is the chosen destination of people wanting to experience the “real” Blue Mountains.
Blackheath is a one and a half hour drive west of Sydney (approx. two hours by train). It is celebrated for its wealth of excellent cafes, restaurants, galleries and antique shops, and the natural beauty that abounds here. Straddling the rugged, World Heritage listed Grose Valley to the east and the tranquil Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys to the west, activities are available to suit all tastes: bushwalking, mountain-biking, rock-climbing and canyoning, golf, horse-riding, or just pleasant country walks or drives through some of the most beautiful scenery in NSW. The burgeoning wine regions of Mudgee, Orange and Cowra begin less than 90 minutes drive to the west; Jenolan Caves are only 45 minutes away; the famous Three Sisters are just 15 minutes from Blackheath.
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