The Blue Mountains: Weekend Edition
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 weekend away!
Hit the Markets
Make like a mountains local and wander around the farmers markets with a coffee in hand. Both the Blackheath Growers Market (second Sunday of the month) and Springwood Growers Market (forth Sunday of month) have over 60 growers and producers to tantalise your tastebuds you’re bound to experience a delicious 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. Hot tip: Check ‘The Flicks’ rotating program for some cult classics and niche docos.
Arrive early, park your car for free all day, grab a Discovery Pass and experience all of the rides as many times as you like. Don’t forget to plan ahead and book your tickets online in advance to avoid missing out.
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.
The Street Art walk in Katoomba is an outdoor art gallery features the work of 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. This dynamic, community-driven cultural treasure of the Blue Mountains was created by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) in partnership with the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Catch some culture
Showcasing diverse and interactive exhibitions, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (BMCC) is excellent for soaking up some culture while visiting Katoomba. Don’t forget to grab a coffee from the Gallery Café and take in dazzling landscapes of the Jamison Valley from the viewing platform. Check out the BMCC website to see what’s on during your visit.