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05 Jun 2020
winter, weekends-away, local-tips


Bring on the crisp fresh air, bright blue skies and long nights by a roaring fire - Winter is officially here!

The Blue Mountains is the perfect weekend destination for Sydneysiders looking for some post iso travel inspo. To save you the guesswork we've picked our favourite places to experience the Blue Mountains this June long weekend.

Please note, due to current Government restrictions, many accommodation providers and venues have limited capacity and operating hours. We strongly suggest calling ahead to book when possible to avoid disappointment. 

Easy exploring with Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

Our friends at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus have made sightseeing in the mountains smooth with their Hop-On, Hop-Off buses since 1974. One ticket gets you all day travel on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus with live commentary from the friendly drivers, your own guidebook and local discounts at popular stops. Did we mention you'll be travelling in style? Those red double-decker buses are hard to miss!

Check out the latest exhibition at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Showcasing diverse and interactive exhibits, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (BMCC) is excellent for soaking up some culture while hiding from the elements on a cool Winter's day. 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.

Be immersed in world class street art in the heart of Katoomba

The Street Art walk is an outdoor art gallery features the work of aerosol artists from around the world and is an excellent example of how street art can be harnessed to bring neglected urban spaces back to life. This community-driven cultural treasure was created by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) in partnership with the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

Picturesque wine tasting in the Megalong Valley

The Megalong Valley wineries are a wine lovers dream! Head down Megalong Valley Road as it winds through the lush rainforest until you emerge surrounded by the sandstone escarpments and breathtaking views. In the valley paradise, you'll find Dryridge Estate and the Megalong Creek Estate cellar doors. These boutique wineries are local favourites and a perfect place to snuggle up with a wine and cheese platter chilly afternoon.

If you can't make it down to Megalong Valley, you can pick up some stellar local drops from The Carrington Cellars, Katoomba. 

Hit the trails

With over 100 hectares of Blue Mountains National Park to explore you'll be spoilt for choice trying to pick the perfect hike this long weekend! Some of the hottest hiking spots in the mountains include the Great Round Walk in Katoomba, the Grand Canyon in Blackheath and the Wentworth Falls track.
For a hidden gem, check out some of the Scenic World team's fave walks HERE
If you have little ones, our favourite kid-friendly Blue Mountains hikes are HERE
Always check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website and bushwalk safety precautions before you head out.  

Usually, Scenic World would be on our list of Blue Mountains must-dos. We're busily working on plans to reopen again and hope to confirm our dates very soon. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates!