Things to do:

  • Gaze at the majesty of the Three Sisters at Echo Point
  • Amble through the Megalong Valley on a horse trail ride
  • Step out for a bushwalk along one of the hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks (Govetts Leap Walk and Walls Cave Walk on our doorstep)
  • Step back in time and enjoy the ambience of bygone times at an historic grand hotel or period tea-room or café
  • Unwind at one of the wonderful spas
  • Wander through a well-established, cool climate garden
  • Take a stroll and play a round of golf
  • Ride the world's steepest incline railway, the Scenic Railway at Scenic World
  • Put your pedal to the metal on a mountain bike and ride one of the region's renowned trails
  • Go canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing or adventure caving

Local Festivals & Events

  • 6ft Track Marathon, Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, March
  • Blue Mountains Music Festival, March
  • Ironfest, Lithgow, April
  • Winter Magic, Katoomba
  • Yulefest, June, July, August
  • Festival of Walking, Lithgow & Oberon, October
  • Rhododendron Festival, Blackheath, 1st weekend November

Nearby Attractions

In and around our township of Blackheath are some of the most spectacular views in the Blue Mountains, including those over the Grose Valley from Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap Lookout and Pulpit Rock in the east.

On the western side of Blackheath are the lesser-known lookouts - Hargraves Lookout and Mount Blackheath Lookout with extensive views over the Megalong and Kanimbla Valleys. From Evans Lookout you can take the Grand Canyon Walk - a historically important and beautiful walking track constructed over 100 years ago, and opened with great celebration in 1907. There are many walking tracks around the edges of the Grose Valley, including the Cliff Top Track between Evans Lookout, Govetts Leap Lookout and Pulpit Rock. Other walking tracks can be found in both Megalong Valley and Centennial Glen, Kanimbla Valley.

Walls Cave
This self guided walk to the magnificent Walls Cave starts just outside our front entrance and is a must for all guests staying at Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway. The track descends into a gorge and to a rock cutting above a shallow pool then continues on to a rock amphitheatre. It is thought that Walls Cave was occupied by Aboriginals at least 12,000 years ago. The walk takes about an hour round trip.

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