Introducing Blackheath

Blackheath, named after the colour and texture of its native shrubbery, is near the highest point of the Blue Mountains. Nestled neatly between the peaks of Katoomba and Mount Victoria, Blackheath is home to breath-taking views, rugged walking trails and world-renowned rhododendron gardens – celebrated with a festival each springtime. 

Things to Do

Explore the raw beauty of the Blue Mountains from Blackheath. Reconnect with nature, spotting rare species like the lesser sooty owl or the regent honey eater as you hike through the trees. Lucky travellers might even spy wild kangaroos and wallabies in the less dense bush areas. Head to Govetts Leap and gaze across the Grose Valley to see waterfalls gushing through the foliage – if you’re feeling brave, you can even abseil down one. Nature-buffs will love exploring the Grand Canyon track, rewarded with picture-perfect views of the epic landscape. 

This small, bohemian town offers city-worthy cafés, quirky galleries and plentiful markets championing local and regional produce. It’s abundant in local charm, and you’ll feel welcomed as you dip into any one of the eclectic shops along the oak-lined high street – vibrant with colour as the seasons change. Don’t miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath to immerse yourself in the work of Blue Mountain artists. 

Blackheath’s main street is the spot for a quirky café and hip deli. Spend lazy mornings grazing your way along the main street, a true haven for foodies. Or take a seat and get familiar with Australian culinary excellence. From sophisticated fine dining to a casual dinner in a laid-back bistro, shared plates to gourmet dishes showcasing the country’s finest produce – you won’t be disappointed. 

Top Tip from SLH

Take a trip to Logan Brae Orchards to learn how they cultivate their apples, devour homemade apple pies, and try some spiced cider – all overlooking the Blue Mountains.