GARDENS & BUSH WALKS

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, originally known as the Mount Tomah Botanical Garden, is a 28-hectare public botanic garden located approximately 100 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district at Mount Tomah in the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales, Australia Bells Line of Rd, Mount Tomah NSW 2758 P| […]

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, originally known as the Mount Tomah Botanical Garden, is a 28-hectare public botanic garden located approximately 100 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district at Mount Tomah in the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales, Australia

Bells Line of Rd, Mount Tomah NSW 2758

P| 02 4567 3000

https://www.bluemountainsbotanicgarden.com.au/

WILDWOOD GARDEN

 

Each Saturday and Sunday between May 16 and June 7, Wildwood garden, nursery, gift shop and cafe can reopen in line with current Covid-19 restrictions. We will be open on Saturday and Sunday only from 10am to 4pm. Our final opening is on Monday June 8, which is the long weekend.

For full details of opening days and hours and special floral events  -0417 042 460

29 Powells Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758

https://www.wildwoodgarden.com.au/

 

BUSH WALKING

The Hawkesbury has many wonderful bushwalking tracks for you to explore. Often people head to the Blue Mountains to go hiking but they think the bushwalks around the Hawkesbury are just as good, and much quieter!

The region is cradled by four gigantic national parks – Blue Mountains National Park to the west, Yengo and Dharug National Parks to the north and the mighty Wollemi National Park to the north-west.

Some areas that you may cover on your hike include the Colo River, Wisemans Ferry, Bowen Mountain, Grose Vale and Mount Wilson. Depending on your choice you will enjoy foothills, gorges, valleys, lookouts and swimming spots too.

The Hawkesbury caters for hikers of all levels – from novice to experienced.

Start planning your own adventure with the bushwalking locations that are available free on their website. If you are keen for more there is a comprehensive guide available so you can explore further. Copies of the ‘Best Bushwalks Around the Hawkesbury’ are available from the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, Richmond). The Centre is open seven days a week. This very popular guide details all you need to know to make your day in the bush memorable.

All of the walks are about an hour’s drive from Windsor or Richmond.

https://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-north/hawkesbury/attractions/bushwalking-the-hawkesbury

Pierces Pass to Blue Gum walking trails

National Parks NSW

 

Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track, Blue Mountains National Park

 

Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine

https://www.mtwilson.com.au/things-to-do/walks

Walking around the Mt Wilson village or outside the Village towards the Mt Irvine area, is  a real pleasure. There are easy walks of short duration or more difficult and longer walks.

Walks in and around the Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine area have been divided into three broad categories: details of each of the walks in the categories below include a time and difficulty estimate.

Mt Wilson Village Walks

Walks outside the Village or towards Mt Irvine

Walks along Bells Line of Road

https://www.mtwilson.com

Mt Wilson – Things to do

MT VICTORIA AND BLACKHEATH

http://www.mtvictoria-nsw.com/

 Historic townships located approximately 40mintues from Bilpin.

PLACES TO EAT

Victoria And Albert Guest House  https://vaguesthouse.com/

Cinnabar, Blackheath https://www.cinnabar.kitchen/

The Little Piggy Wiggy, Blackheath https://www.facebook.com/thislittlepiggywiggy/

 

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

 

Mount Vic Flicks – step back in time and experience ‘cinema’ the way it once was at a nostalgic single-screen venue. https://mountvicflicks.com.au/

MARKETS

 

Blackheath Community Markets – held first Sunday of each month – https://www.facebook.com/BlackheathCommunityMarket/

 Blackheath Growers Markets – held second Sunday of each month – https://www.facebook.com/pg/katoombagrowers/events/