Nestled in the Blue Mountains 120 km east of Sydney, Blackheath is a village with access to nature-rich walking tracks and awe-inducing scenery. The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, just outside the town centre, cover 18.5 hectares in rich native blooms, from the namesake flower to maple trees. Take the Grand Canyon Walk from Evans Lookout and you’ll pass rainforests, waterfalls, lush foliage, and the beautiful expanse of the canyon. Horseback riding is a popular area activity and a great way to view the natural surroundings of Megalong Valley and Centennial Glen. Shoppers will find books, collectables, antiques, and galleries in the shopping centre, where many Blackheath hotels are located.
Where to Stay in Blackheath
Guest houses are popular in town, but there are an array Blackheath motels, bed and breakfasts, and hotels to choose from as well. Most are located a comfortable walking distance to cafes, restaurants, and shops. If you’re visiting in a busy season, Katoomba accommodation, just over 11 km south, is a good alternative if options are limited.
From Sydney, the journey to the Blue Mountains is easiest by car via M2/M4 to Great Western Highway. Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink run every hour from Central Railway Station, which you can access easily by train or shuttle from the Sydney Airport.
Winter is a beautiful time of year to visit Blackheath. As the highest town in the Blue Mountains, Blackheath sees snowfall in winter that turns the village into an idyllic wonderland. Autumn in Blackheath gets celebratory with a wine festival, and the crisp air makes cosying up to a log fire a real treat. Summer is a great time of year to hike, ride, and explore. Many of the paths are shaded, and the mountain air lends a cooling hand to outdoor adventurers.
Book your Blackheath adventure today
What are you waiting for? The breathtaking Blue Mountains are not going to explore themselves! Book your Blackheath hotel on Expedia.co.uk today and get started on your mountain retreat. If you want to see even more of the area, we hear Medlow Bath hotels are glamourous affairs.