The World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains have become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. Enjoy its breathtaking scenic beauty, nostalgic appeal and opportunities to relax. Less than two hours by road or rail from Sydney, it has many choices of accommodation and a great range of activities. Known for its many events including the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots, this three day event is held every March and features artist from around the world and Australia. The Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Festival of Walking is held in October, and includes bushwalks,
A pleasant drive to the western end of Shipley Plateau passing local apple orchards will bring you to Hargraves Lookout and provide magnificent views over the rural Megalong Valley. At the very end of Shipley Plateau is Mount Blackheath, a popular hang-gliding site from a purpose built ram near the lookout at 1076 metres. If the conditions are right gliders soar over the Kanimbla Valley and sometimes can reach Bathurst.