Things to see and do
Historical sites and historical places
The past is always near in the Blue Mountains. The area is rich in history and has plenty of places where you can learn about it, re-experience it or re-visit it. Visit Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge where every Australian Prime Minister or a family representative has planted a tree, learn about railway history at Valley Heights Loco Depot Heritage Museum or visit Mount York where an obelisk and monument to explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth can be found.
Visit the Blue Mountains Historical Society for more historical facts.
2013 is a big year for the Blue Mountains with the Bi-centenary of the European crossing of the mountains being celebrated.
5 Wolgan Street, Portland, NSW, 2847
The Old Bank Building, in the heart of historic cement town Portland in New South Wales, features recreated signage and plaques depicting the history of the town. It now operates as a cafe, serving freshly ground Australian grown espresso coffees... view details
Henry Burrell Drive, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
The National Pass is one of Australia's finest bushwalking trails, just 100 kilometres from Sydney and easily accessible by car or train. The walking trail follows six kilometres of majestic wild scenery and waterfalls in the Greater Blue... view details
Church Lane, Mount Wilson, NSW, 2770
This is one of Australia's most famous gardens featuring world famous wisteria, plus rhododendrons, azaleas and maples. There are a wide range of wisteria for sale. Nooroo was built in 1880 by William Cox and many of the old trees found in... view details
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, End of Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Within Blue Mountains National Park, five minutes from the highway, is one of the most majestic waterfalls on the plateau. A range of walking tracks allow access the views, the top of the falls, and by stone steps and stairs eventually reach the... view details
Mitchells Pass, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Lennox Bridge on Mitchells Pass at Glenbrook is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. This elegant single span stone arch bridge was built in local stone and completed in 1833 by David Lennox using unskilled convict labour. It... view details
Tusculum Road, Valley Heights, NSW, 2777
Explore the oldest remaining roundhouse in NSW and witness restoration works being carried out on tramway and railway exhibits at the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Enjoy a short ride on a steam tram and view the model railway... view details
Bennett Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Eskbank House Museum in Lithgow is a historic home, with splendid furniture, display of Lithgow Pottery and other period pieces, blacksmith's forge and a coach-house. Built in 1842 by Thomas Brown, Eskbank House is a sandstone building in the... view details
Wolgan Road, Newnes, NSW, 2790
The Newnes Kiosk is within the bar of the now de-licensed Newnes Hotel, the last surviving building from the days of oil-shale mining at Newnes. The kiosk is open weekends and supplies information on the local Newnes area. Soft drinks, ice creams... view details
Bells Line of Road, Clarence, NSW, 2790
The Zig Zag Railway is closed indefinitely while work is undertaken. The Board of Zig Zag Railway is committed to reopening as soon as possible. The Great Zig Zag Railway, the original rail line into the Lithgow Valley, was opened in 1869. The line... view details