Surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the Blue Mountains, the historic village of Katoomba offers easy access to key tourist attractions, including the Three Sisters, Scenic World, the Scenic Railway and a number of invigorating walking trails.
The more adventurous can try abseiling, rock climbing or caving, while those who love wining and dining can explore world-class cafés and restaurants, or visit passionate providores to stock up on everything from award-winning chocolates and locally made jams to regional wines.
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is located in the heart of Katoomba, and from the main street you jump on a red double-decker London bus or an historic Trolley bus, which allows you to discover many of the area’s hidden treasures in one day.
The entire region plays host to countless events throughout the year, including the famous Winter Magic Festival, which sees around 40,000 people gathering in Katoomba Street. Along with having the opportunity to see Everglades Historic House and Garden, there are magnificent private gardens to explore during spring at the Leura Gardens Festival and Blackheath Rhododendron Festival – the longest-running event in the Southern Hemisphere!
For details on all upcoming events, go to www.visitbluemountains.com.au
Mayfield Garden Spring Festival
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER 2018 TO SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018
The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.
Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.
Private Garden is made available for 16 days each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring) and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu from Mayfield produce and local suppliers and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.
Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.
OBERON COMMUNITY AND FARMERS MARKET
8:30AM TO 12:30PM FRIST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH (MONTHLY EVENT)
Around 30 stalls gather under the canopy of trees in the charming grounds all year around, and if you get there nice and early, prepare to be amazed with the diversity of local produce. You will find local fruit and vegetables, knitwear, alpaca products, handmade local crafts, art work, freshly roasted coffee, wines, olives, jewelry, bags, homemade pies and cakes and other baked goods, local eggs, clothing, homemade jams and preserves, essential oils, fresh baked bread, and many other gourmet treats available..
BLUE MOUNTAINS UKULELE FESTIVAL
Blackheath Growers Market
2nd Sunday of each month, 8 am – 12 pm
WINTER MAGIC FESTIVAL