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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)

Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Oberon Community and Farmers Market.
 
Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to come for a look, and end up leaving with an armload of locally produced goodies.
 

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

The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most unique and fun events of the year with the Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival.
 
The festival is the largest ukulele festival in the world with over 130 acts across nine stages and thousands of visitors taking in the ukulele fun.
 
The festival opens Friday night with a dinner and show (bookings required at the Carrington Hotel). All are welcome to the performances and free workshops all day Saturday and then more performances and free Jam and Strum sessions on Sunday – bring your ukulele!
 
This free event is run by fun loving volunteers who believe that there are two types of people in the world - those who play the Ukulele and those who want to. One thing for sure, the many visitors who come along can't help tapping their feet, singing along and having fun.
 
 

Blackheath Growers Market

 

2nd Sunday of each month, 8 am – 12 pm

Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods.
 
It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to December. (Closed January)
 

 

WINTER MAGIC FESTIVAL

 

The next Winter Magic Festival will be on 22 June 2019!
 
The Winter Magic Festival in Katoomba, Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate and have fun!
 
The main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrians. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. Streets are lined with market stalls and everybody is encouraged to dress in costume.
 
Winter Magic won't just be the name of Katoomba's premier festival during winter, but a description of what will be experienced when the town will unleash a mammoth mix of surprises once again. The Grand Parade is always popular.
 
Travel directly to the Festival via steam train or simply take a ride to Mount Victoria and back when you get here.

 

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230 Katoomba Street
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Boasting a fascinating history and old-world ambience, the Palais Royale Boutique Hotel offers 4.5-star accommodation and is an outstanding destination for weddings, special events, conferences and holiday escapes. Our Grand Ballroom is one of the finest function rooms in the region, and our outstanding location in Katoomba is just minutes from one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions – the spectacular Three Sisters at Echo Point.

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