Explore the dramatic scenery of the Blue Mountains National Park. Whether you’re out for a gentle stroll with the family or craving a vigorous hike with calf-burning descents to the valley floor, the Blue Mountains has a bushwalk to suit every level of ability and enthusiasm. Stunning views, tranquil bushland & picturesque waterfalls can all be found within a few minutes drive from Sable Mae.
The iconic scenic skyway, the world's steepest railway & the Southern Hemisphere's steepest aerial cablecar...there's no better way to enjoy the iconic views of the World-Heritage listed UNESCO Blue Mountains. With kilometres of elevated rainforest boardwalks to explore, Scenic World is a wonderful place to start exploring the Blue Mountains.
Located on the main highway at Medlow Bath is the heritage listed Hydro Majestic Hotel. Perched on the escarpment with breathtaking views across the Megalong Valley, the hotel first opened in 1904. Today it is a stunning example of Art Deco & Edwardian architecture, not to be missed is the decadent High Tea served in the light filled Wintergarden restaurant or lunch at the Boiler House. The Hydro is an easy 10 minute walk from Sable Mae so why not leave the car & take a stroll instead! Bookings are essential.
Take a drive through the beautiful Megalong Valley & pay a visit to Dryridge Estate or Megalong Creek Estate. Just a 20 minute drive from Blackheath, these boutique wineries are surrounded by towering sandstone escarpments & lush vineyards. Soak in the gorgeous scenery as you enjoy a leisurely lunch complete with wine tasting. A visit to either is a treat not to be missed! Weekend cellar door bookings are essential.
Arguably the prettiest town in the Blue Mountains region is the village of Leura. Visit for a little retail therapy in the many shops that line the main street then stop in for a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the great cafes & restaurants on offer. Remember it's always a good idea to book a table! Our favourites include:
Katoomba is the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains & definitely worth taking a stroll around the town. Made famous as the location of spectacular natural attractions like the Three Sisters, it’s also an attraction in itself, with wondrous heritage hotels, a thriving cafe culture, and shopping and galleries galore.
Our favourite spot for lunch & dinner in Katoomba is the very lively STATION BAR...serving wood-fired pizza & amazing cocktails as well as local craft beers, it's a fun place to enjoy live music & great food after a big day exploring the mountains. Bookings are essential!
Whether you are visiting to learn about the history, experience steam travel, enjoy the views, or admire the heritage trains; visitors to Zig Zag Railway won’t be disappointed!
The only way to travel is to pre-book - tickets online. No tickets will not be sold on the day.
Explore the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Set in the Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness, Jenolan Caves are a national treasure, one of the best attractions in NSW, an awe-inspiring natural wonder. Home to the historic Chisolm's Restaurant, a day trip to Jenolan Caves will excite the whole family. Please visit their website to book & for more information including recent detour navigation instructions
A new addition to Blackheath is the the boutique motel Kyah & the on-trend Blaq restaurant showcasing local produce plucked straight from their garden and gathered from local producers - under the culinary vision of Executive Chef, Mate Herceg. Experience Blaq for breakfast seven days a week, lunch on Saturday or Sunday, dinner and drinks Wednesday to Sunday.
Logan Brae Orchards is a family run orchard on the Shipley Plateau, located 5 minutes from the Blue Mountains town of Blackheath. Every weekend during apple season, March through July, you can visit Logan Brae to buy apples, juice and a variety of other produce. Or you can sit on the lawn and enjoy the spectacular views of the Blue Mountains escarpments while eating a homemade hot apple pie...yum!
'Sauna Makes People Happy' is the motto of BM Sauna. In many European countries, going to a sauna is part of people’s daily routine. It’s the one space where tech is left behind, where you sit and sweat in 90°C heat, feel your heart rate increasing, and at the end of a session, you smile and share that euphoric experience with others who know exactly how you feel.
Blue Mountains Sauna brings this culture to Australia, fostering a relaxing but social environment where people can slow down and take a moment for themselves.
Built in 1915, this Blackheath theatre is an outstanding example of early Australian country-cinema architecture. Today it houses a cosy cafe at the entrance to the Antique Centre, presenting 50 dealers over two floors with wares ranging from jewellery, books, vintage clothing, paintings, dolls, ornaments, light fittings, fine china and porcelains, through to furnishings and furniture... boasting the greatest variety of stock in the Blue Mountains. We love browsing through regularly, in fact many of the collectables you see in Sable Mae were found here!
Why not take a trip to the pretty orchard township of Bilpin! Around 45 minutes drive from Sable Mae (or a good alternate route to take back home to Sydney), you'll find two equally fabulous family run apple cider breweries. Both offer a variety of ciders & even generous tasting boards so you can sample a variety of different brews. While you're in Bilpin you might like to stop into The Grumpy Baker pie shop for a delicious pie & coffee.