What to do Around Blackheath

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  • Markets – Blackheath has market days the 1st & 2nd Sunday of every month. Both are worth making a special trip for. They attract local growers and many others. Not too crowded, but have a great local atmosphere. (Blackheath Growers’ Market – 2nd Sunday at the Community Hall & Blackheath Community Market – 1st Sunday at the local School.)
  • The Victory Theatre Antique Centre – A bit of a Blackheath landmark, the many stalls provide hours of browsing.
  • Gleebooks – They stock new releases and have a secondhand section in the back, covering all book bases. The helpful and friendly staff are happy to let you browse for hours.
  • Hat Hill Gallery – A fine art gallery located in an original 1920’s printing factory, presenting fine contemporary art created by artists of the Blue Mountains region and beyond.
  • Cabin & Co – A beautiful homewares Mountain store with unique pieces. A feast for the eyes in every corner of the store, and a surprise snug serving great coffee.

Eat & Drink

  • The Victory Cafe – A busy Blackheath tradition, is always good for a coffee – inside or out. Has great breakfast and lunch menus.
  • Wattle Cafe – Our favourite for a big, weekend breakfast! Lots of room, great coffee and lovely service.
  • Anonymous Cafe – Anonymous serves excellent coffee as well as lovely food and has a great atmosphere.
  • Vesta Restaurant & Bar – Rustic mountains food, slow cooked in their 120 year old scotch oven. Vesta’s has a bistro style and is a local favourite with a great atmosphere.
  • Ashcrofts Restaurant – Multi award winning restaurant for when you want something special. Has great tasting menus and a diverse wine list. Bookings recommended.
  • Le Siam Thai RestaurantThai Silk – The village has two Thai restaurants – both excellent.
  • Pizza Delish & Piedmont Inn – There are two pizza places in Blackheath. Pizza Delish is great for take aways, lovely thin crust! Piedmont Inn is your classic Italian pizzeria, great pizza and pasta, it has a cozy, traditional feel and is perfect for families.
  • The Ivanhoe & The Gardeners – Both pubs serve meals and have a great mountains atmosphere.
  • This Little Piggy Wiggy – Gorgeous little deli/grocer style shop. Great for cheeses, sliced meats, salads and ready made baguettes/meals.

Sightseeing

  • Blue Gum Forest – A longer day walk is down into the Grose Valley to visit the magnificent Blue Gum Forest. Hat Hill Cottage is probably the best possible place to start your trip.
  • Anvil Rock Lookout – Another popular bush walk close by – our guests love the sunrise photo opportunities. Also Wind Eroded Cave is just a few minutes away – it’s best to visit them both together.
  • Grand Canyon Walk – The Grand Canyon is a historic walk that wends its way though a deep and dark canyon. The walk takes around three hours, but you can cut it shorter. Take your camera – it’s a great experience.
  • Hat Hill – Is a short bush walk that takes you to the top of Hat Hill. It offers 360 degree views from Mount Banks, the Grose Valley and on a clear day even as far as Sydney!
  • Pulpit Rock Lookout & Walk – is a 20 minute walk away from the front door. You can expect fantastic views over much of the Grose Valley. See some of our photos
  • Govetts Leap Lookout – This is the lookout that is most easily accessible by car – you get to see the spectacular Grose River and Valley from the car park. The NPWS visitor centre is also located there.