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Things to See & Do

The famous World Heritage listed natural wonders of the Blue Mountains National Park, walks and adventures in the great outdoors are truly awesome - but that's not all! In fact, Annette has written a book on all the other wonderful experiences awaiting you in the Blue Mountains. Get your copy of Out of the Blue as the essential guide to tours, workshops, guided adventures, eats & drinks, shopping, slow fashion, creative communities...

A to B and See
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A to B and See


Walk, run, cycle; however you get from A to B you'll see some spectacular World Heritage listed scenery along the way! 


Check National Parks website for alerts on track work, closed areas etc. 


With many running events throughout the year, the biggest of all has to be Ultra Trail Australia. We sell out as soon as they announce the each year's dates (well before tickets go on sale). Check Running Wild for other BM events.


BYO or hire a bike and self guided tour from Blue Mountains Biking Adventures. They also have E-Bike tours, motor to assist you when you are pedalling, so you don’t have to rely solely on your own power. You can cover 15 to 65km on an e-bike!

...and after a day rambling, racing, or riding; head back to No.14 to recharge.

Pictured: Dan & Beck, @travelmademedoit

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Disconnect from hectic modern life and reconnect with nature. Spending time in nature is known to decrease stress and promote wellbeing. There is no shortage of meditative landscapes to enjoy in the Blue Mountains! As well as bushwalks, you can explore the famous gardens such as Everglades in Leura, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Mt Tomah, Mt Wilson gardens, or Mayfield Gardens


Whether after getting out and about on the trails, or just spend your whole trip being pampered, There are several options for you to reYOU in the Mountains.

Just a few minutes walk from No.14 is Spa Sublime. Private, secluded and exquisitely beautiful, the multi-award winning Spa Sublime is a wonderful day spa experience.

Other options:

Apsara Day Spa 

Ubika Spa

Blue Mountains Sparadise Japanese Bath House and Spa


You may be a yoga teacher who wants to use No.14 as your base for a getaway (as Sharka Yoga often does, while hiring The Inner Space studio for her classes), or just like to attend casual classes or workshops at local studios as part of your getaway:

Blue Mountains Iyengar Yoga Studio, Blackheath

Happy Buddha Yoga, Wentworth Falls

Kalimna @ Kurrara Guesthouse, Katoomba, Evelyn runs a regular Sat/Sun classes and you can hire her studio.


Blue Mountains Sauna is a public Finnish sauna and cold plunge for all genders and ages, located in Leura. At the rear of the LostLane building, which includes cafe, skate shop & ramp, and indoor rock climbing gym. 

...and after a restorative day, head back to No.14 to reflect.

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Art Deco / Vintage vibe - decades

Jenolan Caves - millions

Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world's oldest caves - one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world.

Aboriginal history - thousands

Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Tharawal, Darkinjung and Wiradjuri people are the traditional custodians of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. No.14 Lovel St is on Gundungurra Country. Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal land. 

Red Hands Cave in Blue Mountains National Park is one of the best showcases of Aboriginal rock art in the Blue Mountains. It's reached via Red Hands Cave loop walking track. Although it’s thought to have been painted between 500 and 1600 years ago, you can still see the vibrant, earthy colours

19th-20th Century - Victorian & Art Deco

The 'Grand Old Lady' of the Blue Mountains, The Carrington is a local landmark. It proudly stands as the only 19th-century grand resort hotel still in operation in New South Wales.


Owning a car was a luxury. In 1927, one in every four Australian families was fortunate enough to own a car. This meant that Sydneysiders had the opportunity to escape the city for a fabulous weekend in Katoomba, which was nicknamed the 'Playground of the Commonwealth'. There are many examples of Victorian and Art Deco architecture throughout the Mountains. It's also a vintage lovers shopping paradise with so many vintage and antique stores to explore.

...and after day of revisiting times gone by, head back to No.14 to rest.

Pictured: Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook

Time Travel
Australian School of Mountaineering - Butterbox


With its breathtaking views, rockclimbing, canyoning, and abseiling are perfect activities for the outdoor enthusiast in the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Listed site, and for good reason. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something new to discover every time you visit. So grab your gear and get ready to explore the magnificent Blue Mountains in a whole new way.

Check out these local experts:

  • Australian School of Mountaineering

  • Blue Mountains Adventure Co

  • Blue Mountains Climbing School

  • High'n'Wild

...and after a rugged day, head back to No.14 to recharge.

Pictured: Australian School Mountaineering, Butterbox Canyon

Vertical Views
Change of Art
Street Art Walk Katoomba


The Blue Mountains has long been an inspiration for all kinds of artists. Galleries of local artists abound. Just walking around our neighbourhoods, you'll find street art gems; including the dedicated Street Art Walk. If art's not your thing, it's a great option for rainy days... and you might just find what art IS your thing ;)


Hare St Gallery


Braemar Gallery


The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum

Wentworth Falls

Falls Gallery


Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, including the Into the Blue exhibition Gallery NWC

John Wilson Gallery

Lost Bear Gallery

Rex Livingston


Day Gallery

Mount Victoria

Gary P Hayes Photography


Talisman Gallery

...and after a rich day, head back to No.14 to reflect.

Pictured: The Street Art Walk

Jenolan Caves


Jenolan Caves

Many people come to the Mountains with the misconception that Jenolan Caves is closer to Katoomba. The Caves are about 1.5 hours' drive from Katoomba. If you don't have your own car, at the moment there is no other way to get there

...and after a day of roaming, head back to No.14 to recharge.

Pictured: Jenolan Caves day trip

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