Things to See & Do

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Travel Made Me Do It

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! 

WALK

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

RUN

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.

CYCLE

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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ReYOUvenate

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT

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

DAY SPAS

 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:

Aspara Day Spa 

Ubika Spa

Blue Mountains Sparadise Japanese Bath House and Spa

 

YOGA

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, Katoomba

Happy Buddha Yoga, Wentworth Falls

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

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

 
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Time Travel

Art Deco / Vintage vibe - decades

Aboriginal history - thousands

Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Tharawal, Darkinjung and Wiradjuri people are the traditional custodians of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. 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 of red, yellow and white, which combine to make an overwhelming collage. Standing in front of this art is a highly emotive experience, and it’s impossible not to be transported back hundreds of years.

Jenolan Caves - millions

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

Pictured: Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook

 
Australian School of Mountaineering - Butterbox

Vertical Views

 Rockclimbing

Canyoning 

Abseiling

High'n'Wild

Blue Mountains Adventure Co

Australian School Mountaineering

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

Pictured: Australian School Mountaineering, Butterbox Canyon

 
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Change of Art

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 ;)

Springwood

Braemar Gallery

 

Faulconbridge

The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum

Loviz Arts

Wentworth Falls

Falls Gallery

Katoomba

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, including the Into the Blue exhibition about the region

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John Wilson Gallery

Lost Bear Gallery

Rex Livingston

Blackheath

Day Gallery

Heritage Centre - virtual reality Claustral Canyon and an exhibition space

 

Mount Victoria

Gary P Hayes Photography
 

Hartley

Talisman Gallery
 

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

Pictured: GalleryOne88 Fine Arts

Leura Garage photo by David Hill

Foodie Feasts

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...and after rapturous day, head back to No.14 to relax.

Pictured: Leura Garage, by David Hill

 
 
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Live Beats

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...and after a refined or rowdy gig, head back to No.14 to rest.

Pictured: Live Music promos at Station Bar, Katoomba

 
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Unique Treats

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...and after a day of retail therapy, head back to No.14 to reset.

 

Pictured: Black Antiques (to change to ??)

 
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Locals Know How

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...and after a remarkable day, head back to No.14 to relax.

 

Pictured: Blue Mountains Walkabout

 
Jenolan Caves

More Days

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, there is only one option for you and that is CDC Tours who have a daily trip that leaves from outside The Carrington Hotel at 1030am and doesn't get back until 5pm. In that time, you can get a maximum of two cave tours, as the set tour times need to be worked into the bus leaves for the return trip at 3.30pm. 

If you self drive then you have more flexibility of course. 

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

Pictured: Jenolan Caves day trip

 
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Learn

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...and after a day of revelation, head back to No.14 to review.

 

Pictured: Ron, Talisman Gallery, runs blacksmith workshops

 
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Special Events

Throughout the year, pending COVID that has knocked most things off the calendar. Looking hopeful for things to return in 2022. 

January - Lady Luck Festival  

February - Ukulele Festival, Elvis Festival

March - Blue Mountains Music Festival, Six Foot Track Marathon

April - Mt Solitary Ultra, Ironfest (Lithgow), Sculpture at Scenic World, Autumn colour

May - Ultra Train Australia, Lithglow (Lithgow)

June - Winter Magic Festival, Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon

July - Yulefest / Christmas in July

August - Wines of the West, signs of Spring start

September - Leura Gardens Festival (Sep/Oct)

October - Oktoberfest, Lithgow Halloween, Blue Mountains Writers Festival

November - Rhododendron Festival

December - Christmas and NYE celebrations

And, as always, after all types of recreation, head back to no.14 to rest!

Pictured: Subversive Femme @ Lady Luck Festival