Perched near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, the town of Blackheath is the ideal destination to bask in the crisp mountain air, take long leisure walks, and delight in breathtaking panoramic views.
Blackheath is flanked by the historic towns of Katoomba and Mount Victoria, situated 120 kilometres or a two-hour drive away from the Sydney central business district. With an elevation of 1,065 metres above sea level, snow falls on Blackheath during the winter season with an average maximum temperature of 9 to 10 °C.
Highlight attractions of Blackheath include the stunning scenery laid out at Govett’s Leap Lookout, Evans Lookout, Grose Valley, and Hargreaves Lookout. From bed and breakfasts to holiday houses, Blackheath features an array of accommodations that would make your stay at the Blue Mountains worthwhile.
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Where to stay in Blackheath
Spanning 28 acres of greenery and lush bushland, Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges is a vast European-inspired estate that offers relaxation and leisure amidst Blackheath’s beautiful, serene spaces. Seven cottages, inclusive of two Garden Suites and two Loft Rooms, await families, friends, and colleagues on a Blue Mountains retreat. The cottages are designed to evoke a sophisticated feel of the Hamptons—adorned with refined, curated set of furnishings. The suites open to finely trimmed gardens and broad landscapes. A day spa, communal lounge, conference or function facilities, and bar are all present to provide the guests of Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges utmost convenience and recreation during their Blue Mountains visit.
Located across the sweeping Blackheath Golf Course, Brantwood Cottage offers luxurious accommodations for families and friends up to six. Built in the 1920s, Brantwood Cottage is a beautifully restored French-style home that boasts a blend of a quaint, rustic appeal and contemporary finishes. The self-contained cottage features three bedrooms furnished with queen size beds, comfy duvets, en suite bathrooms, built in cabinets, premium linens and towels, and lavender bath salts. Brantwood Cottage is situated closely to renowned sites such as Govett’s Leap, Pope’s Glen, and Evan’s Lookout.
Ten minutes away from Katoomba, Comfort Inn Redleaf Resort stands upon two acres of Blackheath grounds. The inn is a stone’s throw away from the Blackheath Golf Course and set at the center of the Blue Mountains’ sought after attractions. A total of 46 well-appointed rooms and suites are ready to accommodate several guests seeking a leisurely visit at the Blue Mountains. For an even memorable stay at the Blue Mountains, Comfort Inn Redleaf Resort is outfitted with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, games room, restaurant, and lounge bar with piano and fireplace.
Situated in a secluded bushland, Blackheath Glen Tourist Park is the best Blue Mountains accommodation choice for nature lovers. A two-time Awards of Excellence winner, Blackheath Glen fulfils the travellers’ much needed Blue Mountains getaway from the daily hustle and bustle of the urban life. The accommodation options vary from large, powered caravans to self-contained cabins that include a budget option, modern two-bedroom, and three-bedroom. Guests in pursuit of bush camping can choose to stay at Blackheath Glen’s grassy, unpowered camping site. Although isolated, Blackheath Glen Tourist Park is a quick stroll away from pristine parks, distinct art galleries, well-loved bookshops, and cosy cafes.
Backpackers in the Blue Mountains
The cheapest, and generally oldest, types of Blue Mountains hotels are the backpacker hostels that dot the region. For almost next to nothing, guests can enjoy a shared room, and a host of clean amenities at a majority of backpacker inns and resorts. Well equipped community kitchens and leisure areas are just some of the facilities offered by these hostels and guesthouses.