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Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath provides visitor information on history and activities in the park, Aboriginal heritage, as well as educational displays and souvenirs, of Blue Mountains National Park.

Type
Visitor centres
Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Opening times

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is open:

  • 9am–4.30pm daily
  • Closed on Christmas Day
Hire this venue

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is available for events and function hire.

Please note
  • For tours or bookings, contact Blue Mountains (Blackheath) park office on (02) 4787 8877.
  • If you're planning a long hike or visiting a remote part of the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness, drop into the visitor centre to complete a trip intention form and hire a PLB.

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is a great place to stop and find out what’s on offer in the Blue Mountains. Located near Blackheath, discover all you need to know about the activities and history that make Blue Mountains National Park one of Australia’s most popular and famous destinations.

Perfect for groups and completely wheelchair-accessible, the visitor centre hosts an interactive educational display, video screenings, gallery and a theatrette for hire. Learn about the Aboriginal heritage and local history - including plants and animals - of this unique World Heritage region.

A great pit stop on a family day trip, Fairfax Heritage walking track starts here and leads to the picnic area and scenic views of nearby Govetts Leap lookout. The more adventurous will also find detailed guides and maps for long walks to remote areas such as Acacia Flat campground.

Looking for a unique Australian-made gift? Browse the centre for souvenirs, clothing and books.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Claustral Canyon, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Michael Breer.

    Sneak peek – virtual reality canyon experience

    Come and explore Claustral Canyon though a unique virtual reality experience. You’ll also get to meet the creators and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath.

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Blue Mountains trip intention form

Are you planning a long hike, off-track or overnight adventure, or visiting a remote part of the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness? We recommend you fill in a trip intention form and carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) for your safety. Find out more about the trip intention form.

Mt Hay, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

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Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan