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Essential bush skills for teens

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Essential bush skills for teens.

Getting there and parking

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park.

To get there from Sydney:

  • Turn right off Great Western Highway, at Blackheath traffic lights, into Govetts Leap Road.
  • Drive for 2.5km. After passing through the park entrance, take the second exit from the roundabout
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Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is available. Coach parking is available for groups.

By public transport

The visitor centre is around 3km from Blackheath train station. It's a 30min walk via Govetts Leap Road, or take bus 698 to the visitor centre. Visit for timetables.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - medium

The walk will move down to Govetts Leap picnic area which has grassy slopes, exposed tree roots and dirt. 

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Park info

Visitor centre

Sandstone escarpment above Grose Valley, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall