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Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities. There are maps, books, art, gifts, wifi, coffee and a great virtual reality experience.

Type
Visitor centres
Where
Lyndsay Lane, Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, 2787 - in Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Opening times

9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed on Christmas Day.

Hire this venue

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

Please note
  • 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.
  • Contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for information on tours or bookings

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 Heritage Centre also hosts the permanent 'Outside In' exhibition. Learn about local Aboriginal culture, plants and animals and the fantastic walking tracks around the stunning Grose Valley. There is also a gallery and theatrette for hire. For a unique virtual reality experience, pop on the Oculus Rift VR goggles and travel through one of the world’s most spectacular canyons - Claustral canyon. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes.

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

  • Blue tongue lizard. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    Blue Mountains reptile day

    Get up close to live reptiles at reptile day in Blue Mountains National Park. Join the festivities as we commemorate National Threatened Species Day during this fun family event near Blackheath.

  • An Aboriginal Discovery ranger paints a snake in ochre on a boy's arm. Photo: Paul Watkins/OEH

    Cultural art day for teens

    If you're a creative teen interested in Aboriginal culture, book for this art activity at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath. Led by an Aboriginal Discovery ranger, get ready to be inspired!

  • Bushwalker looking out at sweeping views, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH

    Essential bush skills for teens

    Ever wondered how to thrive in the bush? Learn some essential bush skills on this 2km walk for teens at Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park.

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

    Virtual reality canyoning experience

    Use virtual reality goggles to explore Claustral Canyon when you visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath. Get up close to spectacular waterfalls and wildlife in the Blue Mountains. 

  • Aboriginal Discovery tour. Photo: Bob Peters/OEH

    WilderQuest Circle time: Blue Mountains

    Don't miss the chance to learn about Aboriginal culture on this fun WilderQuest adventure. Led by an NPWS Aboriginal ranger, we'll create some traditional craft using resources straight from the bush. 

  • A gumtree painting in Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Chris Tobin/NPWS

    WilderQuest Tree painting and art day

    Get creative these school holidays. Join in the WilderQuest fun of tree painting at Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park.

 

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
Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH