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Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities.

Visitor centres
270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785 - in Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
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

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

  • Aboriginal tool, didgeridoo and boomerang. Photo: Cherie Shanks/OEH

    Aboriginal games for kids: Blackheath

    Looking for a fun-filled kids’ activity these school holidays? Learn to play a range of Aboriginal games at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, near Blackheath.

  • A yellow and black bee sitting on a yellow wattle plant with green wattle leaves in background. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    Bush alive: The buzz on bees

    Buzz along to the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath these school holidays and learn about our wonderful native bees.

  • Junior ranger adventure at Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Junior ranger: Navigation adventure at Blackheath

    These school holidays, come along on this 2hr adventure, starting at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath.

  • Blue Mountains water skink, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Geoff Swan © DPIE

    Leaping lizards: Blackheath

    Do you love lizards? Join in the reptile fun at Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park. You’ll get to explore their habitat and find out how you can help to protect our reptiles.


Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

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