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Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

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
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.

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

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

    Bush survival skills for teens

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

  • 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!

  • Aerial view of smoke plumes from a coastal hazard reduction burn. Photo: John  Lugg/OEH

    Junior Rangers: Fire safety awareness

    Love being in the bush? Want to know more about nature? Be part of the Junior Rangers in 2019. On this activity near Blackheath, you'll learn about staying safe around fire in different situations.

  • 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. 

  • A small campfire containing wood and ash. Photo: Allan McLean/OEH

    WilderQuest Billy tea with a bushman

    Are you keen to roast a marshmallow over a campfire? Join the WilderQuest fun these school holidays and listen to stories in Blue Mountains National Park.

  • 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. 

  •  Bee in wattle flower. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    WilderQuest The buzz on bees

    Join the WilderQuest crew for a fun and interactive morning to discover more about our friendly native bees. We'll take a short walk to discover some of their favourite plants.

  • 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.

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