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Discover the Blue Mountains, Sydney’s backyard playground.

A World Heritage-listed wilderness where ancient rock formations cast their golden glow over vast canyons carpeted in eucalypts.

A natural wonderland where waterfalls plummet into valleys clad with rainforest, and breathtaking views stretch to the hazy blue horizon.

A region where quaint, historic villages nestle amongst trees painted with the colours of the seasons, and creativity is inspired by the bounty of nature.

Experience wonders at Scenic World, where the glasstopped carriages of the Scenic Railway take you on a heartstopping ride into the depths of the Jamison Valley;  take a bushwalk along clifftops to spectacular lookouts; and discover unique cultural experiences, from ancient Aboriginal sites to modern street art.

Relax and take a stroll through the World Heritage listed National Park, or perhaps indulge in a slow lunch with a great glass of wine – there are so many choices, you’ll wish you’d stayed longer!

Now is the time to visit and see what makes this place so special.

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So many places to stay

Plenty of things to do

March 16th, - June 1st, 2023

Join professional forager Diego Bonetto as he takes you and your family on a forest walk, uncovering the details of where to look, when to move and how to harvest edible mushrooms.

Part treasure hunt, part ecological awakening, this experience is like no other. The activity has been treasured for generations by the eastern European and Mediterranean cultures in Australia, making it a seasonal must-do to share stories and learn recipes.

Expect: a cheerful trip, a learning experience, outing in the magical pine forest, and take home all the mushrooms that you find.

What to bring: suitable clothing and shoes, water and snacks, a knife and a basket and your camera.

What we will do: You will meet in Hampton at 8:45 am and you will drive to the forest location together. They will provide a thorough tutorial on the what/how/where of mushroom foraging, you will visit 2/3 different locations, you will collect mushrooms and they will quality control everyone’s harvest. You can take pictures and selfies with the loot.
BBQ tasting of fresh mushrooms fried in oil with garlic and served with parsley and artisan sourdough, in the forest.

Too many mushrooms to go home with? You will have a box each to bring home your lot!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

Race one of Australia’s most iconic MTB endurance races! 24-hour mountain bike racing is the ultimate test of endurance and at the Jetblack 24 Hour, you will race alongside Australia's and the World's most successful 24 Hour MTB Endurance racers!

We race in Rydal’s Lidsdale State Forest near Lithgow - enjoy the kind of camaraderie and weekend that’s all about MTB racing that you’ll never forget! There is loads of space to camp and have that team base right next to your car and right in the middle of the event village!

Tackle the classic 24 Hour solo categories and our team riders decide how many laps each person rides – do one or a whole bunch in pairs, threes, fours or teams of six. If 24 hours sound a bit too big or you’re looking to introduce someone new to the sport we have a 6+6hr event that could suit you! Awesome vibe to race for 6hrs on Saturday, then get to rest overnight from 6pm. Re-start at 6am as the sun rises.

Dive into the so-iconic Rocky Trail race atmosphere with DJ, great food and big smiles all around! Free kids race and there are nice day trips to do in the region! The perfect event for a challenging yet social MTB getaway!

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Don’t miss this amazing unique experience world rhythmic dance party event!

Rhythm Hunters are back again with their biggest show of the past years, with Rhythm Underground's return at The Jenolan Caves.

Rhythm Hunters have held eight concerts in the arch, and the event has seen 4000+ people to witness Frenetic Shamanic Dance, Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Master Riley Lee, thunderous Japanese drums, traditional music from Indonesia, electronic beats, drum and didge with Wild Marmalade and of course the enigmatic percussion master Nicky Bomba. It‘s like an organic dance party in the largest underground caves systems in the world.

Rhythm Hunters are a dynamite force combining music from Indonesia, Japan, West Africa and Australia. Cutting edge physical drumming, subtle electronics, western horns, Asian flute, tuned bells, synth effects, deep grooves and ethereal soundscapes combine, making them one of Australia’s most exciting music groups.

The ‘Wow’ factor comes from the dramatic physical movement spectacle originally influenced by Taiko drumming.

Rhythm Hunters new world tribal music has a reverence and a love of tradition that transcends age and genre. Incorporating power, pizzaz, funk, innovation and old school discipline that is delicately channelled into their irresistible sound and sweet Indo-Pacific Grooves.

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Join Ash as he sings all your favourites and new songs from his most personal, and arguably his finest, album yet Shout Into The Noise.

Ash Grunwald is one of Australia’s most successful blues musicians ever, with six top 50 albums and two APRA Awards. In addition, he’s been nominated for five ARIA Awards and four AIR Awards, and he was named Best International Act at the LA Music Critic Awards in 2014.

Following his top-10 collaboration with Josh Teskey, 2020’s Push The Blues Away, Ash Grunwald delivers his newest album Shout Into The Noise.

Working with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Lachlan Bostock from Mansionair, Ash has crafted the finest album of his career.

In 2019, Ash published his first book, Surf by Day, Jam by Night, which combined his two passions – music and surfing. He's also launched his podcast 'Soulful Conversations' which is aimed at candid soulful conversations with musicians, surfers and people through all walks of life.

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