BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre is co-located with the new Katoomba Library.
The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains.
Built on the highest point in Katoomba with panoramic views of the World Heritage area, it links the main shopping precinct on Katoomba Street through enhanced pedestrian connections.
Being the first publicly owned and managed, purpose designed facility of the arts to be constructed in the Blue Mountains, it is expected that the development will significantly contribute to the improvement of the economic health and cultural vitality of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding regions.
Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday + Sunday – 10am – 4pm
Public Holidays – 10am – 2pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Enquiries: 02 4780 5410
Address: Parke Street, Katoomba
NATIONAL TRUST NORMAN LINDSAY GALLERY AND MUSEUM
The Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum Shop is operated by The National Trust and dedicated to providing visitors to this property, and Web Site, with the opportunity to purchase original and authenticated facsimile reproductions of Norman Lindsay's work. Original Woodblock Prints, Limited Edition Watercolour Prints and Facsimile Etchings are displayed within the Gallery Shop pages. Books and publications by Norman Lindsay and about Norman Lindsay's work are also represented and available for purchase.
Address: 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge
Enquiries: 02 4751 1067
JOSOPHAN’S FINE CHOCOLATE SHOP
Created onsite in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Josophan’s chocolates are made with beautiful FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED Belgian couverture chocolate. We are passionate about our fresh chocolates at Josophan's, and refuse to compromise quality to extend the shelf life of our chocolates. Our chocolates, being freshly made, without the use of artificial flavours or preservatives. Josophan’s fine chocolates are handcrafted … with a belief that the way we treat our chocolate ultimately benefits the end product
Address: 132 Leura Mall, Leura
Enquiries: 02 4784 2031
FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK
Featherdale Wildlife Park at Doonside (near Blacktown) is Sydney’s ultimate interactive wildlife experience. The Park is conveniently located just 40mins from Sydney’s CBD and is en route to the famous Blue Mountains. Winner of Major Tourist Attraction Award at the Tourism NSW Awards in 2009. Cuddle up to a koala and hand feed a kangaroo at any time of day.
Situated on 7 acres of natural bush setting and home to the world’s largest collection of Australian native animals, you are able to get up close and personal with over 2,200 animals from more than 330 different species. Cuddle up to a koala, hand feed kangaroos, emus & wallabies at any time of the day. Meet 'Ngukhur' a 4 1/2 metre saltwater crocodile, visit the Ghost Bat & Bilby Nocturnal Exhibit, Farmyard Nursery, Reptilian Pavilion, Tasmanian devils, dingos, echidnas, wombats, little penguins, a diverse range of birds and much more. A cafe, BBQ & picnic facilities are available as well as an award winning souvenir shop. Featherdale is ideally suited for young and old alike as the park is level throughout and provides both baby changing and disabled facilities.
Hours of operation: Open daily 9am-5pm.
Address: 217 – 229 Kildare Road, Doonside (near Blacktown)
Phone: 02 9622 1644
Directions: Via the M7 or M4: Take the Wallgrove Road exit and follow the brown tourist signs straight to the park.