Oberon is not your average small rural country town.
It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and shows a healthy rate of growth and activity in economic cultural, social and recreational development.
Oberon’s proximity to the world heritage listed Jenolan Caves and greater Blue Mountains national parks system also contributes to the continuing growth of the area.
The Oberon Council recognises the importance of supporting the community by facilitating the maintenance of this rate of growth wherever possible.
The Blue Mountains Accommodation Booking Service operates seven days a week with access to over 200 properties in a broad range of categories.
Call in to view a comprehensive range of brochures, maps and various information booklets available, while knowledgeable helpful staff can help you with enquiries on accommodation, activities, special events, transport and other questions.
BlueMountainsAustralia.com showcases the Blue Mountains region online.
Winner of a Silver Award for Tourism Marketing at the 2008 NSW Tourism Awards, the website was established in 1996 setting a standard of excellence in NSW for regional portals promoting tourism, accommodation, local businesses, and community groups.
TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute provides customised and flexible vocational education and training services to over 90,000 students every year from the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Western Sydney and by distance through the Open Training and Education Network (OTEN), plus training for international students in its Colleges and off shore in the South Pacific. At Blue Mountains College, WSI offers courses in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Business Services and IT, Beauty and Massage, Outdoor Recreation, Community Services and General Education through two campuses at Wentworth Falls and Katoomba. They offer services to businesses including skills gaps analysis and can deliver training in the workplace, at Colleges and online. WSI has a reputation for excellence recognised through industry, state and national awards and in 2009 was named the NSW Large Training Provider of the Year.
Glenbrook village is situated at the Gateway to the Blue Mountains, offering a pleasant welcome to visitors with its boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, arts crafts and retail shops.
The Village is situated on the edge of Glenbrook Park and close to the entry to Blue Mountains National Park. The Chamber represents a range of local businesses.
Town Centre Arcade, 81 - 83 Katoomba Street, KatoombaNSW2780
Biznet is the Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Blue Mountains and has over 200 members. Our mission is to unite a diverse range of businesses to provide opportunities for business growth through networking, building friendships and professional development. We do this with monthly networking events, regular business skills workshops, annual business expo, mentoring programs and the annual business awards. For information.
Since 1991 the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School has been providing international qualifications in Hospitality and Tourism Management to over 3,000 graduates, many now in senior Management positions worldwide. Their graduates are in great demand in industry because, they adopt the Swiss hotel school model of teaching and learning, with the approach to education that develops the whole person – their knowledge, their attitude and their skills – and provides them with a realistic view of their career and industry expectations.
Their residential multinational campus, located in the stunning Blue Mountains in Leura is an ideal environment to learn about different cultures, develop understanding and make life long friendships - a great introduction to a global booming industry and a valuable graduate network.
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School was honoured to win the Tourism Education and Training award at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
The Blue Mountains local government area covers 143,000 hectares of land in the Greater Sydney Region. About 70 per cent of the area is incorporated into the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park, with approximately 11 per cent of the total land area in private ownership and available for human settlement. The resident population for the Blue Mountains in the year 2006 was 73,084 people who lived in, or in the vicinity of, 27 towns and villages.
Blue Mountains Connections was established with a view to creating a professional conference and event management agency in the Blue Mountains. By involving several key organizations, they specialise in creating professional conferences and events utilizing unique, boutique and unusual venues and operators in the region. Creative services also include Business Programs, Team Building Activities, Tours and Transport and unique experiences.
Lotza Signs design manufacture, supply and install only the highest quality visual products. They can help your business grow or transform your shopfront almost any way imaginable through signage, design and clever visual solutions. Call them to discuss your signage needs for your business or proposed event in the Blue Mountains.
Aboriginal Culture & Resource Centre develops activities and programs that bring Aboriginal people together, advocates for social justice and rights, works with local services to assist in program development, supports and resources activities that are initiated by local ATSI people as requested.
02 4782 6569
02 4782 4349
49 Sayers Street, LawsonNSW2783
Bad Dog Production offers Event Management, Video & Web Production, Sound, Lighting and Staging in the Blue Mountains. Rosa Del Ponte's experience as an events co-ordinator and film production manager will ensure your project runs smoothly. She has produced national events and media campaigns including Planet Ark's National Tree Day, Good Vibrations, Barcardi product launches and Streets Ice cream rebranding.
The Oberon Plateau Tourism Association works in conjunction with The Oberon Council to promote the Oberon area and provide quality information to both residents as well as visitors.
The friendly Visitor Information Centre is co-located with the Oberon CTC Centre on the corner of Ross Street and Edith Road Oberon. The centre provides internet access along with information on the Oberon Plateau and beyond.
Since 1991 the Blue Mountains Accommodation Association, has been committed to providing quality assured standards, expert local knowledge and guest satisfaction.
BMAA members meet regularly to work to promote co-operation between the accommodation industry and other organizations and businesses within the region.
They have developed a web site exclusively for its members to showcase their wide range of properties.
iMAG is your local monthly magazine for Tourists, Travellers and Locals. While it circulates from Sydney to Dubbo, its central focus is on the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.
iMAG encourages enjoyment of our natural heritage, exploration of our history and lists markets, events, shows and festivals and provides accurate maps.
iMAG works with local business to inspire and improve, is inspired by art and educational achievement.
They are passionate about tourism and local information, striving to improve by networking together, with our clients, with Visitor Information Centres and with Tourism associations.
Australia’s only national writers’ centre, Varuna’s purpose is to identify and develop the best new Australian writing, providing writers with residential space, professional development and pathways to publication via selective programs and innovative partnerships.
Varuna organizes the Sydney Writers’ Festival Blue Mountains Program usually held during May every year.
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Hobby's Reach & Tarella
99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth FallsNSW2782
The Blue Mountains Historical Society was established in 1946 by the Blue Mountains County Council, later moving to the historic cottage Tarella which is now used as a museum open to the public several times a year.
The historic Tarella and Hobby's Reach Research Centre are two hidden treasures situated on the original road over the Blue Mountains constructed by William Cox in 1814. The Society are entirely volunteers and run monthly meetings where a speaker gives a talk of historical interest.
WorldHeritageArt.com is an online portal showcasing works inspired by the natural beauty, diversity and spirit of these remarkable places. The artworks featured online include paintings, sculptures, glass, photography, ceramics and prints.
A minor production (Glenbrook) brands and promotes carefully chosen destinations in the Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney Area. Our goal is to capture the essence and experience of each destination. We engage in long-term marketing campaigns, building and distributing promotional vehicles to a diverse audience through mixed media – print publications and websites combined with a robust distribution channel.
Blue Mountains Getaway & Blue Mountains Accommodation Centre
3 / 208 The Mall, LeuraNSW2780
Blue Mountains Accommodation Centre has been operating for 10 years at Leura and offers Blue Mountains Getaways with approximately 100 different properties located within the Blue Mountains area.
Through their website, accommodation of Self Contained and Bed and Breakfasts properties are easy to find and well illustrated with up to 20 photographs and some with virtual tours.
Booking can be made easily on-line as soon as you find your dream stay.
The website also features local attractions, links to local businesses, travel tips and specials.
If further help is need please ring their friendly staff at 4784 222 – Monday to Friday
Katoomba & Upper Blue Mountains Bendigo Community Bank
117 Katoomba Street, KatoombaNSW2780
The local Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank opened in Katoomba at the end of 2009 and provides the full range of private and commercial banking services offered by all major banks. However, their distinguishing feature is their commitment to returning at least 80% of the profits generated back into sponsoring much needed community services in the Upper Mountains. In communities of a similar size Bendigo Bank Community Branches have been able to provide around $200,000 per year in sponsorships while the volunteer board, management and staff at the Upper Blue Mountains branch are working towards achieving this milestone.
Open - Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm,
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Offbeat Ceremonies offers you a range of celebrations from weddings and hand fastings, vow renewals, GLBTI and queer commitment ceremonies, naming days for children and adults, Wheel of the Year celebrations, pet ceremonies, and funerals.
Book Blue Mountains offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and all tastes. Stay at 4.5 star luxury to 3 star affordability. There is really something for every local Australian and overseas visitor. Our primary service is to give holiday makers and tourists an online Blue Mountains accommodation booking service with availability. This site has a new Blue Mountains directory built to give visitors, tourist and guests to the Blue Mountains a resource to find out about the glorious and adventurous things to do in the Blue Mountains.
Mayfield Gardens is one of the largest privately owned cool climate gardens in the world. It is nestled within a 5000 acre working farm near Oberon in the Central West Tablelands of New South Wales.
This garden currently has restricted public open dates and only open a few weekends per year.
Theatresports® is all about the fun of improvised theatre-games.
This worldwide phenomenon has been in Australia for over 25 years… and Theatresports® Blue Mountains brings entertaining improvised shows and terrific workshops to everyone who is visiting or lives in the region. If you are looking for some light-hearted live entertainment perhaps you would like to check out the next ‘Ham Stakes’ show.
R A Lawrence Blue Mountains Lifestyle Properties was launched in October 2001 with a goal to provide a totally ethical and consumer focused Real Estate agency that challenges the way a typical franchise Real Estate office operates. They focus on consumer satisfaction, ethical practices, along with state of the art digital technology, culminating in high service and positive results.
Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend away or an action packed week with family or friends, Blue Mountains Escapes can help find you the perfect place to stay and caters for a wide range of budgets for self contained accommodation in Blackheath, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Mount Victoria. Visit our website to check availability, tariffs, specials or make an on-line booking, alternatively you can give our friendly staff a call on (02) 4787 8231.
Monica Vince and her neighbour Katie Bird share a common passion for presenting and sharing fresh food using local seasonal produce and presented with flair and distinction through their new catering business available in your own home or at business functions. Available for - dinner parties at home to impress your guests, business lunches held at interesting venues such as local wineries, small to medium weddings, garden parties and catering for weekenders.
Looking for a romantic quiet weekend away or a festive action packed week with family or friends? ACCOMMODATED has the perfect place for you to stay.
Our properties have been personally selected and vetted to meet ACCOMMODATED’s high standard of cleanliness, comfort and aesthetics, whilst providing a comprehensive range of unique and delightful homes to suit the requirements of your next holiday. Each property comes with its own distinctive character and charm combined with a functionality to make your holiday one to remember.
ACCOMMODATED offers outstanding service that is exemplified by no booking fees and our commitment to personally answer your enquiries 7 days a week to find the perfect accommodation to match your needs.
At ACCOMMODATED, we strive to greater lengths to always ensure customer satisfaction and that you have the experience of a Home Away From Home.
Publish! Blue Mountains is a business cluster of publishing and related industries operating in the greater Blue Mountains area. They provide local organisations the opportunity to ‘Buy Local’ when sourcing services from our industry.
By working together they make it easier to manage tendering and projects, and provide a level of quality assurance.
The principle purpose of the cluster is to foster economic growth and employment in the region. Two of the ways we will achieve this are by retaining business currently sourced outside the region and attracting new business ventures to the area.
The funniest dining experience you will ever have full of Mystery, Laughter and Intrigue
Want to impress your friends with a totally ORIGINAL dining experience in your own home or venue or in one of our locations around Sydney. We have everything from a haunted house to sea view restaurants.
Perfect for Groups of 10 to 300 for Hens Nights, Xmas Parties, Corporate Functions, Fund Raising and Weekends away
Entertainment Blue Mountains is the live theatre and entertainment provider for the region. With our annual Yulefest Blue Mountains events, regular children's shows and corporate entertainment services, you'll always be entertained when you visit the Blue Mountains.