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The Blue Mountains is a place of four distinct seasons.  Come and enjoy every one in a different way.


Summertime Activities

Escape to a wonderland of warm balmy days with cool summer nights. Picnic beside our beautiful waterfalls, stroll through lush fern gullies and discover the romance of a Blue Mountains summer.

Summer in the Blue Mountains spells outdoor activities in abundance, offering countless opportunities to keep cool and have fun. The National Parks and Wildlife service offer a highly successful series of guided walks to suit anyone from the most casual stroller to the dedicated hiker.

There are four fine golf courses in the Mountains and it is easy to get a game on any of them.



Colours of Autumn

The Australian bush doesn't show seasonal changes in the same dramatic ways as the softer vegetation of Europe, but in the wonderful temperate gardens that grow in the mild climate of the Mountains, the variation in colour is spectacular.

In Autumn the gardens are at their glorious best. You will see the flaming reds, russet browns and golds in close contrast with the rich colours of the native trees and flowers.

Above all it's a time for crisp mornings, days that are just made for a round of golf, a game of tennis or a brisk walk in the bush and the evenings are cool.



Winter Escapes

The Blue Mountains comes alive with Yulefest celebrations from June to August. A winter festive tradition of fine food and entertainment in a cosy friendly atmosphere. Many of you visitors who remember a Northern Hemisphere Christmas return each year to enjoy the Mountain hospitality of Yulefest.

Establishments around the Blue Mountains celebrate with turkey, ham, puddings, mulled wine, roaring log fires, decorations, carol singing and sometimes even a visit from Santa.

A winter holiday in the Mountains can combine all the things for which the area is famous - crisp mountain air, clear starry nights, breathtaking views, picturesque bushwalks and antique shops full of charm and nostalgia. And if you're lucky you might even find snow.



Springtime Splendour

All over the mountains, creative gardeners have made the most of the temperate conditions to plant trees, shrubs and flowers that thrive in cool climates. It's the combination of these exotics with the wonderful natural bushland of the Mountains that makes the area so special.

Spring is a prime time to see this treasure house of nature. With the end of winter, the deciduous trees and shrubs once again sprout leaves and spring blossoms burst out in a rainbow of colours. This is the time of the famous Spring Garden Festivals of the Mountains - the Leura Garden Festival, the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival and more.The views are seemingly endless blue-hazed valleys, golden sandstone escarpments, plunging waterfalls, deep, fern-filled canyons, lush pine forests and rolling pastoral lands.