What's on in Bilpin & surrounds
Get out the city heat and escape to the fresh air of the Blue Mountains these school holidays. Let the kids roam free and stretch their legs while you sit back on the deck at the lodge and listen to the laughter and birdsong. Only 90 minutes drive from Sydney, you can do all that and more at a reasonable price. What’s on in the Blue Mountains this summer?
The Blue Mountains are buzzing with all sorts of activities at this festive time of year. With twilight markets, performances and art shows aplenty, there is something to suit everyone. And the train lovers are most certainly not due to miss out on the Christmas cheer this year.
Santa is paying a visit to the Valley Heights Locmomotive Depot Museum on both Decemebr 12th and 13th, and will arrive by steam tram!
The Blue Mountains region is full of artistic talent of many different kinds. Creative people from all over the globe have been attracted to the area and made it their home.
Others prefer to visit for a while, to rejuvenate, to become inspired, and to create. One special place that attracts professional artists from all disciplines for residencies in the Blue Mountains is the Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives (BigCi) in Bilpin.
Generally not open to the public, BigCi is holding its final Open Day of the year, this Sunday 29th November, from 11am – 4pm. Located along the dramatic Botanists Way, BigCi is only a short drive from Bilpin Springs Lodge, and just 90 minutes from Sydney, it is an artistic event and outing you may not want to miss.
This Sunday Dad’s around the country will be sitting propped up in bed with a tray on their laps - balancing cold toast and milky coffee next to a mystery gift.
They glance over at the wrapping. What is it this year? Socks? Undies? Hankies?
Lucky for some, the Wollemi Artisan Market is on this Saturday from 10am – 3pm at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Spring is in the air in the Blue Mountains, and the flora and fauna are responding to the warmer weather. Birdsong in the trees, the hum of bees and colourful blossoms abound.
With this transformation and awakening from hibernation, many splendid cold-climate gardens are preparing to open their doors visitors.
The Blue Mountains provide an amazingly diverse range of terrain for lovers of nature and fitness to push themselves to the limit, and experience wonder and beauty while they are at it. From The North Face 100 to Wild Endurance, thousands of visitors flock to the hills to compete in a race for nature or fame.
On Saturday 22nd August, runners will be treated to expansive vistas of the Blue Mountains as they traverse valleys and mountains, competing in a race of a different kind.
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre brings artistic excellence to the mountains for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike. Exhibitions from established and emerging Blue Mountains artists sit along side touring exhibitions by artists of calibre such as Brett Whitely and Francisco de Goya. So head out this Friday, 24th July, to get your hands on some original artworks for a great price at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Collector’s Edition 2# silent auction.
It’s a rainy day in the Blue Mountains and you are wondering what to do. If curling up with a book in front of the fire isn’t what you had in mind, then heading out from the lodge to stretch your legs and experience the variety of rainy day activities in the mountains. We have a few suggestions:
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains on the scenic Bells Line of Road is Kurrajong Village. Today it holds its charm and owes it to the days of olde when horse and cart were passing through. With craft shops, clothing boutiques and cottages turned into café’s with a view out over the Hawkesbury, Kurrajong is only a 20 minute drive from Bilpin Springs Lodge
The beauty of having the Blue Mountains so close to Sydney is that you can head off for a weekend or a day-trip to experience the true colours of the 4 seasons without getting on a plane.
However, the Blue Mountains are also known for having ‘four seasons in one day’. It can be misty one moment and clear blue skies the next. So, how do you pack for that?
The Blue Mountains has many well-known bushwalks with beautiful vistas and opportunities to connect with nature. However there are many lesser known walks with spectacular peaks, valleys and plant-life a little off the beaten track that will take your breath away. Mount Banks is
Only a 10 minute drive from Bilpin, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mt Tomah attracts thousands of visitors each autumn, and TomahROMA - its annual autumn wine and food fair - is even more reason to make your way through the gates this May.
Bilpin is best-known for its apple orchards, and every apple picking season, hordes head for the hills to pick their homelands favourite rare kinds, such as Bramley and Cox Orange Pippen.
However Bilpin is full of surprises, and rumour has it that Pie in the Sky Roadhouse makes the best pies in the Blue Mountains.
Four spectacular ‘Secret Gardens’ are preparing to open their gates to the public for the first time this April, as part of the Mount Wilson Autumn Festival on April 18.
Late guest cancellation of their May getaway means a 2 night weekend stay is now available at discounted rate. Arr Fri 05 May. Dep Sun 07 May. Discount = 15%. Enquire now at firstname.lastname@example.org for all info to confirm your Bilpin Springs Lodge booking. Or call Bilpin Springs direct on 0425780020
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June Longweekend - booked out
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Christmas Day - booked out
Christmas/New Year week - available
New Year 2015/2016 - available
Australia Day longweekend - available
Easter - available
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Christmas Day - available
Christmas/New Year week - available
New Year 2016/2017 - available
Cherries & peaches were fantastic in Dec. January till May apple picking is on. Call orchards for info/opening hours. Call Bilpin Springs orchard, Pinecrest, Shields and Fruit Bowl. Check Facebook for latest info & details.