7 Things to do on a Rainy Day in the Blue Mountains
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:
- Mt Vic Flicks
Located in Mt Victoria, Mt Vic Flicks is a charming movie going experience in the upper Blue Mountains. Showing a range of movies from art house to mainstream, Mt Vic Flicks is a family run business with good-old choc tops, and soup in winter.
- Jenolan Caves
The experience of guided tours through the underground at Jenolan Caves is both exciting and educational.
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Art Gallery has an ever-changing program of exhibitions from emerging and established Blue Mountains artists, and touring exhibitions of exceptional calibre. The creative workshops and artist talks schedule is also worth a look. Saturdays see chess players from near and far congregate to play in the foyer. Take your pick from the standard table sized set and the novelty oversize set. Players of all ages and abilities are welcomed.
- Leuralla Toy Museum
Based in Leura, Leuralla Toy Museum is a fascinating blend of historic houses and Australian Political History and the worldwide history of toys and modern culture. With stunning gardens to wander through and an outdoor train display, it is worth a visit for the young, and young at heart.
- Leura Mall - Shopping
Leura Mall is a tree-lined street popular for its high-end boutiques and coffee shops. Although it is an outdoor mall, the awnings covering the footpath and the cosy heated interiors make it worth the effort. From French homewares and baby clothes to retro jewellery and handmade chocolates, the variety along Leura Mall is extensive.
- Springwood Hub
The township of Springwood has come to life with the completion of the Springwood Hub. Braemar Gallery, run by volunteers, hosts art exhibitions by Blue Mountains artists.
- The Edge Cinema
Recently bought by United Cinemas, The Edge in Katoomba now shows a wide range of current films and has a number of cinemas.
(Please note, entry fees or other associated costs may apply in relation to these activities)