Winter in the Blue Mountains 2019
Winter is the most popular season in the Blue Mountains and it's not hard to see why! Think cool crisp air, the chance of a snow fall, warming up next to a cozy log fire, and the famous Yulefest - traditional Christmas celebrations that soak up the Winter atmosphere.
Here are our top picks of things to do this Winter in the Blue Mountains...
1. Explore the natural beauty of Blue Mountains National Park
Winter usually means crisp air, blue skies and great visibility. It's the perfect time to get out and explore the natural beauty of the local area. Did you know that leeches, flies, mozzies and ticks are less likely during the cooler months? Less chance of bumping into them while you're enjoying the great outdoors! Here are our top tips for some great bushwalks during winter:
> The National Pass Track (4.5km)
Beginning very close to Glen Isla at Wentworth Falls, this is one of the region's most popular walks. Taking about 3 1/2 hours, this walk provides the most stunning views in the Blue Mountains. It makes it's way down the Grand Staircase and through the Valley of the Water on to the Conservation Hut. The Conservation Hut is a great place to stop for lunch or a picnic. You can then loop back around, or if you'd prefer you can take Fletcher St back to Glen Isla.
> Leura Cascades (4.5km)
Leura Cascades is a lovely waterfall and a wonderful spot for a picnic. If you take the Leura Cascades Fern Bower you will stop at multiple lookouts until you reach the top and the magnificent views of the Jamison Valley.
The annual Winter Magic Festival brings the whole of Katoomba alive with a colourful parade of artists, dancers, musicians and stalls.
2. Experience the Winter Magic Festival
This year the annual event returns to the Blue Mountains on the 22nd June 2019. Each year the Winter Magic Festival showcases artists and creatives of the Blue Mountains. At the Festival you'll enjoy lots of street-based entertainment to make for a memorable day. The main street of Katoomba will be closed to cars and opened up to pedestrians allowing the whole street to become a performance space for musicians, choirs, artisans, stalls and more.
3. Meet Santa inside Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves is hosting a Santa event again this year (6th Jul - 27th July 2019). During the Yulefest, the grown-ups will enjoy the spirit of Christmas with a festive meal at Jenolan Caves House while the children get the opportunity to meet Santa inside one of the caves and receive a gift before their dinner.
STAY AT GLEN ISLA - AWARD WINNING HISTORIC SELF CONTAINED ACCOMMODATION
Our Winter dates are selling out fast but we still have one Winter weekend left due to a cancellation. To enjoy the beauty of Glen Isla at this special time of year, visit our bookings page to check our rates and availability.