Wet Weather Activities
Your Blue Mountains experience can be enjoyed even when the rain is falling. The magic of the rain and mist, cool winters and warm summers, creates an unforgettable Blue Mountains atmosphere. There is always so much to see and do within the region from welcoming cafes and restaurants, unique shopping, pampering and attractions open all year round. Below are just a few wet weather suggestions...of course for those who don’t mind getting wet the walks and views remain spectacular.
Scenic World Blue Mountains operates all year round. Even in wet weather the experience of the Scenic Skyway, Scenic Railway and rainforest walk is truly magical. Ride the steepest incline railway in the world, or be suspended above the valley floor in the Scenic Skyway. Open from 9.00am-5.00pm every day of the year. More info...
One of the Blue Mountains most famous artists lived in Faulconbridge. This gallery is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). The museum is now run by the National Trust, with the sandstone cottage and landscaped grounds open 7 days a week. Also features a specialist gift shop and cafe. Faulconbridge is situated next to Springwood, approximately 30 mins drive from Katoomba. More info...
Perfect in any weather, Jenolan Caves offers 11 spectacular caves to explore, with underground rivers and breathtaking formations. Being underground, the limestone caves are a constant 15-16 degrees Celsius all year round (so bring a jacket). More info...
Shopping is available all year round in many Blue Mountains villages. The historic Leura Mall offers one of Australia’s most unique shopping experiences featuring several specialist retail outlets each offering outstanding customer service. The Mall looks spectacular in any weather, however you will fall in love with the floral bloom in spring. And of course there are numerous cafes to experience when you wish to escape the cool of winter or the summer heat. The Mall offers delights for young and old. More info...
Blue Mountains Business of the Year 2007, Selwood Science & Puzzles is housed in historic Selwood House dating back to 1865. Selwood Science & Puzzles exhibits a gallery of local artists, hands-on puzzles for all ages to solve, science and technology for you to explore and manipulate, as well as offering exciting workshops. Situated on the southern side of the railway line and Great Western Highway at Hazelbrook (between Springwood and Katoomba). More info...
The Blue Mountains features three independent local cinemas each with the own unique style offering a range of entertainment for cinema-goers.
Bygone Beautys showroom features the world's largest private collection of teapots with over 3,000 teapots on display. The tearoom serves devonshire teas in traditional silver service style, and their antique emporium has rooms filled with antiques, collectables, gifts & jewellery. Situated in Leura village. More info...
Historic Hartley Village is situated on the western side of the Blue Mountains between Mount Victoria and Jenolan Caves / Lithgow. Step back in time and experience one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Australia. Of particular interest is the Sandstone Courthouse. Hartley Historic Site is open every day (except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Tours of the Court House are available. More info...
The Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s premier pampering destinations. Featuring a range of day spas for that extra special indulgence you deserve including Spa Sublime & Yindi Day Spa in Katoomba and iKou in Leura. For an exquisite Japanese garden and bathhouse experience, Blue Mountains Sparadise is situated at South Bowenfels near Lithgow. More info...
Views and Walks
Of course those who don’t mind getting wet can still experience the many spectacular views, waterfalls and walks situated throughout the Blue Mountains region. Some of the best photographs can be captures in times of rainfall.
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