The Blue Mountains is home to a feast of attractions and festivals to suit all different tastes

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  • Leura Shakespeare Festival January
  • Wines of the West Festival January
  • Roaring 20’s Festival February
  • Charleston Challenge February
  • Highlands Steam & Vintage Fair during February
  • Lithgow Flash Gift Carnival during February
  • Ukelele Festival February
  • Folk, Roots & Blues Music Festival during March
  • Iron Fest April
  • The Pudding Day April
  • Sculpture at Scenic World during April-May
  • Winter Magic Festival June
  • Yule Fest July
  • Concerts in the Caves September
  • Bicentenary Festival of Walking during October
  • Leura Gardens Festival October
  • Blue Mountains Film Festival during October
  • Blackheath Rhododendron Festival during October-November


  • Visit the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, just 5 minutes walk from the Metropole Hotel
  • Enjoy The Goon Show – a perfect mix of high energy and comedy. Visit the website for more information –
  • Leura mall in the heart of charming picturesque Leura with novelty shops and boutiques
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre
  • Galleries
  • Gardens including Everglades in Leura and Rhododendrum park in Blackheath


Some activities in the area include:

  • Bushwalks through the spectacular Blue Mountains National Park
  • The Three Sisters famous rock formation a stone’s throw from our hotel
  • The Giant Stairs rock that descends into Jamison Valley
  • Scenic World including the world’s steepest incline railway
  • Impressive Jenolan Caves are 1-11/2 hours drive from Katoomba