Learn about the Blue Mountains’ history at the Heritage Centre in Blackheath.
The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre teaches you about the Blue Mountains history, nearby walking tracks and activities. The centre is a way to learn about the culture of the Darkinjung, Dharawal, Dharug, Gundungurra, Wonnarua, and Wiradjuri people who are the traditional owners of the land.
How to get there
You can drive and park at the Heritage Centre or get public transport. If coming from Sydney, you can drive for about two hours and go down M4 and Great Western Highway/A32.
If you’re going by public transport, you can get on the Blue Mountains Line from Central Station down to Blackheath Station. From the station, you can walk 30 minutes or go on the 698 bus for about 10 minutes.
The Heritage Centre holds the Outside In exhibition which is a permanent exhibition in the centre. Or something with a bit more fun is travelling through the Claustral Canyon through VR!
There is also a range of limited exhibitions that come through the centre each year.
Heritage Centre gift shop
If you’re looking for some souvenirs or gifts, there is a gift shop at the centre. From clothing, books, postcards, and small souvenirs, there is something for everyone.
Fairfax Heritage walking track
From the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, you can start the Fairfax Heritage walking track. The walk is about 30 to 45 minutes long and you’ll see wildflowers and scenic lookouts with waterfall views and Grose Valley.