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Best of the Blue Mountains

Head to the mountains for free gallery tours, wine tastings, workshops and a local produce market.
By Nik Addams
March 18, 2021
By Nik Addams
March 18, 2021

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Australia's longest-running conservation charity, National Trust, marked its 75th anniversary in 2020. After postponing celebrations last year, it's now marking the milestone with a series of special weekend events to showcase rich heritage treasures across the state.

The program of celebratory events last four months, and this weekend with the Best of the Blue Mountains, and there'll be plenty to eat, drink, see and do at three of the beautiful properties all within a short drive of one another. Take a stroll through the winding paths of the European-inspired Everglades House and Gardens, and stop into the art deco-style house to check out the finalists from this year's NSW Reconciliation Art Challenge. Make sure you're outside at 2pm for a free glass of wine in the world-famous gardens.

At Woodford Academy, the annual Harvest Festival will celebrate the region's long history of self-sustainability and artisanal wares, with a variety of stalls showcasing local produce, homemade preserves, plants and more. The community event will also host live music and games, with all proceeds contributing directly to the upkeep and conservation of the oldest building in the Blue Mountains.

Entry to the venues is free, but to comply with social distancing guidelines, booking is essential. Head to Eventbrite to reserve your ticket for each property:

•        Everglades House & Gardens
•        Woodford Academy

For a full list of events hosted by National Trust to celebrate its 75th anniversary, head here.

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