Six Things to Eat, See and Do in the Blue Mountains This Autumn

Need to escape the city? Celebrate the changing of the seasons at a four-week-long event taking over the Blue Mountains this month.
Reema Hindi
Published on March 11, 2022

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As we kiss another summer goodbye, we don't blame you if you're looking for an excuse for a weekend getaway. And if you're after an adventure with things to see and do, ring in autumn at the month-long Equinox - an Autumn Celebration in the beautiful Blue Mountains, happening from March 18 to April 10. From incredible culinary experiences to impressive live performances and opportunities to explore beautiful landscapes, there are dozens of reasons to escape to the Blue Mountains this season thanks to this seasonal event.

But with so much to see and do, where should you start? We've handpicked six mustn't-miss events to add to your calendar to help you make the most of the Blue Mountains this autumn.


Aerial view of the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains.

Destination NSW


Where: Ballroom, Hydro Majestic
March 25–26

No ordinary dinner experience, Feast marries the culinary with decadence and theatre. The evening of food and frivolity takes place in the ballroom of the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel, which will transform into a banquet hall full of surprises. Delight your senses with a 90-minute culinary experience in which a multi-course dinner will be served while you're entertained by live music, dancers, acrobats and more. Get your tickets here to secure your spot.


Person shuffling cards

Klim Musalimov


Where: Pigeon Lane, 186/188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
When: April 1–2

If you're looking for a bit of magic in your life, then you won't want to miss The Unfair Advantage. This event will take you into the secret world of card cheating, allowing you to learn some impressive new tricks courtesy of sleight-of-hand specialist Harry Milas. This theatrical event will be part-tutorial, part-performance, with a two-course dinner and gift on arrival. This intimate experience will be capped at just 24 people, so get your tickets here before they sell out.



Where: Prince Henry Picnic Area, Katoomba Falls Road, Katoomba
When: April 8–9

Enjoy an educational walk through the idyllic Blue Mountains where you will explore the natural resources available for tools, food, medicine and more. This experience offers an insight into traditional and contemporary Aboriginal living and the importance of sustainability and caring for Country.

The Sustainable Toolkit is run by Aboriginal rangers who bring their own unique expertise and insights to create a deeply personal and memorable experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the land. Get tickets here.



Where: Dryridge Estate, Megalong Valley
When: April 1

Is there a better combo than drinking delicious wine under a beautiful sky of stars? On the evening of April 1 at Megalong Valley's Dryridge Estate, you can do just that with expert insight into what you're sipping and what you're looking at.

You'll start the night by watching the sun set behind the Megalong Valley as you make your way through seven different current vintage wines and gourmet platters of cheese, antipasti and a selection of locally made bread, grissini and flatbread. While you enjoy your grazing, astrophysicist Dr Dimitri Douchin will lead an insightful guide to the stars. You will learn some naked-eye astronomy tips, take a closer look through binoculars and a professional-grade telescope and take in some constellation storytelling around a campfire. You might even catch a falling star if you're lucky, too. Get tickets here.


People walking through Grand Canyon Walking Track, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

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For those wanting to really embrace the great outdoors, Blue Mountains Tracks lets you explore the region's tracks and get up close with some of the region's natural wonders.

If you and your crew want to go at your own pace, or you're in need of some solo time, opt for a two- or three-night self-guided walking package. Blue Mountain Tracks will make sure you don't miss out on any hidden gems with its detailed and up-to-date maps, while also sorting out accommodation, breakfasts, hiking snacks and even tickets for the world's steepest railway at Scenic World. Given that it's a self-guided tour, you're also free to choose dates that suit you.

For something a little different, book a spot in a Yoga and Hiking Retreat. On this tour you'll get your steps in with two guided bushwalks (and an optional night walk) and do some active recovery with five yoga sessions over three days. The package also includes breakfast, two meals and optional activities, so you might even make some new friends along the way.



Where: The Lookout Echo Point
When: April 8–10

If you need a bit of zen in your life, why not join an outdoor yoga session while enjoying a radiant Blue Mountains sunrise? Wake up with a relaxing flow yoga session at Echo Point Lookout, where you will get a breathtaking view of the Jamison Valley beyond. Classes will be run by Jill Day, who has been leading yoga practices for 17 years so you know you'll be in good hands. Don't worry if you aren't a yoga pro — this class is suitable for all levels so any participant will leave feeling energised.

Not a morning person? No worries — Day will lead a sunset practice on the evening of Friday, April 8, too. Get tickets here for a sunrise practice and here for a sunset session.


Find out more about Equinox – an Autumn Celebration via the website.

Published on March 11, 2022 by Reema Hindi
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