Top 3 places to relax this Autumn, just a short drive from Sydney

One of our favourite places to escape at the start of Autumn is the picturesque Blue Mountains, around a 2 hour drive from Sydney (depending on which suburb you live in, of course :) ). Here are a few of our favourite camping grounds:

1. Cathedral Reserve, Mount Wilson

One of the most scenically beautiful areas in the Blue Mountains, Cathedral Reserve is the unofficial camping ground in the tiny English heritage style village of Mount Wilson. Autumn is the perfect time to visit, where you can meander the Avenue, lined with golden trees or explore the lush Cathedral of Ferns. You can purchase supplies of food and firewood on the way here and relax with a picnic or BBQ surrounded by nature. If you plan to stay overnight, note that The Cathedral Reserve has water and toilets but no showers, so it’s probably best to lay off the canyoning unless you’re Euro Caravan has a shower in it!


Source: Mt Wilson


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2. Jenolan Caravan Park, Oberon

Set up camp in Jenolan Caravan Park and there’s an endless choice of spectacular adventures at your fingertips! You’ll obviously want to see the wondrous Jenolan Caves, but you can also soak up some history with a day trip out to the old ghost town of Yerranderie, view some stunning blooms at Mayfield Garden or Falkirk Farm, or go horse riding at Australia’s first ‘dude ranch’ – Yarrabin Guest Property.

Located in the heart of the charming township of Oberon, Jenolan Caravan Park is close to everything, yet feels calm and secluded, nestled amongst the leafy wattles and pines. With powered sites, a modern amenities block and incredibly friendly hosts, you can find the perfect balance of activities and relaxation here.




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3. Blackheath Glen, Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are filled with endless outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and swimming, and Blackheath offers some unique experiences for those wishing to get the adrenalin pumping, like canyoning, hang gliding, rock climbing, or if you’re feeling really dangerous, you can even go for a picnic at Hanging Rock! If all that adventure gets too much, escape for a day or two to the serene Grose Valley, taking in the panoramic views and crisp mountain air.

Blackheath Glen is a multi-award winning park situated high in the Blue Mountains and offers a range of accommodation options including large powered and ensuite sites. For a real bush camping experience and your own space, try one of the grassy unpowered sites.


Source: Jodie Brownlee


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Research source: Dave Eddie.

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