Picnicking in the Blue Mountains
Take a picnic up to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in Mount Tomah at any time of year and you will not be disappointed. At 1000 metres above sea level, it is usually cool in summer, brimming with flowers in spring, resplendent with deciduous colour in autumn, and occasionally has a dusting of snow in winter. There is rainforest, a bog garden, walks and picturesque picnic spots. Take a walking ecotour to learn about the animals, rock formations, and plants including the legendary, ancient Wollemi pine or explore the Greater Blue Mountains inside the garden's World Heritage Exhibition Centre.
Further along Bells Line of Road, take the turn-off to Pierces Pass then the 1.2-kilometre walk to Walls Lookout for one of the most spectacular picnic spots anywhere – on the edge of a heart-stopping precipice that will make you dream of being a BASE jumper. There is little shade and no guardrails or fences, so it is not suitable for young, active children.
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah: (02) 4567 3000
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