Sometimes the best adventures are right in your own backyard! Day tripping is a great way to explore your own region and discover everything Lithgow and surrounds has to offer. You’ll find a rich history, gorgeous landscapes, and cultural activities all within a short drive of Treeview.
Connect with the great outdoors with a visit to the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens. With 28 hectares of cultivated gardens, visitors will delight in the sights and sounds (and smells!) of this magnificent collection. Enjoy themed displays such as the Gondwana Walk, the Rock Garden, the Plant Explorers Walk, and of course, the stunning Formal Garden. Known as Australia’s Coolest Garden, the collection boasts over 40,000 plants and 5000 different species, all surrounded by the gorgeous views of the Blue Mountains.
Bird watching is a popular pastime, exploring the area’s many parks and nature reserves while taking on the challenge of spotting the more elusive bird species. The Capertee Valley is internationally known as an Important Bird Area, and is actually one of the 50 top bird watching locations in the world. The diverse habitats found in the valley allows for a wide variety of birds to find refuge here, including many not easily found elsewhere.
Just a half hour drive, Katoomba is the perfect day trip for those in search of vibrant culture & yummie eats! However, no trip to Katoomba would be complete without stopping at Echo Point lookout to take in the iconic view of the Three Sisters sandstone peaks. From there, soak up the local history and some outstanding views with a visit to The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. As one of Australia’s leading regional art galleries, the Centre also showcases both local and national artists as well as national touring exhibitions. Be sure to check out the gift shop & grab a bite at the cafe! From there, you can flip a coin to decide between browsing the many unique shops and boutiques in town featuring antiques, collectibles, gifts and fashion, or exploring the Street Art Walk through the hidden laneways, displaying talented local artist’s murals and installations. And you definitely won’t want to miss sampling the handcrafted treats at the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company! Wrap up the day with a delicious meal at one of many local restaurants, featuring fresh local produce, multi-cultural influences, craft brews, and breathtaking views.
Other area highlights include Lake Wallace, the perfect picnic spot, or maybe while away the afternoon on the lake, fishing from the canoe. If you’re looking to experience the local cellars, Dryridge Estate and Megalong Creek Estate both offer vineyard wines and magnificent views to enjoy, while sipping of course. Or, for something a little different, check out Hillbilly Cider, the only cider in the world that uses the Julie apple. They’re open every day for cider and delicious wood fired pizzas!
Treeview Estates is nestled in the midst of the beautiful and historic Blue Mountains and is surrounded by a wide variety of interesting things to see and do. The only thing you need to ask is, “What should we do today?”!