Star Gazing and Camping in Grenfell

Grenfell has the perfect mix of minimal light disturbance and wide open spaces that make it a wonderful place for star gazing.

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Echoes Hotel. Katoomba

Echoes’ Boutique Hotel & Restaurant is perched at the very edge of the Jamison Valley at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains. A unique location offers stunning and uninterrupted panoramas of the Jamison Valley.

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The Rock Lookout. Mulgoa

The Rock Lookout area of Blue Mountains National Park is situated within the historic Mulgoa Valley, only minutes from the bustling city of Penrith. A short track of a few hundred metres leads to ‘The Rock’ with superb views of the Nepean River. A longer track of 2.5 kilometres leads from the car park through swampy heath and Eucalyptus forest to Riley’s Mountain where more views of the Nepean Gorge and surrounds can be enjoyed by the keen walker or photographer.

Access throughout this section of Blue Mountains National Park is by foot (over uneven ground) from the car park at the end of Fairlight Road, Mulgoa. Please note: the last section of Fairlight Road is dirt/gravel road.

Penrith City Council

Weddin Mountains National Park. Grenfell

This striking crescent of cliffs and ridged gullies is reputed to be a bushrangers’ haunt — Ben Halls cave is named for one of the area’s most infamous rogues. Any trip to Weddin Mountains National Park can’t help but include a scenic drive. On a clear day, the mountain can be seen rising above the landscape from over 50 km away. Watching it gradually loom ever closer is one of the real treats of a visit to the park.
The journey around the base of the mountain en route to the major visitor destinations such as Holy Camp or Ben Halls camping ground and picnic area is a striking feature ideally suited to both bicycle and car touring.

Weddin Shire Council