Planned Events are held throughout the year and will be featured on this page.  Please do not hesitate to check out the ‘Hosts’, ‘Places to Eat’, ‘Places to Stay’ and the ‘Hidden Gems’ pages for regular open hours.  BMACHO Members invite you to explore the region. Check the events on the right hand side of this page.

Enjoy the rewards of the Scenic Greater Blue Mountains Region and the rich and fascinating history with the locals, who know it best, on the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail, a project of the Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations Inc (BMACHO)



20 January, 17 February and 17 March 2018

FIRE at Woodford Academy
The Woodford Academy Management Committee is thrilled to launch ‘Fire’ a site-specific installation by Blue Mountains based artist Kevina-Jo Smith for our first open day for 2018 on Saturday 20 January  at 1pm.  This installation will also be exhibited on 17 February and 17 March 2018. Read more

In addition on 17 March 2018 at Woodford Academy

My Dearest Jack - a talk by Kate O'Neill
‘The Woodford Academy for Boys’ was founded in 1907 by distinguished classics scholar John McManamey. Accompanied by his wife Henrietta and their two daughters they fostered a family atmosphere for their young charges at the Blue Mountains boarding school. Tragically John’s beloved wife Henrietta passed away just a few years after the school was founded. Read more

Friday 2 February opening night, 3 February to 18 March 2018

Blue Mountains Portraits
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is celebrating the Blue Mountains community with a major portrait exhibition of local personalities and community members. Special open night 2 February 2018 – please book. Read more

March to May 2018

Autumn Colour at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-5.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. Being a cool climate Garden, the change of season is always stunning at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.  Read more

3 to 25 March 2018

Soul Garden- Amanda Louise McPaul
Exhibition at Everglades Gallery: Every time I stand in front of an incredibly beautiful landscape, I am moved, deeply, and I have to paint it – I have a longing to share this beauty with others. I want them to see, really see, the beauty of the world around us…Read more

17 March to 13 May 2018

Standing Up Alive - An Aboriginal Art Exhibition and Autumn Kids Quest - Aboriginal Adventure (part of Standing Up Alive)
Standing Up Alive is an Aboriginal expression describing how the people are not only still going, but are dynamic; alive! In addition – Kids, go on a walkabout through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden – can you find the 5 adventure stops? Read more

24 March 2018

Macquarie Open Day at O'Connell
On 24 March 2018 the former Governor of New South Wales, Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, patron of the Macquarie Society will at 11.00 a.m. formally unveil a plaque to commemorate the restoration of the two storey Convict Barracks (circa 1820-1822).  Read more

24 March 2018

History Walk - The Descent to the West
Three short return walks on the three most historic roads to the West – Cox’s Pass 1814, Lawson’s Road 1822 and the newest, Berghofer’s Pass 1909. Includes tea/coffee, biscuits. Special Walk $12.  Read more

25 March 2018

Tarella Open Day 25 March
As well as touring Tarella, you will also be able to explore the final showing of the exhibition, “High Life in the Mountains”, in The Sun Room Gallery at Tarella. It will close on Sunday 25th at 3.00 pm.  Read more

26 March 2018

Launch of the Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia
Dr Peter Rickwood, editor of The Blue Mountains History Journal, will introduce both the author and the book, which is 544 pages long and explores the origins of 2700 Blue Mountain place names.  Read more

30 March to 2 April 2018

Easter Adventure - Self-guided Quest
An Easter Egg Adventure the whole family will enjoy! Use the Easter Adventure map to hop through the Garden and find the 5 activity stations. Complete the fun physical challenges, stamp the passport and collect your egg! Read more

14 April and 26 May 2018

Autumn Bird Walk and Talk with Carol Probets
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden’s beautiful birds and learn about their habits. Autumn is an exciting time, often bringing surprises as migrating birds pass through the area. Read more

14 April 2018

History Walk - Faulconbridge Steam Sawmill Site
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook Historical Society and visit the Faulconbridge Steam Sawmill Site, where there are engine remnants and other relics. Operated 1914-1925. Read more

18 April 2018

Nerd Alert at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Nerd Alert is all about hands-on Science fun. We’ll make and use fun gadgets, mix up chemical compounds, build and test models, investigate with scientific equipment and experiment with super-cool science! Read more

28 April 2018

The Buzz on Native Bees
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don’t store honey, they are the world’s most efficient flower pollinators. Read more

5 May 2018

150th anniversary of the railway to Mt Victoria
There will be an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the railway to Mount Victoria, at the Mount Victoria & District Historical Society’s Museum. Official opening will be held at 11.15 am. Read more

5 May 2018

History Walk - The Mountains Murders
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society. Visit Lee Weller’s grave site and rock inscriptions. Read more

12 May 2018

The Blue Mountains History Conference 2018
Heritage Landscapes, the Blue Mountains History Conference, will be held at the Mount Victoria Manor on Satuday 12 May 2018.  Come for the day or make the conference part of a weekend away in the mountains. Read more

13 May 2018

The Scots of the Lithgow District in the 19th Century
Professor Ian Jack will present the talk at the Bowenfels Presbyterian Church Hall, Bowenfels as an Australian Heritage Festival event. Free Event. For more information Read more

26 May 2018

History Walk - Cox's Road
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society and walk along a section of this historic road, following the ridge top from Linden to Woodford Trig. Read more

9 June 2018

History Walk - Lapstone Construction Railway 1910-1913
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society and walk the Lapstone Construction Railway 1910 – 1913 and the East Portal of Lapstone Hill Tunnel 1892. Read more

23 June 2018

History Walk - Duck Hole - Glenbrook Creek
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society and visit the Duck Hole – Glenbrook Creek. Old roadway construction and pump site for the railway water supply to old Glenbrook Railway Station. Read more

14 July 2018

History Walk - Dunn's Steam Sawmill Site and earth dam
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society on a visit to Dunn’s Steam Sawmill Site and earth dam. Visit Brookside Creek, Lennox Bridge and the old stone qauarry. Read more

4 August 2018

History Walk - Bull's Creek
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society for the Bull’s Creek walk, where you will see railway relics, stone dam and steam pump relics. Read more

1 September 2018

History Walk - Eastern Zig Zag Railway 1867
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society to view the Eastern Zig Zag Railway 1867 and the first improvement. The Lapstone Hill Tunnel route 1892. Read more

29 September 2018

History Walk - Glenbrook Heritage Walk
Join Doug Knowles from Glenbrook & District Historical Society and visit historic sites, houses and West Portal of Lapstone Hill Tunnel 1892. Last walk for the year. Read more



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