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Distance & Driving times from major cities

1.30 hours 90km

4.15 hours 319km

Closest City:
Sydney 90kms

Closest Airport:
Sydney 97kms
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Activities: Bush Walking, Mountain Biking, Bird Watching





Bilpin Tourism Information

About Bilpin

Bilpin is a quaint rural area located on the Bells Line of Road. Known for its orchards and fruit and vegetable stalls all along the side of the road they offer visitors all local varieties of stone fruit in season and autumn apples.

Archibald Bell made the first journey along what is now known as Bells Line of Road in 1823. In his diary Archibald Bell reported the richness of the soil in the Bilpin area which inevitably led to the arrival of settlers eager to grow fruit trees in the area. In 1851 gold was found near Bathurst and Bells Line of Road became the main route for gold prospectors to cross the mountains in search of their fortune.

Places to visit & Things to do

Local Produce and Crafts
Bilpin is well known for its orchards. Most have roadside stalls selling beautiful fresh apples and stone fruit along with home made apple pies, jams, local honey and Bilpin Apple Juice and Apple Cider Vinegar. There are are also several small artist studios scattered around Bilpin with metalwork, ceramics, art, opals and woodwork on display.

Mount Tomah Botanic Garden
Mount Tomah hosts one of the Blue Mountains' major tourist attractions, the ‘Mount Tomah Botanic Garden’. The gardens feature more than 5000 cool climate plants within 28 hectares. As well as the spectacular views and extensive cool climate plant range, Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens is now famous for its display of Wollemi Pines. The prehistoric Wollemi Pine dates back about 150 million years.

Mount Tomah
The balcony of the visitors' centre offers one of New South Wales most most spectacular views. It is located 12 km west of Bilpin.

Waratah Native Garden
The Waratah Native Garden is located about 5 kilometres west of Warawaralong. Frank Stone planted numerous native shrubs and was particularly interested in growing waratahs from seed. In 1967 he gave his garden to the Blue Mountains National Park authority.


Bilpin has moderate summer temperatures with the summer high temperature for Bilpin approximately 29 °c and the summer low temperature approximately 16 °c. The winters are also fairly mild. The winter high temperature for Bilpin is approximately 17 °c the winter low temperature is approximately 3°c.

Getting there

By Car
From Sydney the Blue Mountains can be approached either

  • Via Great Western Highway (M4). This is the most direct and it is only a 90-minute drive from Sydney to the centre of the Blue Mountains region
  • Via the Bells Line of Road through Windsor and Richmond. This road was named after the explorer Archibald Bell, who navigated the route in 1823

By Train
Trains to the Blue Mountains depart Sydney's Central Station hourly. The trip from Sydney to Mt Victoria takes approximately 2 hours. Trains to Central station can be accessed directly from Sydney airport. Transport such as a taxi is then required from the Mt Victoria train station.

By Coach
Several coach companies offer services to the Blue Mountains. There are also shuttle services available from Sydney Airport and the Sydney Metropolitan Area to and from all Blue Mountains accommodation.

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