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The Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mount Tomah

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere sits the magnificent Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mount Tomah.  I’ve been to these gardens several times but on my recent visit I was again struck by the beauty and serenity of this area.  The gardens are vast and landscaped in a way to make the most of the gorgeous vista.  This means that it is set on a hill requiring a walk downhill which is relatively easy.  It is definitely tough going back up with a manual wheelchair.  The gardens have done their best to make much of the area accessible with scooters available to loan ($50 deposit and ID required).  Access to the garden is free.  We have been able to utilise a lift back to the top in a wheelchair accessible vehicle in the past while using our own wheelchair.  There is a map which outlines the areas easier with a wheelchair.  As I have previously said our family is prepared to tackle hilly areas but these gardens are considered to have limited access.  Please check the link below to see if it is suitable for your circumstances.

Sitting at the cafe for lunch is a great way to take in the view with no effort.  We had lunch and the serves were generous and delicious.   I would suggest booking a table on weekends because it can get very busy.

Stand alone disabled toilet facilities are available in the main building.


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