There’s no better time to visit the Blue Mountains than autumn. While Sydney is still struggling to shake the warmth of late summer and the city’s trees remain various shades of green, the Blue Mountains has well and truly embraced the cool season – vibrant red, orange and yellow foliage and all.
The mild climate at this time of year makes it ideal for a frolic through the rainforest; more specifically, to check out the phenomenal Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition. Now in its eighth year, the outdoor exhibition in Katoomba features 25 bold works from local and international artists alike.
Accessed by the world’s steepest railway, Sculpture at Scenic World makes for a great day out amongst nature and art for visitors of all ages. There are even activities along the way for kids that keeps them interested and allows them to engage with the exhibition. The program also includes free daily guided tours, weekend workshops and entry to ‘Sculpture Otherwise’ – an indoor exhibition of smaller works held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
“Sculpture at Scenic World takes art beyond the white walls of the gallery space to create the unexpected among the natural environment,” said Justin Morrissey, Sculpture at Scenic World Exhibition Curator. “It invites visitors to explore nature and art in new ways and to celebrate the incredible talents of artists who have adapted their ideas to suit the environment.”
A number of premier hotels in the Blue Mountains are offering special accommodation packages for the duration of the exhibition, including The Carrington Hotel, Fairmont Resort & Spa and Hotel Mountain Heritage.
Sculpture at Scenic World is on from 12 April – 12 May at Scenic World, Katoomba.