Equinox – Autumn Celebration of the Senses
- Expect to discover hidden treasures.
- Expect sensational flavours and aromas.
- Expect exhilarating activities and mesmerising entertainment.
- Expect sensory overload!
Equinox – Autumn Celebration of the Senses highlights and unites all that is great about the Blue Mountains this season.
Spanning the entire Blue Mountains region over four weekends, Equinox is a convergence of food and craft beverages, music, art and entertainment against the backdrop of one of the most recognised ancient landscapes on Earth.
Hear: March 18 – 20
The 25th Blue Mountains Music Festival is back for a weekend of folk, roots and blues music, songwriters’ and instrumentals circles, conversations, poet’s breakfasts and roving performers.
With vibes oozing from numerous Katoomba venues, the bulging talent bag includes local and international artists from local offering Nic Danta to chart-toppers Kasey Chambers, John Butler and Lior and the renowned Mic Conway, Phil Davidson, The Blues Preachers, local favourite Pat Drummond and more.
Along with new music offerings under the Great Southern Nights banner, there’s also A Salute to the Seekers & Classics, Words & Music with John Bell & Simon Tedeschi and heaps more.
Taste: March 25 – 27
Feast at the Hydro Majestic Hotel is an OTT marinade in free-flowing frivolity when the famous party palace transforms into a darkly sophisticated banquet hall brimming with all that is exotic and sensual.
Renowned for its opulent décor, famous friends and mischievous escapades past, the hotel ballroom will host an alluring culinary adventure through a sumptuous four-course dinner accompanied by a live show experience to fire all your senses.
Also soak up delectable tipples at cellar doors embedded in World Heritage landscapes, such as boutique wineries Dryridge Estate and Megalong Creek Estate in the picturesque Megalong Valley and independent small batch output Karu Distillery.
Fill your basket with tree-fresh produce straight from the farm gates along the Bells Line of Road such as apple picking at Shields Orchard or Springwood Growers Market before heading to an outstanding dining option to sample local wares.
See: April 1 – 3
Art and entertainment come alive with stargazing, scavenger hunts, art workshops and light installations on a World Heritage scale.
A master card handler, pick pocket, mentalist and one of Australia’s best kept secrets, Harrison Milas leaves nothing to chance as he lifts the veil on card cheating at The Unfair Advantage Show at undiscovered venue, Pigeon Lane. Milas has extensive experience in all facets of manipulation and game play and has trained security in fraud detection at some of the country’s finest casinos.
When the sun goes down, the Blue Mountains lights up with mesmerising activities for all ages from the Scenic Disco nightclub suspended 270m in the air, the family-friendly Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-Lit Walk past the Three Sisters to Stargazing & Wine at Dryridge Estate with ploughman’s platter and vino.
There’s ghoulish delight on the Woodford Academy Ghost Tour, indigenous art workshop led by National Parks & Wildlife Service Aboriginal rangers, a pet collage workshop and much more.
Feel: April 8 – 10
The benefits of forest bathing are well known, and where better to experience it than the Blue Mountains where you’re surrounded by 1 million square hectares of rugged bushland at your fingertips.
Explore it for yourself on a guided tour with Blue Mountains Tracks & Retreats or National Parks & Wildlife Service or delving into the traditional Aboriginal Sustainability Toolbox at Glenbrook or Katoomba.
Greet or farewell the day with sunrise/sunset yoga with Jill Day at The Lookout Echo Point overlooking the awe-inspiring Jamison Valley. The Happy Buddha Yoga Studio and Retreat Sessions also help everyone from beginners to seasoned yogis relax, reconnect and reboot, to surrender to the pause that resets so you can live the rich, full life you deserve.
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