114km (71 miles) W of Sydney; 14km (8 3/4 miles) NW of Katoomba

Blackheath is the highest town in the Blue Mountains at 1,049m (3,441 ft.). The Three Brothers at Blackheath are not as big or as famous as the Three Sisters in Katoomba, but you can climb two of them for fabulous views. Or you could try the Cliff Walk from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap, where there are magnificent views over the Grose Valley and Bridal Veil Falls. The 1 1/2-hour tramp passes through banksia, gum, and wattle forests, with spectacular views of peaks and valleys. Blackheath also has some tearooms and antiques shops. The local pub does reasonable food.