Discover the Best of the Blue Mountains from Marigold Cottage

Welcome to our Explore page, featuring a handpicked selection of Blue Mountain escapes, getaways, and holiday rentals, including the charming Marigold Cottage. Situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains, Marigold Cottage offers easy access to a range of top destinations and activities, such as the stunning Mount Wilson gardens, the historic Hartley Vale, nearby wedding venues, and a variety of popular cafes and restaurants in the Little Hartley area. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, Marigold Cottage is the perfect place to call home during your Blue Mountains holiday. Here are some top things to do during your stay:

Popular Destinations and Things to Do

  • Lithgow, just a 20-minute drive away, offers the Small Arms Factory Museum for history buffs and Lake Wallace for fishing enthusiasts.
  • Take a 10-minute drive to Mount Victoria for stunning views of the Blue Mountains from the Mount Piddington lookout.
  • Blackheath, a picturesque town just 15 minutes away by car, offers the Govetts Leap lookout and scenic walks through the Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Journey 50 minutes to Jenolan Caves, a spectacular underground network of limestone caves and formations.
  • Katoomba, a 30-minute drive away, offers the Scenic World tourist park with scenic railway or cable car rides and hikes through the Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Zig Zag Railway: a 25-minute drive, Zig Zag Railway is a must-visit attraction in the Blue Mountains. Experience a nostalgic journey through time aboard the heritage steam trains that traverse the famous Zig Zag railway line.  Check our curated day trip itinerary exploring Zig Zag Railway and beyond.

Marigold Cottage is also near some of the most popular wedding venues in the Blue Mountains. Consider these options:

Popular Wedding Venues Nearby

  • Collits Inn in Hartley Vale is just a 7-minute drive away and offers a rustic and charming atmosphere.
  • Seclusions Blue Mountains is a beautiful wedding venue just 20 minutes away by car, featuring stunning views, a quaint chapel, and luxurious accommodations.
  • The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, just 20 minutes away, offers a unique and historic setting with beautiful gardens and a charming reception hall.

Nature and Gardens

  • The gardens in Mount Wilson, including Breenhold Gardens, Nooroo Garden, and Yengo Sculpture Gardens, offer beautiful displays of exotic plants, trees, and flowers.
  • Mount Tomah Botanic Garden is just 45 minute drive from the cottage and offers stunning views of the Blue Mountains and a range of gardens, including the Formal Garden, the Jungle, and the Gondwana Garden.
  • Mayfield Gardens in Oberon offer 20 acres of beautiful gardens featuring a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • The stunning Mount Tomah and Mount Tomah Botanic Garden offer breathtaking natural scenery, including waterfalls, walking tracks, and picnic areas.
  • Blackheath offers a range of nature walks, including the Popes Glen Walk and the Pulpit Rock Track, which offer stunning views of the Grose Valley.
  • The historic Hartley Vale offers a scenic walking trail, the Old Coach Road, which takes you through the natural beauty of the valley and its historic buildings.

Popular Cafes and Restaurants

  • Alchemy Woodfired Pizza - This local favourite is located in nearby Lithgow and offers a range of delicious woodfired pizzas, pasta dishes, and salads, as well as a selection of beer and wine.
  • Station Espresso - This cozy cafe in nearby Blackheath serves up great coffee, breakfast and lunch options, and a range of baked goods, including gluten-free and vegan options.
  • Vesta Blackheath - This contemporary Australian restaurant in Blackheath offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients, as well as an extensive wine list.
  • Gardners Inn - Located in nearby Blackheath, Gardners Inn is a historic pub that offers a casual atmosphere and classic pub fare, including burgers, fish and chips, and steak.
  • Anonymous Cafe - This cafe in Lithgow offers a relaxed atmosphere and serves up delicious breakfast and lunch options, as well as coffee and sweet treats.
  • Hartley Cafe - This cafe is located in the heart of the historic village of Hartley and offers a range of breakfast and lunch options, including sandwiches, burgers, and salads.

If you're planning a trip to the Lithgow area, be sure to check out the latest events and attractions happening in the region. One great resource for finding out about upcoming events is the Visit NSW website, which features a comprehensive list of events happening in the Blue Mountains/Lithgow area. From live music and festivals to outdoor adventures and family-friendly activities, there's always something happening in Lithgow. Be sure to check out the Visit NSW website regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest events, and plan your trip accordingly. Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement happening in this beautiful part of New South Wales!

If you're planning a trip to the Lithgow area, be sure to check out the latest events and attractions happening in the region. One great resource for finding out about upcoming events is the Visit NSW website, which features a comprehensive list of events happening in the Blue Mountains/Lithgow area. Additionally, if you're looking for unique and authentic experiences in the Lithgow area, Seven Valleys is a great resource to check out. From cultural tours and local food and wine experiences to outdoor adventures and more, Seven Valleys offers a range of activities and experiences for visitors to the area. Whether you're interested in live music and festivals, outdoor adventures, or family-friendly activities, there's always something happening in Lithgow. Be sure to check out the Visit NSW website and Seven Valleys regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest events, and plan your trip accordingly. Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement happening in this beautiful part of New South Wales!

Enjoy the beauty and adventure of the Blue Mountains during your stay at Marigold Cottage in Little Hartley.