Does Blackheath NSW have Snow?

Snow in Blackheath?

Blackheath is a town in New South Wales near the Blue Mountains and between Katoomba and Mount Victoria. It is noted as the highest town in the Blue Mountains. The city has recorded notable snowfall levels for its altitude is 1064 meters above sea level. Despite the reputation of the Blue Mountains for snow, there are only around five snow days per year in the upper mountains despite its cool temperature.


Before the Europeans came to Australia, its area was a gathering spot for Aboriginal tribes. The new settlers from Britain then called it Hounslow, but the population was sparse. Its present name came from Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1815. During one of his trips from the Blue Mountains, he noticed the dark shrubs there, hence the name Blackheath.

Blackheath Community

Two decades later, an inn was built in Blackheath, where Charles Darwin would stay five years later. A railway station would be placed in the burgeoning town, attracting more businesses to emerge and families to stay. The Blackheath community prospered but kept their simple lives.

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Blackheath has several local attractions that tourists can enjoy. These picturesque sites include Govetts Leap, Pulpit Rock, and Blue Mountains Grand Canyon.

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