Disclosure- All opinions are my own, I have no affiliates or connections to Blackheath Glen Holiday park.
On arrival at the Blackheath Glen holiday park I knew I had picked the right place to pitch the tent for a couple of nights, while we explored the Blue Mountians. The quiet, inviting surrounds and the happy memories of camping here with my family, while Dad competed in the annual fun run or we went on hikes in the area, made the choice easy.
Check in with the friendly receptionist was completed promptly and very soon we were entering through the boom gate and making our way down to the lower end of the park to our unpowered site. The kids had already spotted the enormous playground across the road and so with the promise of an opportunity to play there, they helped set up the campsite quickly on our flat grassy spot surrounded by trees.
Across the road at the Memorial Park there was an abundance of playground equipment, some which are heritage, and long stretchs of green grass to entertain the kids, while I took the opportunity to read my book under a tree. The local pool is located here and would be handy for visitors during the warmers months, and the ducks make themselves at home in the pond, swimming lazily around waiting for someone to come and throw scraps of bread. As the sun dropped below the horizon, so did the temperature, and when I ran out of sunny spots to keep warm I announced that it was time to head back and organise some dinner.
The camp kitchen at any camping ground is a hub of activity and Blackheath Glen Tourist park’s is no exception. Families, backpackers and grey nomads gather here to prepare their meals for the evening, the aromatic smells wafting through the air. While the kids played with the other children, riding their bikes and scooters safely around the park, I cooked our dinner in the enclosed, heated camp kitchen, listening, and quietly singing along, while someone strummed out a tune on their guitar.
While the grassy tent spot, close proximity to Katoomba and the park and the camp kitchen are high on my praises for Blackheath Glen tourist park, the bathrooms take the prize. Clean, strong, hot showers, the type that you don’t ever want to get out of at the end of the day (especially after walking the Giant staircase ), make Blackheath Glen Tourist park a winner in our eyes!
Where: 67- 69 Prince Edward Street, Blackheath NSW 2785
Contact: Phone: (02) 4787 8101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $78.00 for 1adult/2children for two nights unpowered site in May.
Need to know: Close to Govetts leap lookout and its bush walks, 10 mins drive to Katoomba, short walk through the park to the centre of Blackheath and the train station. Both the boom gate and bathrooms are pin code locked, there is a baby bathroom (ask about it at reception), check in is from 11am and checkout at 10am, Wi Fi is available for a fee, and it has a dump point on site. The tourist park also has a variety of cabins onsite as well as powered sites.