Planning Your Visit
Campbell Rhododendron Gardens are open to Vehicles from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Summer and 9:00 to 4:00 in Winter, and at all times for Pedestrian access, every day of the year.
We’re easy to find, just off the Great Western Highway in Blackheath, a 2-hour drive west of Sydney. We are open to visitors all year round.
Coming from Sydney on the Great Western Highway, after passing Blackheath Railway Station, turn right into Sturt Street and follow the signs.
By rail and on foot:
From Blackheath railway station, cross the highway at the pedestrian lights and you’ll see our sign, with a map, which will show you the way—turn left, walk along the highway and turn right into Sturt Street. Follow the signs into Wentworth Street, walking until you see our round logo on the sign above the gate at the end of the road. It's a pleasant walk.
Car parking is available in the Gardens car park, daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Buses need to park outside the gates. The speed limit inside the gates is 10km/hr. It is one-way traffic, so please follow the arrows.
Rhodo Tea Room
The Rhodo Tea Room is open to visitors—only for 5 weeks, from 12th October to 17th November 2019—when we offer scones, tea, delicious cakes and other refreshments (but not lunch). We’re told we serve "the best Aussie Teas in the mountains”. And you can also buy attractive, inexpensive souvenirs—2020 calendars, tea towels, mini-jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards and more. AND, if you love Rhododendrons, this is the best time to visit.
Bring a picnic basket and rug from home or visit the many deli's and cafes in the village to stock up on your gourmet treats to make your own picnic hamper.
The Blackheath village of shops can be found along the Great Western Highway, Govetts Leap Road and Wentworth Street. Numerous restaurants, cafes and delis can cater to your culinary needs.
Don't forget to stroll around to find shops for fashion, art galleries, books and much more.
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Please protect our Garden and native Flora and Fauna by being tidy and keeping to the walking tracks.
Dogs must be on leashes, and please clean up after them.
We ask you to abide by the rules of the Management Committee and to please appreciate that all work in the Gardens is undertaken by volunteers, who are members of the Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Inc.
Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Inc. may occasionally reserve any part of the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens for organised events.
Please note that the flying of kites, model planes, helicopters and drones is strictly prohibited at the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens and permission for these activities will not be granted for non-commercial filming.
General visitors - If you are a visitor to the gardens seeking to document your visit for personal use with photos and filming, no permit is required.
The Garden is managed and maintained by the Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Incorporated, a community organsation of volunteers with members throughout Australia.
Admission is by donation in the Donation Box near the Car Park or please donate before you arrive on this website. Thank you.
The Rhododendron Society needs to be resourceful about acquiring funds and careful with whatever we are able to raise. Very occasionally we receive funding or a grant from Blue Mountains City Council, but no Government funding. So we'd really appreciate if, when you visit the Gardens you make a donation, for each visitor, into the (soon to be pink) Donation Box inside the Gardens. All work to maintain, improve and expand the Gardens is carried out by volunteers—perhaps you would like to Join Us.