Mayor Greenhill on the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

‘If you love us, come and see us’: Blue Mountains Mayor urges visitors to return

21 Jan 2020

Blue Mountains City Mayor Mark Greenhill is urging visitors to return to the Blue Mountains, now that the threat of bush fires has ended.


Most Council lookouts and reserves have opened, now that fires surrounding the City have been contained.  National Parks and Wildlife Service have also reopened many lookouts, picnic areas and walking tracks.


“There are lots of small businesses, cafes and shops in the Blue Mountains, waiting for people to come and visit them right now,” Mayor Greenhill said.


“So our message is: ‘We are open for business.  If you love us, come and see us.’  It’s the big attractions, but also the small businesses that dot our main streets, that need visitors to start coming back.


“Recent bush fires mean that visitors stayed away over the traditionally busy Christmas/New year period. The best tonic for us is for people to come back and visit now. Come to the Blue Mountains to shop and stay overnight.  That’s the way the broader community can support our community.


“Council will continue to support our community to recover after these unprecedented bush fires.”


Upcoming Blue Mountains events include:

  • The final weekend of the Leura Shakespeare Festival at Everglades Garden, Leura, on 24-26 January. Get more information
  • Wines of the West Festival at The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, on 25-26 January. Get more information
  • Scenic World Lunar New Year 2020 at Scenic World, Katoomba from 25 January-9 February. Get more information
  • Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention at Glenbrook Park, Glenbrook, on 26 January. Get more information
  • Museum Special Open Day – Australia Day at Valley Heights Rail Museum, Valley Heights on 26 January.  Get more information
  • Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival at The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, from 7-9 February. Get more information
  • Jazz in the Garden at Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge, on 29 February. Get more information 
  • Blue Mountains Music Festival on 13-16 March. Get more information


For a full list of other Summer events in the Blue Mountains go to


Watch Mayor Greenhill on Channel 10’s Studio 10


Photo: Mayor Greenhill on the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus.

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