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New Blue Mountains festival to celebrate the senses

As the sun crosses the celestial equator giving day and night equal reign, a new celebration of the senses will dawn on the Blue Mountains NSW Australia this Autumn.

Created and managed by Blue Mountains Tourism, Equinox – Autumn Celebration of the Senses highlights and unites all that is great about the Blue Mountains in Autumn.

Blue Mountains Tourism president Jason Cronshaw said the new festival aligned with the Destination NSW #feelNSW campaign.

``After an unsettling past two years, it’s time to emerge and immerse yourself in the wonderful bounty of life here in the Blue Mountains – a convergence of fine food and craft beverages, music, art and entertainment and, of course, the fantastic natural environment we are so blessed to call home.’’

Spanning the entire Blue Mountains region over four weekends between March 18 and April 10, 2022, Equinox will feature myriad free and ticketed events for locals and visitors of all ages among one of the most recognised ancient landscapes on Earth.

Expect to discover delightful hidden treasures.

Expect sensational flavours and aromas at fantastical feasts.

Expect exhilarating activities and mesmerising entertainment.

Expect sensory overload.

March 18 – 20:

Hear: Live music at events such as Blue Mountains Music Festival

March 25 – 27:

Taste: Feasts and craft beverages showcasing the distinctive flavours of the region

April 1 – 3:

See: Art and entertainment come alive with stargazing, scavenger hunts and light installations

April 8 – 10:

Feel: Get in touch with nature through activities like art workshops, bushwalks and yoga

``Equinox will become an annual tradition that will help reinstate the Blue Mountains as a key tourist destination in NSW and Australia,’’ Mr Cronshaw said.

The new event is made possible through partnering with local businesses and existing events as well as $2.6 million funding from the federal and state Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund announced in July.

This event is made possible by $2.6 million from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian Government and NSW Government. With the grant Blue Mountains Tourism, as the leading tourism authority in the region, will administer and manage the Blue Mountains Visitor Economy Revitalisation Project, a two-year destination management program that will reinstate the Blue Mountains as a key tourist destination in NSW and Australia.

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Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge.

Mountain biking on the Oaks track between Glenbrook and Woodford.

The old Lucasville Station platform and stairs on the Lapstone Zig Zag track.

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