Dryridge Estate is a great place for everyone. Some of the things you can do both on and off the property include:
Do nothing much: Enjoy the serenity of mountain life is the first choice. Make your visit a real break. Sit on the balcony and take in the view. Read. Have a nap. Chill out.
Explore the estate: We have a beautiful waterfall and swimming holes in Megalong Creek which are great places for a picnic.
Take an Eco Tour: Be collected from Sunrise Lodge and take a Tread Lightly Eco Tour with an expert on Blue Mountains geology, fauna, flora, Aboriginal culture, astronomy and venomous creatures. Let them take you to on a range of tours and walks visiting ancient rainforests, waterfalls and deep canyons in the World Heritage area which offer great photographic opportunities. Night tours offer a different view of the mountains when you can explore the southern night sky and glow worms.
Go shopping: The mountains are a hotbed of curio and antique shops, book shops, fashion outlets and cafes. Artists have shunned the Sydney life to establish studios and galleries in the mountains. Shopping here is an adventure.
Eat out: Enjoy a sumptuous country breakfast at theMegalong Tearooms just down the road or visit one of the international-standard restaurants in Blackheath. Travel another 10 minutes to Katoomba and Leura and you will find many more.
Play golf: The Blackheath Golf Course is a beautiful and challenging par-72 championship-standard course only 30 minutes away. A little further afield are impressive courses at Leura and Wentworth Falls.
Go bush walking: In addition to walking The Six Foot Track to the Bowtell's Swing Bridge there are hundreds of signposted walking tracks in the 250,000 hectare Blue Mountains National Park. If you stayed a year and walked every day you wouldn't have exhausted the walking possibilities. Track grades vary from easy to white-knuckle territory and everything in between. Walk duration ranges from 30 minutes to all day and longer.
Go horse riding: If seeing the sights on foot doesn't appeal you, take a horseback tour at one of the several stables in the valley. All abilities are catered for and you can select a duration that suits you from an hour to a whole day.
Go mountain biking: Whilst most of the Blue Mountains National Park is closed to bikes, The Six Foot Track is not closed and is considered one of the best mountain bike trails in New South Wales.
Go canyoning or rock climbing: Canyoning and a complete range of climbs from rock-hopping to the most challenging ascents in the mountain escarpments are offered by local adventure companies which provide escorted 4WD trips into seldom-traveled areas of the mountains.