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BLUE MOUNTAINS ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS

WILD & EPIC ELOPEMENTS IN THE MIGHTY BLUE MOUNTAINS

 

Here's a quick list of some of our favourite epic and adventurous elopement spots around the Blue Mountains. It's by no means an exhaustive list, just the ones that we've personally shot at. There's a hundred more where these came from.

 

Where are the some of best locations to elope in the Blue Mountains?

  • Flat Rock

  • Everglades

  • Landslide

  • Boar's Head

  • Valley View

  • Fort Lock

  • Katoomba Town

 

If you're getting hitched and wanna suss out these spots, or more that I haven't listed, hit us with a message.

Lastly, if you know a decent location for weddings, elopements or engagement shoots, list 'em in the comments.

Yallah. Let go.

 

LOVE LIKE A LANDSLIDE

This spot is a short 5 minute drive from Katoomba town, and is mostly quiet during the week and even weekends. Off road shoulder parking is no problem, and the lookout is signposted. There is a marked and stepped trail leading from the road down to the lookout, which is fenced.

But.

Look to the left and you'll see an unmarked path leading you down through the bush to a couple of epic unfenced cliffside views. This place is alive in silence all day, every day. Love spending sunsets and foggy days here.

 

FLAT ROCK

Perhaps the most famous place to elope in the Blue Mountains. This location is renowned for its otherworldly rocky outcrop, and is a popular spot for film and tv, as well as elopements and engagement photos.

This place is packed most weekends and weekdays. Tourist buses regularly pull up and spend time here. Try your luck with contacting council to see if you can have private use for your elopement (probably better odds during the week).

Not many people know how many photo spots this place packs. Rocky outcrop aside, there's features all around, including low lying bush, jagged rock mounds, seasonal wild flowers, dirt roads, and even a cave underneath.

 

BOAR'S HEAD

We've shot at Boar's Head a tonne, and it's one of our favourite spots for weddings and engagement shoots, as well as elopements.

Pull up a couple hundred meters short on to the dirt shoulder. You'll see a marked dirt path that leads down to the spot.

Along the way you'll have plenty of op's for epic views, scorched bush and wildflowers. At the end there's a rocky outcrop and mounds with low lying bush, plus one epic view at sunset. 

It can get a bit gusty here, so keep a sturdy footing and rug up.

 

VALLEY VIEW

One of our all-time favourite couples had their ceremony here, complete with smoke bombs, a set sun and incredible views.

A short drive from Blackheath and sealed carpark nearby. There's a sister lookout right next door, which is probably the more popular one. Valley View is without a doubt quieter, especially if you take a detour off the marked path (are you seeing a trend here?)

 

EVERGLADES

Everglades Historic House & Gardens isn't the first thought that comes to mind when you think of our typical shooting locations, or so I thought at first. But this place has a lot more to offer than your classic tame wedding photos.

We shot an elopement here on Halloween, and the place was alive. Our couple simply paid the cost of admission for each guest (around $12 from memory), asked for permission to have the ceremony and get together with their closest and went for it.

So beside the garden shots, there's a hidden waterfall, rock walls that tower over you, mausoleum-like structures, and plenty of green and florals to go around, and then some.

 

FORT LOCK

Here's an elopement spot that's hidden away, somewhat, and the best way to get there is to sneak through a school playground. 'Nuff said.

Just out of town in Blackheath, then a five-ish minute walk (longer if you take the long way).

It's a nice boulder.

 

KATOOMBA TOWN

There's totally overlooked spots downtown Katoomba. It's actually kind of nuts. Epic Blue Mountains shots are nice and all, but holy hell, Katoomba boasts some rad locations as well.

So, maybe not strictly "elopement locations" around, but for sure portraits for your couple, especially if they're after something different and unique.

And hey, head down the street on your off day and shoot the street life. You won't regret it.

 

YOUR OWN HOME / BACKYARD

Where better to get hitched than somewhere familiar (and free). Even if you shell out for an Airbnb you're only spending a few hunnit vs thousands for a wedding venue.

We love using natural window light and the familiarity of home.

With tonnes of opportunity right in front of your nose, who'd wanna elope anywhere else?

 

SO THAT'S IT (FOR NOW)

If you know of any others list 'em below in the comments!

If you're getting hitched, check out our information on Elopements + Weddings, or hit us with a message if you'd like to catch up.