How to Get Here: Travelling from Sydney
The most popular means of transport to the Blue Mountains is by car. From the city, follow the M4 Motorway, which becomes the Great Western Highway.
Follow the Great Western Highway through Wentworth Falls and Leura, heading towards Katoomba.
• Pass through Katoomba traffic lights at Parke Street and at Albion Street
• Turn next left at Old Bathurst Road
• Turn right into Old Bathurst Road
• Turn next left into Narrow Neck Road
• Travel straight ahead (Nelson Rd is 4th Street on your right)
• Then you will see prayer flags on your right at 137 Narrow Neck Road
• Drive down short dirt roadway into Kunsang Yeshe Centre
In order to respect our neighbour’s rights and help alleviate parking issues, drive down short dirt roadway onto property, use circular drive onsite to turn around – there are three parking spaces available for smaller vehicles near the stupa and one space in front of the building (please do not park in the nuns’ parking bays). If the on-site parking spaces are already taken, please park respectfully on Narrow Neck Road and walk a short distance to Centre. Another thought is to car-pool, ask your friends and/or other students to share the driving with you. It’s a good way to make new friendships and lower your environmental footprint!
Train line: Blue Mountains Line
Station: Katoomba. Journey time 2 hours from central.
Possibly the most relaxing way to travel to the Blue Mountains is by Rail. From Central you can board an air-conditioned double decker Mountains train. The journey to the Mountains will most likely stop at Strathfield, Parramatta, Penrith, Emu Plains, and then all stations up the Blue Mountains.
Most trains go through to Mount Victoria. Some even go as far as Lithgow. Trains generally run every hour and even more frequently during peak commuter times. HOWEVER, there is often weekend track work. Buses substitute trains. Check the above transport link for up to date info.
The walk from Katoomba station to our Centre is a good 38 minute stroll (2.7km) and taxis are readily available from Katoomba railway station.
Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre
137 Narrow Neck Road,
Katoomba, NSW 2780
While You’re Here
The centre has been operating in the mountains at various locations for over 20 years. As a registered Not for Profit Incorporated Association we’re completely run by volunteers – including our six Executive Board members who live locally and offer their professional skills in guiding the direction and development of the centre so you can enjoy what we have to offer.
At our beautiful location in Katoomba we hold regular classes, workshops and day retreats. Our vision plan is to build a residential retreat centre with accommodation so that you can make the most of retreating from the busyness of life and discover real inner peace & balance.
In order to create that perfect external environment we ask our visitors to act mindfully:
- act without physically harming any living being – all creatures great & small
- take what is freely offered, leave behind what isn’t
- speak with honesty & integrity
- engage lovingly not sexually
- keep body & mind free from substances which affects perceptions
We want you to experience self-discovery and transformation of heart & mind.
There’s an abundance of accommodation to suit all budgets in the Blue Mountains. Check our recommendations just minutes from us:
Air B&B Essendene Road: 2 x lovely double bedrooms with shared bathroom, minutes from magnificent views, bush walks, Scenic World and the heart of Katoomba. Cost $65 pn –
Contact Sue Emonson M: 0412 422 717
Blue Mountains Youth Hostels Association: 207 Katoomba St. Katoomba
Clean & comfortable Budget accommodation in the a beautifully restored National Trust Building right in the heart of Katoomba. Check www.yha.com.au/nsw/blue-mountains/katoomba T: 02 4782 1416
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park: 101 Katoomba Falls Road
Offers self-contained cabins and powered sites for caravans & vans plus grassy camping sites.
Across the road from Katoomba Falls, the escarpment, world famous views and Scenic World which offers the wonderful Scenic Railway into lush temperate forest and a return trip by cable car. Check www.bmtp.com.au/katoomba-falls.html T: 02 4782 1835
For even more options, google ‘accommodation in the Blue Mountains’ – there are countless choices to meet every need and budget.