Orphan Rock

Orphan Rock

For those who love the Blue Mountains, a website of people and stories.

It serves as a platform for individuals to share their stories and experiences in this picturesque region. Whether you are a long-time resident or simply have a passion for the Blue Mountains, Orphan Rock provides a space to connect and learn about the area.

Everglades, Photographs by Trish Davies


Wonderful photographs of a wonderful place, Everglades, Leura.


New cards available

New cards available

We're pleased to introduce a series of gift cards of Blue Mountains views from the sketchbook of local artist Alex Snellgrove. Available from shops and information centres or from our own... READ MORE

Keith Rowe, glass blower - OrphanRock

Keith Rowe, glass blower

Keith Rowe is one of Australia’s most respected glass blowers, and lives and works in Blackheath. We spoke with him about his work and his current major exhibition in Katoomba.... READ MORE

Blue Mountain Stories - Chris McGillion, crime novelist

Chris McGillion, crime novelist

Chris McGillion is a long-time Mountains resident and author, who has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald and Charles Sturt University. He is now writing a series of intriguing crime... READ MORE

Julie Parker, Rhododendron Gardens - OrphanRock

Julie Parker, Rhododendron Gardens

Julie Parker is a retired landscape designer and volunteer for the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens at Blackheath. The Gardens, with their unusual massed plantings of rhododendrons and azaleas in native bushland,... READ MORE



We acknowledge the traditional owners of the country where this website is set, the Darug and Gundungurra peoples.