Blue Mountains

Highlights

Less than two hours from Sydney by car or train, the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is one of Australia's most spectacular natural parks. The area also offers an enormous variety of activities to enjoy.

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About The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains make for the perfect holiday destination for families, nature lovers, and adventure seekers. Bushwalks abound in the region and are an excellent way to take in the natural attractions, with trails to suit all ages and levels of experience.

Visit Scenic World in Katoomba to enjoy panoramas of the wilderness, waterfalls, valleys and rugged sandstone tablelands by cablecar or the famous scenic railway. Explore the ancient caverns of Jenolan Caves and discover limestone crystal and underground rivers deep within the mountains.

The Festival of Walking invites you to explore the Lithgow and Oberon regions in October. Explore the area’s natural beauty and Aboriginal heritage as you walk. Take part in the Six Foot Track Marathon and challenge yourself on the 45 km trail stretching across the Blue Mountains, from the historic Explorer's Marked Tree near Katoomba, to the Jenolan Caves.

The Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is held in in mid-March every year. See and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The festival also features market stalls with locally-made food, arts and crafts as well as performance workshops.

Lithgow also celebrates Yulefest between 1 June to 31 August. The town, along with other areas in Oberon and the Blue Mountains, are transformed into an icy winter wonderland, where visitors can enjoy toasty fires, roast dinners and festive decorations in some hotels, motels and guesthouses.

The surrounding picturesque towns of Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria, Springwood, Wentworth Falls, Hartley, Lithgow and Oberon offer a great range of restaurants and accommodation.

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    Walking

    The stunning vistas from the Blue Mountains National Park provide the ideal backdrop for bushwalking and hiking. There are walks of varying difficulty and length, as well as a series of breathtaking lookouts. It's recommended to check government websites for national park closures and updates before planning a trip.

  • Jenolan Caves

    Adventure

    Mountain biking, horse riding, and bushwalking are all popular activities in the Blue Mountains. If you’re looking for something even more adventurous, sign up with a tour company and have a go at rock climbing, abseiling or canyoning. There’s also the impressive Jenolan Caves to explore, one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world.

  • Leura Garage, Blue Mountains

    Dining and Entertainment

    There are some excellent dining options available in the Blue Mountains region, from the relaxed and hip Leura Garage to celebrated restaurants such as Tomah Gardens Restaurant in Bilpin or Echoes in Katoomba. You can catch the train to Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath or Blackheath to choose from a variety of options.

Scenic World Adventures - Family Fun

Family Fun - how to enjoy the best family day out at Scenic World - and tire the kids out for the journey home! We all know local knowledge is best, so we asked our staff to put together their favourite thing to do onsite. The result is 10 suggested itineraries to help you make the most out your day out at Scenic World. Choose your Scenic World Adventure today!

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Download the official Blue Mountains App

Download the official Blue Mountains App

Plan things to do in the Blue Mountains, decide which restaurants to eat at, book places to stay in and find tours of the Blue Mountains to go on. Included features & functions:

  • Up-to-date events listings
  • Easy to use Mobile booking system
  • My Favourites and My Itinerary
  • Current weather
  • Currency converter
  • Services and facilities maps

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Local areas

  • Katoomba Area Accommodation, restaurants and shopping make this area a great base for exploring the Blue Mountains
  • Lithgow Area Lithgow is a bushwalker's haven that lies at the western edge of the Blue Mountains.
  • Oberon Area Oberon is a popular area for trout fishing, bushwalking and the Jenolan Caves.

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