Blue Mountains Attractions
Attractions in the Blue Mountains
Named after the unique blue hue that sits over its surroundings, the Blue Mountains offers a varied range of attractions for visitors from nature and history, to shopping and adventure activities.
One of the largest Blue Mountains villages, Katoomba, is a great place to commence your visit, with access to the famous rock formation The Three Sisters, Scenic World and the Waradah Aboriginal Centre.
There are dozens of bushwalking trails to suit a wide range of ages and fitness levels. Some shorter walks have stairs and handrails, while others are more challenging and can take several days. The Pulpit Rock walking track begins to the left of Govetts Leap Lookout, passing scenic panoramic views of the Grose Valley before continuing onto Pulpit Rock Lookout. The Grand Canyon Track near Blackheath is a more challenging hike through luscious native vegetation, deep canyons and creeks. For more adventures try your hand at mountain biking, horseriding or join a Segway tour.
0.8km (return) - 0.75 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Be astounded by the beauty of the world's oldest cave system on the picturesque Carlotta Arch walking track, also known as Shaping Wate...
Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the Three Sisters is an iconic formation that you must see at least once in your lifetime. There are different versions of the Aboriginal story ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/echo-point-lookout-three-sisters/lookout
Just 180km from the outskirts of Sydney, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, part of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, feels like you've crossed an ocean to get there. Take in the magnificent scene...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kanangra-boyd-national-park
0.9km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
A short yet spectacular track through a lush rainforest gully leading to lookouts that boast some of the most iconic views in Blue Mou...
For over a hundred years, honeymooners have been flocking to this famous spot to create a photo for the mantlepiece. Whether you're on a romantic getaway or a family day trip, you'll fall in love with...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/three-sisters-honeymoon-bridge/lookout
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms is nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Leura and houses the world's largest private collection of teapots. There are more than 5,500 ...www.bygonebeautys.com.au
The 'edge-of-the-world' drive around the cliff tops between Katoomba and Wentworth Falls are part of this Blue Mountains Discovery Trail. Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area...www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au
3.3km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
Pulpit Rock is an isolated pinnacle standing away from the cliff-face on a massive blade of rock. You can walk to it from Govetts Leap, enjoying h...
You'll feel on top of the world at this picture perfect spot with world-class views, near Wentworth Falls, in Blue Mountains National Park. Wentworth Falls picnic area is a great base to explore the l...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/wentworth-falls-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
48km (one way) - 1 hour
Greater Blue Mountains drive - The Mounts is like a tasting plate of this iconic NSW mountain range. The high altitude scenic driving and cycling route allows you to s...