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.
Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well known parks in Australia, is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area; listed for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural value...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park
This walk offers fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and surrounding cliffs, not to mention stunning waterfalls at both ends of the walk. Highlights would be the paths cut halfway up the cliff face ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/national-pass/walking
2km (one way) - 0.3 hour - Hard difficulty
A challenging yet short hike that's well worth the effort, Blue Pool walking track leads to an idyllic swimming hole in a tranquil bush setting. Loc...
The former School master's residence and combined school room at the former Bowenfels National School is the earliest government school building remaining in recognisable form in NSW being erected...www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=5045239
21km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
This is the perfect cycling adventure for just about everyone. Starting in the campground at Boyd River, this loop circuit takes bike rider...
Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gal...
6km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
For an awe-inspiring ride to the edge of the magnificent Grose Wilderness, Burramoko cycle trail leads along a ridge to a dramatic rocky bluff. A tr...
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
When spending time in Capertee National Park, remember to visit Capertee Woolshed ruins while you're there. On the river flat below Capertee Homestead - 'Port Macquarie', these ruins are one of the su...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/capertee-national-park/capertee-woolshed-ruins/historic-site