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.

Admire one of the world’s oldest limestone cave systems at the Jenolan Caves, with access to guided tours, adventure caving and the chance to learn about local Aboriginal culture.

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  1. Rick Rutherfords Country Gallery

    Rick Rutherfords Country Gallery

    Rick Rutherford's Country Gallery is open daily and located within the heritage precinct of Lawson, on the Badgery Crescent side of Lawson.

    As the founding author of "Australian...

  2. The House of Wool

    The House of Wool

    Nicole and Rachael would like to welcome you to The House of Wool. Opening in Blackheath, New South Wales, in October 2012, The House of Wool is a delightful wool shop that is bound to excite your...

  3. Blue Pool walking track

    Blue Pool walking track

    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. Located in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains...

  4. Wild Meadows Garden

    Wild Meadows Garden

    A new garden with a different look. There was no garden here five years ago, just paddocks. Wild Meadows Garden was designed in a naturalistic way with floral meadows and woodlands to complement...

  5. Woodford – Oaks trail

    Woodford – Oaks trail

    For an invigorating ride or walk that will work your muscles and clear your head, try Woodford - Oaks trail in Blue Mountains National Park. The track leads from Woodford to Glenbrook and makes a...

  6. Glow Worm Tunnel

    Glow Worm Tunnel

    The Glow Worms are located in an old rail tunnel 400 metres in length. It was originally constructed as part of the railway line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works. The line was dismantled around the...

  7. Boyd River loop

    Boyd River loop

    This is the perfect cycling adventure for just about everyone. Starting in the campground at Boyd River, this loop circuit takes bike riders south along Kanangra Walls Road before heading off down...

  8. Anvil Rock

    Anvil Rock

    Located at the end of Hat Hill Road in the Grose Valley, this weathered sandstone rock formation offers magnificent views over the Grose Valley to Mount Banks and Mount Hay. ...

  9. Govetts Leap Lookout

    Govetts Leap Lookout

    Govetts Leap Lookout is a popular spot to stop and view the spectacular panorama before descending into the Grose Valley for one of the regions more physical walks where you can view the towering...

  10. Mr Pickwicks Fine Old Books

    Mr Pickwicks Fine Old Books

    Nestled in the heart of the glorious, World-Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, in a massive 3-storey superannuated Bank Building, sits the delightfully eccentric books and antiques shop known as Mr...

  11. The French Shoppe

    The French Shoppe

    The French Shoppe is one of the top retail businesses operating in the beautiful boutique shopping village of Leura, located in the magnificent Blue Mountains. All the exquisite products are...

  12. The Nook Craft Co-Operative

    The Nook Craft Co-Operative

    The Nook is a co-operative of artists and artisans of the Blue Mountains which allows visitors to experience unique, quality work not generally seen elsewhere. It is a collective marketplace which...

  13. Carlotta Arch walking track

    Carlotta Arch walking track

    Be astounded by the beauty of the world's oldest cave system on the picturesque Carlotta Arch walking track, also known as Shaping Waters walk.Part of the exquisite Jenolan Caves network in the...

  14. Pulpit walking track

    Pulpit walking track

    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 heathlands, swamps, waterfalls, and an ever-changing...

  15. Mitchells Ridge Lookout

    Mitchells Ridge Lookout

    Mitchells Ridge Lookout is an historic lookout and rest area, named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who supervised the building of the Pass by convict labour in 1832. An obelisk at the lookout...

  16. Jellybean track

    Jellybean track

    When it's time to pack up the car and get out of town, the Jellybean track offers a great day trip for you and the kids. Starting at the Glenbrook entrance to the Blue Mountains National Park, the...

  17. Hartley Historic Site

    Hartley Historic Site

    Step back in time within the historic village of Hartley set into the western edge of the beautiful Blue Mountains. Set among pastures, orchards, native plants and nineteenth and twentieth-century...

  18. Six Foot walking track

    Six Foot walking track

    Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot walking track packs it all into a three-day hike for enthusiastic...

  19. Tunnel View lookout

    Tunnel View lookout

    With marvellous views across to Glenbrook and as far as Kurrajong, almost 50km away, Tunnel View lookout is a great destination for sweeping valley vistas, birdwatching and wildflowers. Situated in...

  20. Mount Blackheath Lookout

    Mount Blackheath Lookout

    Travel along Shipley Plateau through a mix of bush (spot the waratahs in Spring), small farms and orchards - at the end you will reach Mount Blackheath Lookout with views to the north and west to...

  21. Glen Davis Ruins

    Glen Davis Ruins

    The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war...

  22. Andersons trail

    Andersons trail

    An exhilarating cycling route that takes you deep into the central wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, Andersons trail descends into unspoilt bushland and links to Woodford - Oaks trail for...

  23. The Victory Theatre Antique Centre

    The Victory Theatre Antique Centre

    The Victory Theatre Antique Centre is the largest antique centre west of Sydney. Blackheath village, 10 kilometres west of Katoomba, has become a Mecca for antiques and collectables shopping...

  24. Hartley Courthouse

    Hartley Courthouse

    Hartley Courthouse was designed by colonial architect Mortimer Lewis in the Grecian Revival style. Still largely intact and constructed solidly of locally quarried sandstone, it is an imposing...

  25. Blue Mountains National Park

    Blue Mountains National Park

    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...

  26. Mount Solitary

    Mount Solitary

    Mount Solitary is an isolated plateau and at 919 metres it dominates the landscape of the Jamison Valley and can be seen from all vantage points along the eastern escarpment. Rising 165 metres...

  27. Bicentennial trail

    Bicentennial trail

    Visitors to Gardens of Stone National Park can ride or bike the Crown Creek fire trail, a section of the iconic Bicentennial trail, which stretches for 5,330km along the Great Dividing Range of...

  28. St John the Evangelist Church

    St John the Evangelist Church

    St John's was erected by Mrs Georgina Abbott as a memorial to her parents, Mr and Mrs James Walker and her first husband, Mr Edwin Barton. It was designed by Blacket and Son, architects and built...

  29. The Lolly Bug

    The Lolly Bug

    Visitors are spoilt for choice at The Lolly Bug in Little Hartley with over 1500 varieties of lollies from all over the world. They have a large range of English and American sweets, Aussie and New...

  30. Pierces Pass

    Pierces Pass

    Situated off the Bells Line of Road just past Mount Banks there is a turnoff to Pierces Pass. The left hand track goes to Walls' Lookout car park and it is a 30 minute walk to the lookout of the...

  31. Megalong Books

    Megalong Books

    Megalong Books carries a large selection of fiction, non-fiction and children's titles in its Leura shop.

    Plus a wide variety of books about the Blue Mountains, including titles...

  32. Sublime Point lookout - Leura

    Sublime Point lookout - Leura

    It will feel like you're on the edge of the world as the views go on forever at Sublime Point lookout - Leura, in Blue Mountains National Park. Offering sensational scenic views of the Jamison...

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