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. 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 building, as it was...

  2. Greater Blue Mountains Drive

    Greater Blue Mountains Drive

    This Greater Blue Mountains Drive Discovery Trail explores five routes radiating out like the spokes of a wheel, each an out-and-back drive and can be done in any order from the charming mountain village of Blackheath...

  3. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre showcases innovative and diverse cultural programs for enjoyment of visitors to the Blue Mountains. The Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and the World Heritage...

  4. Starflower Apothecary

    Starflower Apothecary

    Starflower Apothecary is located amongst beautifully landscaped and tranquil surroundings in Leura.In this setting of peace, healing and relaxation, Starflower Apothecary provides an essential...

  5. Waradah Aboriginal Centre

    Waradah Aboriginal Centre

    Imagine witnessing Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery. Experience traditional dance, take part in interactive didgeridoo performances, examine authentic artworks, and take home genuine Aboriginal...

  6. Round walking track

    Round walking track

    A short yet spectacular track through a lush rainforest gully leading to lookouts that boast some of the most iconic views in Blue Mountains National Park. Excellent for adventurous walkers looking for a shorter route...

  7. Yerranderie Regional Park

    Yerranderie Regional Park

    Step back in time at Yerranderie Regional Park, where an intriguing former mining settlement turned ghost town is nestled within a vast and rugged wilderness landscape. Getting to Yerranderie involves following 76km...

  8. Mount Piddington Lookout

    Mount Piddington Lookout

    Mount Piddington is a mountain in the Blue Mountains village of Mount Victoria. It has a lookout, restrooms and a picnic area at its summit, surrounded by a loop road, Mount Piddington Road, which runs from the summit...

  9. 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 on its history,...

  10. 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 1940s.The tunnel is...

  11. 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 National Park, it's an...

  12. Echo Point Lookout

    Echo Point Lookout

    Perched on the edge of the escarpment, on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug People Echo Point precinct - part of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk - provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains,...

  13. Grand Canyon track

    Grand Canyon track

    Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants line the awesome Grand Canyon track near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. The historic loop track takes you into the heart of this World...

  14. Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine

    Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine

    Mount Wilson is a heritage garden village only two hours from Sydney. The area has magnificent bushland and rainforest, walks and canyons as well as historic houses and grand exotic gardens, some of which are open to...

  15. Glenbrook - Nepean lookout

    Glenbrook - Nepean lookout

    Millions of years ago, the river etched a path through the sandstone, creating the magnificent Fairlight Gorge. Today, you can admire the resulting landscape and scenic mountain views from Glenbrook - Nepean lookout,...

  16. 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 great day out in the...

  17. Blue Mountains Ugg Boots

    Blue Mountains Ugg Boots

    Genuine Australian Sheepskin and Cowskin Products are available at Blue Mountains Ugg Boots.The large range of products include Ugg Boots in a variety of different designs. Also available are Hats,...

  18. Waterfall walk

    Waterfall walk

    Waterfall walk takes visitors along an exposed spine of ancient rocks and past views of Kanangra Deep, Kanangra Walls and Thurat Spires. From the Kanangra Walls carpark, follow the lookout walk before diverging off on...

  19. 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 values, including...

  20. 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 showcases the work...

  21. Red Hands Cave

    Red Hands Cave

    Allow yourself to be mesmerised by the layers of hand prints and stencils in Red Hands Cave; one of the best examples of Aboriginal art in the Blue Mountains. Although it's thought to have been painted between 500 and...

  22. South Lawson Waterfall Circuit

    South Lawson Waterfall Circuit

    South Lawson Waterfall Circuit is three kilometres long and traverses South Lawson Park passing four very different waterfalls: Adelina Falls, sand lined Federal Falls, Cataract Falls and Junction Falls - an...

  23. Braemar Gallery

    Braemar Gallery

    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 gallery is a...

  24. Lilianfels Spa

    Lilianfels Spa

    Surrounded by spectacular national parks in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, a visit to Lilianfels Spa is like returning home.Enliven your senses with soothing and restorative body and...

  25. Andersons Fire Trail

    Andersons Fire Trail

    Anderson Fire Trail runs from Bedford Creek near Woodford to Kings Tableland at Wentworth Falls and is suitable for mountain biking and walking. The Trail also provides access to Murphys Glen and...

  26. Loviz Arts Studio

    Loviz Arts Studio

    Tanya Loviz is renowned for her cheeky girls in wine glasses and musical themed artworks. She is an internationally recognised self-taught artist with more than 25 years experience, 50 solo shows and a staggering...

  27. Blue Gum Forest

    Blue Gum Forest

    Six different ways in and out - all of them strenuous - lead to this fabled forest deep in the Grose Valley. The area was set aside for conservation some 20 years before the Blue Mountains National Park was created....

  28. Leura Cascades

    Leura Cascades

    Leura Cascades is a popular picnic area set amidst tall eucalypts. Nearby you can take a walk beside the rapids on Leura Falls Creek down to Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls. Be prepared and...

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