Blue Mountains National Park


Spanning 247,000 hectares, the Blue Mountains National Park is an iconic wilderness made up of blue-hazed valleys, sandstone rock formations, rainforests and waterfalls. An area ten times older than the Grand Canyon, the Greater Blue Mountains region was World Heritage listed in the year 2000, in recognition of its geographic and cultural significance.

Things to do in the Blue Mountains National Park

Visitors come from across Australia and around the world to experience the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and explore the Blue Mountains National Park.

Home to more than one hundred species of eucalypts, hundreds of bird species, dozens of reptile and amphibian species, and countless rare and ancient plants, this pristine wilderness is one of NSW’s most famous natural attractions.

The area has a rich colonial and Aboriginal past, and the park is part of the traditional country of Aboriginal people including Daruk, Gundungurra, Wiradjuri and Dharwal.

Blue Mountains Lookout

The Blue Mountains National Park is somewhat of an adventure tourism hotspot. Get your pulse racing with a huge range of adventure activities in the Blue Mountains National Park. Go 4WDriving, horseriding, mountain biking and adventure activities like canyoning, caving, abseiling, rock climbing and canoeing. If you're confident, head out on your own, if not, take a tour.

If adrenalin-fuelled adventure activities aren't your thing, there are many beautiful picnic and BBQ areas throughout the National Park. You can find lakes and swimming holes, with any number of other natural wonders, just waiting to be discovered.

On the edge of the National Park is Scenic World in Katoomba, which attracts a huge number of visitors. With a Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway, Scenic Skyway, and a Scenic Walkway, it offers a variety of ways in which to view the Blue Mountains.

  • Walking trails, Blue Mountains

    Walking Trails

    The Blue Mountains National Park features more than 140km of trails and walking tracks. Choose from numerous guided walks, including half and full day walks, overnight treks and wilderness hikes. Notable walking trails include the Six Foot Track, Kanangra Walls to Katoomba, National Pass, Grand Canyon Walk, Blue Gum Forest and the Anderson Fire Trail.

  • Camping, Blue Mountains


    Caravanning and camping in the Blue Mountains allows you to immerse yourself in nature. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own water and firewood, as it is forbidden to collect firewood from the National Park. Most campgrounds have toilets, but check what is available before you arrive. Bear in mind that some campgrounds have 4WD access only.

  • Viewing Spots, Blue Mountains

    Viewing Spots

    There are hundreds of lookouts throughout the Blue Mountains National Park, each providing a different perspective of this breathtaking natural wonder. Highlights include Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap Lookout in Blackheath, Echo Point Lookout at Katoomba and Breakfast Point Lookout near Wentworth Falls, providing awe-inspiring views across Kings Tableland, Inspiration Point and Sublime Point.