Blue Mountains National Park - Katoomba Area

Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well known parks in Australia, is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It's known for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, including protecting sites of Aboriginal cultural significance.
The views from the park’s lookouts are magnificent; you’ll look out over hazy blue forests, waterfalls and rock formations. Echo Point at Katoomba is a popular spot, offering full views of the iconic Three Sisters. Take a picnic lunch or thermos to Wentworth Falls so you can stop for a while to admire the view.
This Eco certified park boasts more than 140 kilometres of trails and walking tracks and there are great places to go camping, including Euroka or Blue Gum Forest campgrounds where you can pitch your tent beneath the shade of a majestic eucalypt. Explore the park’s heritage tracks and lookouts, many of which were created for Victorian-era honeymooners and day-trippers. Try the historic National Pass or take the clifftop bushwalk at Govetts Leap. There are also great opportunities for adventure sports - challenging rock climbing spots, great canyons and mountain biking.

For more information: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au