Nature in the Blue Mountains - Katoomba
Nature getaways in Katoomba and surrounds
Take a stroll along a cliff-top walk such as Prince Henry Cliff Walk or the Nature Circuit Track and absorb the views along the way.
A guided bushwalk is a great way to learn about the area's geological history, wildlife and native forests and plants.
One of the best ways to enjoy the grandeur of the area is on the Scenic World Skyway as it travels across the Jamison Valley. A more adventurous alternative is the Scenic Railway that rushes down into the valley; at the bottom you can go for a wander along a 2-km boardwalk through lush temperate rainforests.
Cool-climate gardens come alive during spring and autumn - don't miss the pretty Everglades Garden at Leura and the Norman Lindsay gallery and gardens at Springwood.
DenFenella Lodge is hidden behind a stand of century old Cypress pines just one block back from the National Park and waterfall walks. Absolutely modern, it is luxuriously built in traditional mountai...www.whisperingpines.com.au/cottages/denfenella.html
4.5km (return) - 3 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit is a moderately challenging track along an impressive cliff line, with waterfalls and gorgeous scenic ...
For over a hundred years, honeymooners have been flocking to this famous spot to create a photo for the mantlepiece. Whether you're on a romantic getaway or a family day trip, you'll fall in love with...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/three-sisters-honeymoon-bridge/lookout
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...