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Nature in the Blue Mountains - Katoomba

Nature getaways in Katoomba and surrounds

Katoomba and Leura offer some of the best views of the scenic Blue Mountains valleys. Visit Echo Point at Katoomba to see the magnificent Jamison Valley and Three Sisters rock formation nearby.

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.

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