Blue Mountains

Just 90 minutes from Sydney by car, two hours by train, the Blue Mountains has some of the country’s most dazzling natural attractions. With dramatic views over the deep valley troughs gouged out over millions of years, the lookouts at Wentworth FallsGovetts Leap and Echo Point are spectacular.

Experience wonders at Scenic World, where the glass-topped carriages of the Scenic Railway take you on a heart-stopping ride into the depths of the Jamison Valley. Or jump aboard the Scenic Skyline and journey high over the canyon for superb views of the Three Sisters and beyond. 

Echo Point - Katoomba - Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains' many bush walks include easy strolls to longer walks which lead from the clifftops into the depths of the valleys. The Six Foot Track is a more challenging three-day walk along the old coach road between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. You can also enjoy many mountain bike trails

The Jenolan Caves is a world-class wonderland, a labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone caves sculpted by underground rivers. Explore on fantastic guided cave tours. You can also enjoy lunch in the restaurant and stay overnight in iconic Jenolan Caves House, a popular wilderness getaway since 1896. 

Wentworth Falls picnic area is a great base to explore the lush world of rainforests and waterfalls along a range of spectacular walking tracks to suit all the family. The leisurely Charles Darwin walk to the Overcliff-Undercliff track is an ideal area for birdwatching and enjoying the Blue Mountains National Park

Family walking along the South Lawson Waterfall Circuit Walk in the Blue Mountains

There are many fabulous cultural experiences, from the Blue Mountains Music Festival to the colourful Katoomba Street Art Walk, which features world-standard street art. Visit Waradah Aboriginal Centre, a vibrant hub of Aboriginal culture with dance and didgeridoo performances throughout the day. 

You will find many restaurants and cafes, from the family-friendly Cafe 2773 to the Asian-inspired surrounds of Miss Lillian Teahouse. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is an annex of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden and a book of botanical wonders, also home to The Potager restaurant.  

The Blue Mountains delivers outstanding accommodation, from cottages and cabins to luxury resorts. Lilianfels Resort & Spa is a glamorous boutique establishment near spectacular Echo Point. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley also brings a generous serving of sophistication.

 

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Witch by Nina Lipscombe

    Thursday 28 March 2019 to Monday 01 April 2019 , Katoomba

    Inspired by witches and the witch hunts, particularly in Salem and the women behind the sinister stories of the past, this exhibition by Nina Lipscombe showcases some of the modern day ‘witches’ she knows – young and old – in order to…

    28 Mar - 01 Apr
  2. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 29 March 2019 to Friday 29 May 2020 , Katoomba

    Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at Katoomba presents the Friday Supper Club – a weekly night of live music, hearty food and classic cocktails at Avalon. Each Friday night, they present local acts, free of charge, who provide music-to…

    29 Mar - 29 May
  3. Gang Gang Gallery - Collectic

    Friday 29 March 2019 to Monday 15 April 2019 , Lithgow

    Collectic this group exhibition is an exploration of the unusual and unique. Recycled, reclaimed and re-birthed thus thought provoking exhibition shows you everyday items transformed into contemporary art pieces. Raphe Coombes, Kaylene…

    29 Mar - 15 Apr
  4. Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

    Friday 29 March 2019 to Saturday 28 September 2019 , Katoomba

    Come to the Old City Bank Bar for relaxed entertainment in an old English style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Live Music every Friday and Saturday night. Visit their Facebook page for details.…

    29 Mar - 28 Sep
  5. The Wolfe Brothers

    Saturday 30 March 2019 , Katoomba Area

    Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar winners The Wolfe Brothers will rock the Blue Mountains escarpment when they bring their Country Heart National Tour to the most majestic live gig venue in the region. Riding high after taking…

    30 Mar
  6. Blue Mountains Radio Players

    Sunday 31 March 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019 , Katoomba

    Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players. Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays…

    31 Mar - 24 Nov
  7. Field to Forest 4WD Foraging Experience

    Monday 01 April 2019 to Monday 29 April 2019 , Oberon

    This special 4WD Foraging tour has been created for you in partnership with Oberon Visitors Information Centre for the very first Field to Forest Oberon 2019. It is a great experience for those wanting to get out and about in amongst the…

    01 Apr - 29 Apr
  8. Field to Forest Oberon

    Monday 01 April 2019 to Tuesday 30 April 2019 , Oberon

    During April 2019 ‘Field to Forest’ is a month-long array of activities in and around the Oberon region that explores the delicacies and rare finds that one can forage for across the region. The activities include specialised forage tours…

    01 Apr - 30 Apr