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. Mama Kin Spender

    Friday 19 October 2018 , Katoomba

    Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies.…

    19 Oct
  2. Blue Mountains Spring Walk

    Friday 19 October 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Spend a magical day in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah this spring. Explore the beautiful vistas, cool climate species and seasonal flowers in bloom. The day will start with a welcome from Curator Manager Greg Bourke, who wi…

    19 Oct
  3. Garden Safari - Kids Self Guided Treasure Quest

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Friday 30 November 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities. Learn about some weird and amazing plants, then answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! Kits available from t…

    20 Oct - 30 Nov
  4. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Oberon

    The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to ex…

    20 Oct - 28 Oct
  5. Annual NSW Iris Society Show

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 20 October 2019 , Blackheath

    Part of the National Iris Convention hosted by the Iris Society of Australia, enjoy the wonderful displays of many types and varieties of Iris, plus floral art, handcraft, photographs and art depicting Iris and Iridaceae. There will be pot…

    20 Oct - 20 Oct
  6. Contemporary Gallipoli

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will showcase the touring exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, an exhibition originally created to mark the ANZAC Centenary in April 2015. The exhibiti…

    20 Oct - 25 Nov