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. Loyalty to the Cockroach - Mathilda Robba

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Springwood

    The cockroach can survive being submerged under water for half an hour.  It can live for a week without its head. It can survive a nuclear explosion because of its simple body structure and slow cell cycles. It has never been known to be…

    21 Feb - 24 Feb
  2. In Passing - Jean-Luc Batchelor

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Springwood

    Pieces that people normally only get a fleeting moment to interact with presented in a manner to encourage further viewing. Stickers attached to street signs, posters on bus shelters, images on shirts – these pieces of art are barely…

    21 Feb - 24 Feb
  3. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 22 February 2019 to Friday 29 March 2019 , 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…

    22 Feb - 29 Mar
  4. Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

    Friday 22 February 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.…

    22 Feb - 28 Sep
  5. Majestic Long Lunch

    Saturday 23 February 2019 , Katoomba Area

    An indulgent shared feast showcasing the best regional produce and presented by event ambassadors food luminary Lyndey Milan OAM and The Darnell Collection fashion anthropologist Charlotte Smith. Guests will graze on decadent fare from…

    23 Feb
  6. Hydro Express Deco Dinner

    Saturday 23 February 2019 , Katoomba Area

    Retro enthusiasts can fully immerse themselves in the ultimate vintage experience by riding into the art deco era aboard the Hydro Express from Central station to the world-famous Hydro Majestic Hotel in time for an evening of decadence,…

    23 Feb
  7. Hydro Express High Tea

    Sunday 24 February 2019 , Katoomba Area

    The Hydro Express will revisit the original Blue Mountains party palace for a 1920s-themed afternoon high tea as a Roaring 20s Festival event. Upon arrival, passengers bedecked in elegant 1920s attire will nibble on a selection of petite…

    24 Feb