Adventure in the Blue Mountains

A natural wonderland of rugged escarpments, deep canyons and vast tracts of pristine bushland, the Blue Mountains is an adventure playground with countless opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and connect with this ancient land. Guided tours run by passionate locals include unforgettable canyoning experiences, bushwalks to magical glow worm-lit caves, abseiling, horseriding and mountain biking.

Couple enjoying views from Honeymoon Bridge overlooking the Jamison Valley along the Three Sisters Walking Trail, Katoomba.

Highs and lows

Ready to take your adventure to new heights? The Blue Mountains Adventure Company and High and Wild Australian Adventures have got you covered, with tours that will have you abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning and bushwalking in stunning natural wilderness.

Go deep into nature at the Jenolan Caves, a labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone chasms carved by underground rivers. Set in a deep and secluded valley, the pure underground rivers and amazing formations inside the caves make this one of the finest cave systems in the world.

Couple enjoying a guided walk along the Grand Canyon Walking track in the Blue Mountains with Tread Lightly Eco Tours.

Tread lightly

Stretch your legs on one of the area’s many iconic walks through the Blue Mountains National Park, including tracks such as the Grand Canyon and Prince Henry Cliff Walk. For those up for a challenge, the Six Foot Track is a stunning trail that is also available as a guided walk. For an immersive experience, book a tour with Tread Lightly Eco Tours. For mountain horse riding trails that cater for all ages, saddle up with Centennial Glen Stables or High Country Trail Rides.

There are many bike trails to enjoy, such as the Woodford-Oaks trail’s breathtaking track from Woodford to Glenbrook. Experience the splendour of the Blue Mountains on two wheels with Blue Mountain Bikes, a mobile service that meets you with bikes, equipment and maps.

Horse riding at Centennial Glen Stables in Blackheath, Katoomba

Pitch a tent

You’ll find plenty of camping adventure options. Perrys Lookdown offers a campground near spectacular views from the top of the escarpment across Grose Valley. From here a walk descends into Blue Gum ForestEuroka Campground is another beautiful location, near Glenbrook, with a walking trail leading along the Nepean River into a spectacular gorge.

Driving adventure

The Greater Blue Mountains Drive is one of the country’s greatest touring routes, designed to show off the natural splendours of the Blue Mountains in all their glory. Take the circuit route, returning from Sydney via Bilpin on the Bells Line of Road, or continue on to explore Lithgow and Oberon regions.