Blue Mountains National Park

Visitors come from across Australia and around the world to experience the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and explore the Blue Mountains National Park.

Home to more than one hundred species of eucalypts, hundreds of bird species, dozens of reptile and amphibian species, and countless rare and ancient plants, this pristine wilderness is one of NSW’s most famous natural attractions.

Grose Valley - Blue Mountains

The area has a rich colonial and Aboriginal past, and the park is part of the traditional country of Aboriginal people including Daruk, Gundungurra, Wiradjuri and Dharwal.

The Blue Mountains National Park is somewhat of an adventure tourism hotspot. Get your pulse racing with a huge range of adventure activities in the Blue Mountains National Park. Go 4WDriving, horseriding, mountain biking and adventure activities like canyoning, caving, abseiling, rock climbing and canoeing. If you're confident, head out on your own, if not, take a tour.

High n Wild Mountain Adventures - Empress Falls

If adrenalin-fuelled adventure activities aren't your thing, there are many beautiful picnic and BBQ areas throughout the National Park. You can find lakes and swimming holes, with any number of other natural wonders, just waiting to be discovered.

On the edge of the National Park is Scenic World in Katoomba, which attracts a huge number of visitors. With a Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway, Scenic Skyway, and a Scenic Walkway, it offers a variety of ways in which to view the Blue Mountains.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Habitat - an exhibition by Annette Minchin

    Saturday 16 December 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018 , Katoomba Area

    From her studio on the edge of Lake Menindee, Annette Minchin witnesses the fragility of the landscape with dead river red gums providing refuge for wildlife: reptiles, birds and insects. In Habitat, Annette explores the intricacy of the la…

    16 Dec - 25 Feb
  2. Lunar New Year at Scenic World

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Scenic World with visitors from across the globe from February 16 – March 4. This Lunar New Year go head to head with the Scenic World team in their annual Ping Pong Pro tournament held daily from 11am – 2p…

    26 Feb - 04 Mar
  3. Blue Mountains Portraits

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is celebrating the Blue Mountains community with a major portrait exhibition of local personalities and community members. Over forty artworks in a broad range of styles and media such as painting, photograph…

    26 Feb - 11 Mar
  4. The Roaring 20s Festival and All That Jazz

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Tuesday 27 February 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Relive the 1920’s golden age of extravagant balls, decadent high teas, vintage vehicles, period comedies and swingin’ music at The Blue Mountains’ Roaring 20’s and all that Jazz Festival in February. This annual month-long event pays tribu…

    26 Feb - 27 Feb
  5. Moving Histories: Future Projections

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Katoomba

    Moving Histories: Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacin…

    26 Feb - 11 Mar
  6. Fire: An Installation by Kevina-Jo Smith

    Monday 26 February 2018 to Saturday 17 March 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Fire is a site-specific installation by artist Kevina-Jo Smith at the Woodford Academy, the Blue Mountains oldest building. Smith’s installation engages with concerns of climate change and the bushfire season in the Blue Mountains. The inst…

    26 Feb - 17 Mar
  7. Thursday night Trivia

    Thursday 01 March 2018 to Thursday 19 April 2018 , Wentworth Falls

    Come along to unwind and give your brain a workout at the same time. Trivia from 6:30pm. Restaurant is open from 6-8pm. They have lots of fun, so don't miss out. Please book on the number provided.…

    01 Mar - 19 Apr