Blue Mountains National Park

Discover iconic wonders such as the Three Sisters, explore exhilarating walks, and find Aboriginal history, adventure and campgrounds. Just 90 minutes from Sydney by car, or two hours by train, the Blue Mountains National Park is home to some of Australia’s most spectacular attractions.

There are many breathtaking walks and picnic areas overlooking the ancient valleys, dramatic waterfalls and sandstone cliffs of this World Heritage-listed region. At the heart of the National Park, Echo Point in Katoomba looks out over the immense Jamison Valley and the famous Three Sisters.

Scenic skyway, part of Scenic World in Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Scenic World in Katoomba offers breathtaking ways to view the surrounding scenery with a Scenic Skyway across the gorge, Scenic Railway that descends into the valley, and Scenic Walkway through the forest. Other places to enjoy staggering World Heritage-listed wonder with picnic areas include:

The Blue Mountains is also famous for the thrilling adventure sports. A rope-assisted descent into a canyon or cave, canyoning gives access to a beautiful subterranean world. Bikes and horseriding adventures are also popular, with many trails through stunning wilderness.

Family enjoying the scenery along the South Lawson Waterfall Circuit in the Blue Mountains

The area has a rich Aboriginal heritage, and the park is part of the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra people. The Waradah Cultural Centre showcases indigenous art and dance with an art gallery and performance space. Red Hands Cave has authentic rock art that can be reached via the Red Hands Cave walking track.

Explore the region’s rich natural history at Into The Blue, an immersive journey through time at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Getting to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, recognised for its natural diversity and eucalypt forest communities, is an easy trip from Sydney.

You’ll find more information as well as downloadable maps on the NSW National Parks app.

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