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.

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

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Free Volunteer Guided Garden Walks

    Thursday 05 April 2018 to Friday 21 September 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Take a walk with one of their Volunteer Guides to learn about the fascinating history of the Garden and see what's looking good. Tours leave most days at 11.30am - see times at the Visitors Centre or call to see if there is a tour on the da…

    05 Apr - 21 Sep
  2. Xylouris White

    Friday 21 September 2018 , Springwood

    Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved …

    21 Sep
  3. Mycorrhizal: Futurae - Ferox - Inferius

    Saturday 22 September 2018 to Sunday 07 October 2018 , Katoomba

    Mycorrhizal: Futurae - Ferox – Inferius is Freedom Wilson’s new body of work which raises awareness of the endangered Buttercup Doubletail Orchid (Diuris aequalis). Orchids have evolved highly complex ecological partnerships over millennia.…

    22 Sep - 07 Oct
  4. Blue Mountains Botanica

    Saturday 22 September 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Katoomba

    For more than two centuries the unique vegetation of the Blue Mountains region has provided a rich treasure trove for some of Australia’s most notable botanists and botanical illustrators. By naming and documenting a myriad of plant species…

    22 Sep - 14 Oct
  5. Wild About Waratahs Festival

    Saturday 22 September 2018 to Monday 01 October 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Celebrate the waratah at the popular annual Wild About Waratahs Festival. This year’s festival includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition, local waratah farm open day, guided tours, spectacular wildflower arrangements and plant sales…

    22 Sep - 01 Oct
  6. The Art of Two Sale

    Saturday 22 September 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018 , Faulconbridge

    Roslyn Elms Boutique Gallery in Faulconbridge is holding a once only sale of fine art. Oil paintings by Gerlinde Thomas and acrylic paintings and framed fine art photography by Roslyn Elms. They also have work by Elaine Dowd, renowned p…

    22 Sep - 23 Sep
  7. Waratah Wander

    Saturday 22 September 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Join them for an hour-long Horticulturist guided walk discovering the magnificent waratah collection on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Bookings Essential.…

    22 Sep