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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Essential Bush Skills for Teens

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Thursday 10 October 2019 , Blackheath

    This activity focuses on essential skills that will help you thrive in the bush. Learn how to make a shelter, how to find water, and what you should do if you ever become lost. Discover the smart way to pack and prepare for your next…

    26 Apr - 10 Oct
  2. Ironfest

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Lithgow

    Ironfest is 'An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge', celebrating working and playing with metal. An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge, Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. Held annually in Lithgow on the closest weekend to Anzac…

    26 Apr - 27 Apr
  3. Spotlight!

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Friday 04 October 2019 , Blackheath

    Shh! What was that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Join their national parks ranger for an exciting expedition as they discover the creatures of the night. Get ready to tip-toe down the track and learn more about the wonderful nocturnal…

    26 Apr - 04 Oct
  4. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Friday 29 May 2020 , 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…

    26 Apr - 29 May
  5. Sculpture at Scenic World

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , Katoomba

    Set in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor canvas showcasing over 25 artworks from local, national and international artists. Perfect for art…

    26 Apr - 12 May
  6. Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Oberon

    During the 16 days of Autumn Festival, the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors, so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet…

    26 Apr - 28 Apr
  7. Springwood Community Quilt Show

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Faulconbridge

    This biennial Quilt Show features over 100 quilts from local quilters, with wonderful stalls from all local quilt shops for some retail therapy. What a great opportunity to be inspired by the fabulous quilts, and purchase supplies to…

    26 Apr - 28 Apr