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

    Thursday 24 January 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…

    24 Jan - 10 Oct
  2. The Leura Shakespeare Festival

    Thursday 24 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Leura

    This summer Sport for Jove celebrates ten incredible years of theatre-making, ten summers of thrilling and surprising outdoor theatre, with their most immersive and ambitious season yet: Shakespeare’s Rose Riot. Rose Riot is Artistic…

    24 Jan - 27 Jan
  3. Junior Ranger: Challenge Walk

    Thursday 24 January 2019 to Thursday 18 July 2019 , Blackheath

    Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? This expedition is designed to test your strength and endurance. Join our ranger for a fun and challenging walk in the beautiful Blue Mountains – there will be steep stairs involved! *Junior Rangers is…

    24 Jan - 18 Jul
  4. Friday Supper Club

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Friday 29 March 2019 , 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…

    25 Jan - 29 Mar
  5. Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Saturday 28 September 2019 , Katoomba

    Come to the Old City Bank Bar for relaxed entertainment in an old English style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Live Music every Friday and Saturday night. Visit their Facebook page for details.…

    25 Jan - 28 Sep
  6. Wines of the West Festival

    Saturday 26 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Katoomba

    The annual Wines of the West Festival brings together Vineyards throughout the Blue Mountains and Central West to showcase some of the best of the regional wineries. Make the most of your chance to talk to the makers of fine award…

    26 Jan - 27 Jan
  7. Michael Norton: Nombre 230

    Saturday 26 January 2019 , Katoomba

    Michael Norton will bring you the blues and grooves from a road less travelled. Come along for 'cocktail hour' with the local talents of a well-experienced bluesman! 'Nombre 230': It’s a Saturday afternoon and you’re getting ready to go…

    26 Jan