Greater Blue Mountains Drive - Blue Mountains Discovery Trail

The 'edge-of-the-world' drive around the cliff tops between Katoomba and Wentworth Falls are part of this Blue Mountains Discovery Trail. Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, it is packed full of lookouts, picnic areas and walking tracks located alongside galleries, cafes, museums, antiques and accommodation in the villages of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls.

Highlights include Echo Point and the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Scenic World, Sublime Point, and Wentworth Falls Lake. The Wentworth Falls Picnic area and The Valley of the Waters are linked by walking tracks at three different levels on the escarpment.

This Trail is best started west of Katoomba at the intersection of Valley Road and Bathurst Road, is 36 kilometres one way to Wentworth Falls and takes about one hour, plus stops, all on sealed suburban roads.

Staff at the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point can assist with information.

Nearby events

  1. Mycorrhizal: Futurae - Ferox - Inferius

    Sunday 23 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.…

    23 Sep - 07 Oct
  2. Blue Mountains Botanica

    Sunday 23 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…

    23 Sep - 14 Oct
  3. Varuna Open House

    Sunday 23 September 2018 , Katoomba

    Varuna, the National Writers House is one of Katoomba’s most special places. This is a rare opportunity for the public to come and visit this very unique place, get a sense of what it’s like to work at Varuna as a writer, and find out more …

    23 Sep