Katoomba Area - Nature
Home to some of Australia’s most spectacular natural attractions, you’ll find bushwalking and waterfall hikes, adventure tours and bike trails in the Blue Mountains National Park wilderness of the Katoomba area. This World Heritage-listed region, recognised for pristine eucalypt forests, is simply breathtaking.
Gaze across the Jamison Valley from Echo Point Lookout, where the Three Sisters proudly stand. Make your way down into the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap Lookout or enjoy a picnic with a view at Wentworth Falls picnic area. The panoramic views offered by the region’s scenic lookouts tell an epic tale.
At many of these lookouts you will find beautiful walks and hidden wonders. Discover the beauty of the Katoomba area’s ethereal waterfalls by making your way along some of the following trails:
- Katoomba Falls Round Walk in Katoomba, taking in Katoomba Falls
- Valley of the Waters, an accessible walk passing waterfalls and lookouts around Wentworth Falls
- Leura Cascades follows Leura Falls Creek to Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls
- Gordon Falls Lookout in Leura
- South Lawson Waterfall Circuit through lush bushland and falls, including Adelina, Federal, Cataract and Junction Falls.
- Grand Canyon track into the Jamison Valley to shady ferns, flowing creeks and waterfalls.
Experience nature at a faster pace by mountain biking along one of the many trails that weave their way through the Blue Mountains National Park. Take on Andersons Fire Trail and pass through unspoilt bushland and along sections of challenging terrain such as loose gravel and steep inclines.
If you like a challenge, The Blue Mountains Adventure Company and High N Wild Australian Adventures have got you covered with tours that will have you abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning and bushwalking in stunning natural wilderness.
Savour views of the Jamison Valley and continue to sightsee with a ride on Scenic World’s Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. Meander through the Jamison Valley aboard Scenic World’s Scenic Skyway and witness the grandeur of the Three Sisters and deep valleys from above.
Cool-climate gardens come alive during Spring and Autumn, showcasing colourful blooms and flower beds. Stop by Everglades Historic House and Gardens at Leura and explore its winding paths, or marvel at spectacular wisteria specimens at Mount Wilson’s Nooroo Gardens.
Explore the region’s rich natural history at Into The Blue, an immersive journey through time at The Blue Mountains Heritage 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.