19 April 2013
Whether you are looking for a brilliant day trip from Sydney or you are planning a weekend of rest and relaxation, Scenic World in the Blue Mountains is a great attraction for the whole family to enjoy.
Situated in Katoomba, the heart of the Blue Mountains, Scenic World is the perfect place to experience all the adventure and natural beauty of this stunning region of New South Wales – and it’s a great starting point if this is your first trip to the area.
From spotting some of the native birdlife to taking in the stunning views of some of the area’s most famous landmarks – including Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and Jamieson Valley – Scenic World is a great place for your Blue Mountains adventure.
From the 2.4-kilometre walkway – the southern hemisphere’s longest boardwalk – to the exciting incline railway, which is the steepest of its kind in the world, you will find plenty of things to experience. You might want to take a ride on the glass-floored Skyway – suspended 270 metres in the air, this allows you to experience incomparable views of the Jamieson Valley.
If you happen to be visiting Scenic World before May 19, you won’t want to miss the stunning works of art on display as part of Sculpture at Scenic World. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to take in 35 exclusive sculptures on display in the outdoor gallery, which honour the Jamison Valley Rainforest.
Many of these art installations were created right in the Blue Mountains, but some of the sculptures hail from as far away as Ireland and North America – and some feature striking use of light, sound and digital media. Additional works of art, as well as information about the artists, is displayed indoors at Sculpture Otherwise, an inaugural exhibition at the site.
You may wish to contact the venue directly to find out more about the special programs on offer during Sculpture at Scenic World. These include evening lectures, guided tours, talks by some of the contributing artists and sculpture workshops for children.
Parking at Scenic World is free, and if you plan on staying for the day, you’ll find there are a wide variety of dining options in nearby Katoomba to choose from.
While you are in the area, you might want to check out the rest of the sights in Katoomba, or venture further into the Blue Mountains and pay a visit to the spectacular Jenolan Caves.
As the most famous and impressive limestone caves in Australia, there are a total of nine that are open to the general public – complete with underground rivers and stunning lighting.