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Must do

Fast facts

  • Grand sandstone plateau, valleys and heathlands
  • Famous for its one million hectares of World Heritage-listed landscape
  • 90 minutes’ drive west of Sydney

Why go there

Once you’ve experienced the spectacular blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains, you’ll come away refreshed and invigorated.

While bushwalking in this wilderness area is a favourite pastime, the region is also famous for its heritage-listed guesthouses and luxurious resorts that offer spa treatments, natural therapies and great dining experiences.

A string of townships form a vibrant cultural community where artists, musicians and writers flourish.

Things to do

  • Bushwalk in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
  • Abseil in the Wollemi National Park.
  • Enjoy great coffee at one of the cosy cafés in Katoomba or Leura.
  • Be inspired by the spectacular Three Sisters at Katoomba’s Echo Point.
  • Ride a horse through the Megalong Valley.

Don’t miss

  • The Edge, Katoomba, a film showcasing the region, shown on a six-storey screen.
  • The Zig Zag Railway, a vintage steam train that runs from Bell to Lithgow.
  • One of the world’s oldest and rarest plants, the Wollemi Pine, at Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, Mount Tomah.
  • Katoomba’s Scenic Skywalk, a glass-bottomed carriage that glides 270 m above the valley.
  • A guided tour of the limestone Jenolan Caves, near Lithgow, a favourite destination of travellers for more than a century.


  • Oberon Show in February.
  • Ironfest at Lithgow in April.
  • Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues at Katoomba, in March.
  • Leura Garden Festival from September to October.
  • Oberon Daffodil Festival from September to October.
  • Jenolan Caves Concerts held monthly in the Lucas Cave.
  • Spectacular scenery in Grose Valley, Blue Mountains (Photo: P. Hayson/Photolibrary)

    Spectacular scenery in Grose Valley, Blue Mountains (Photo: P. Hayson/Photolibrary)

Proud to be part of Oprah's Ultimate Sydney and NSW AdventureThe "Oprah" Show's Audience in the Blue Mountains

The "Oprah" Show's Ultimate Audience go to the Blue Mountains to relax and re-charge.

Grand Canyon, Blue Mountains National Park Blue Mountains National Park

is a scenically dramatic region of forested ravines and pristine bushland...



Hiking at Narrow Neck in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Greater Blue Mountains Drive

Explore this World Heritage Area by following any of the 18 discovery trails...



Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains

One of Australia’s classic walks, the Six Foot Track follows the route...



Towns within

The sandstone cliffs of Hanging Rock, Grose Valley, Blackheath Blackheath  The highest town in the Blue Mountains offers fresh air, superb restaurants and cosy accommodation...


Little Hartley, Blue MountainsHartley HIstoric Village is a beautifully preserved 19th century village...


Katoomba village in the Blue MountainsKatoomba – Home of the Three Sisters and gateway to the Blue Mountains...


Leura Golf Course looks out over the Jamison ValleyLeura – Crisp mountain air, charming B&Bs, gourmet shops and bakeries, bric-a-bric stores...


The Zig-Zag Railway, LithgowLithgow – Historic mining town, home to the Zig-Zag Railway...


Horse-riding in Megalong ValleyMegalong Valley Famous Blue Mountains valley offering an Australian bush experience near Sydney...


Antique store, Mount VictoriaMount Victoria Attractive scenery, really good food and quality accommodation...


Oberon countrysideOberon A rural town with bountiful local produce, and magnificent bulbs and wildflowers in spring.


Wentworth Falls Wentworth Falls Stunning views over the Jamison Valley and base for exploring the Blue Mountains.


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