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The Greater Blue Mountains Area
Famous for its blue haze that’s emitted from the vast eucalypt forests, the Blue Mountains is a World Heritage-listed area and he perfect backdrop if you enjoy adventure holidays, family fun outdoors or simply admiring the best of nature.
From Grand sandstone plateaus, deep valleys to heath-lands, the striking natural features of the Greater Blue Mountains Area, the landscape is breaktaking and a wonderful introduction to International travellers to the beauty of Australia.
Blue Mountains National Park (BMNP) is located just 60 kilometres west of Sydney. The park conserves more than 247,000 hectares of an area unique in it’s history, its wildlife and world famous scenery. The landscape is part of the traditional country of Aboriginal people including Daruk, Gundungurra, Wiradjuri and Dharwal.
Blue Mountains National Park contains the Grose Wilderness, dedicated for its wild unspoilt natural beauty. The eastern area embraces Glenbrook, known as the Blue Labyrinth, 45 minutes from Sydney City and includes camping areas, scenic picnic areas, Aboriginal cultural sites and swimming holes.
There are 140 kilometres of heritage walking tracks and hundreds of lookouts, most within easy reach of train stations.
This park is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, an internationally recognised precinct that was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 for its outstanding and universal values of significance for all people.
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden – Mount Tomah
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah is a spectacular cool climate garden and part of the the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
At 1,000 metres above sea level, the Mount Tomah garden overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area with stunning panoramic views. You can walk around this 28 hectare estate with many formal gardens and ‘The Jungle’ to explore.
Just 90 minutes from Sydney, the garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world.
Facilities include: visitor centre, garden shop, exhibitions, restaurant, kiosk, conference/venue hire, weddings, accommodation, picnic areas, guided tours, community workshops and education.
Open daily from 9am to 5.30pm.
Open 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Closed Christmas Day.
Echo Point Lookout – Echo Point
Perched on the edge of the escarpment the Echo Point provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and the Three Sisters rock formation. In the area of Echo Point there are many lookouts and walks including a path to the Three Sisters Walk and the Giant Stairway. Interpretive plaques explain the cultural and natural journeys through this area.
Echo Point is part of The Prince Henry Cliff Walk.
There is an accredited Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point.
Accessible at all times
Govetts Leap Lookout – Blackheath
Govetts Leap Lookout is a popular spot to stop and view the spectacular panorama before descending into the Grose Valley for one of the regions more physical walks where you can view the towering cliffs leading back up to Perry Lookdown and Evans Lookout.
At the top of the escarpment is a picnic ground, toilets and access to cliff top walks plus the Fairfax Heritage Track which is suitable for wheelchairs and prams.
Accessible at all times
Jenolan Caves – Jenolan
Explore 11 spectacular caves, with underground rivers and breathtaking formations. Be amazed on guided tours, multi-lingual self-guided tour, and children’s tours, night tours (including ‘Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts’ tour. Try Adventure Caving or experience live music deep underground.
Jenolan Caves is an award-winning, magical escape for families, tourists and romantics!
Hop On and Hop Off Bus Tours – Katoomba & Leura
Explore The Blue Mountains on hop on hop off bus tours, this allows you the flexibility to plan your day according to your interests. Buses run on regular basis from Katoomba, throughout the day. Explore the major attractions on offer in the region as you please.
The Three Sisters – Katoomba
The Three Sisters are a famous rock formation in the Blue Mountains. According to Aboriginal legend, they were once three sisters, turned to stone by a medicine man who sought to protect them.
Offering panoramic views into the Jamison Valley, these three prominent rocky pinnacles on the edge of the escarpment at Echo Point, Katoomba have become an iconic symbol for the Blue Mountains.
Scenic World Blue Mountains – Katoomba
Scenic World Blue Mountains is suitable for visitors of all ages and is located near the Three Sisters at Katoomba. The world first Electro-Sceni Glass floor makes the trip over to the other side of the valley to a viewing platform.
This amazing ride takes in all of the iconic views of the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary, The Jamison Valley and Katoomba Falls. The Cableway descends smoothly into the ancient rainforest of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. The Scenic Railway is the world’s steepest incline railway, descending 415 metres down the escarpment at a maximum grade of 52 degrees.
This thrilling and unique ride passes through an 80 metre tunnel and a sunlit tree clad gorge, before resting at the bottom station in the valley.
The Blue Mountains region is just 90 mins drive west of Sydney. Some of the towns in the region include Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath, Hartley and Lithgow.
This is a refreshing environment with plenty to see and do. Bush walking is a popular activity but if you wish to just relax and unwind, the heritage-listed guest houses or luxurious resorts are a great getaway.
Great food and wine, spa treatments and cliff top golf courses are just some of the things on offer.
There are many more things to do and see in the Blue Mountains area, such as –
- Mountain Biking
- Four Wheel Driving
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