Attractions and Activities
One of the best things about the Blue Mountains region is that it has something for everyone to enjoy. This world heritage listed destination has plenty of fresh mountain air, walking trails, waterfalls, scenic lookouts and more than enough natural cave and rock formations to take your breath away. Outdoor activities include horseriding, golf and adventure activities such as canyoning, abseiling and rock climbing.
It’s the perfect place to explore Australia’s gorgeous bush wilderness and because it has four distinct seasons, there is always something new and interesting to see and explore on each visit throughout the year.
If you prefer to do more shopping, you’ll find plenty of historic villages and towns to explore, each one offering a variety of galleries, gardens, cafes and boutique shops to explore. We highly recommend checking out Leura for its stylish shopping and country charm. Katoomba, the main town, also has its own range of amazing shopping experiences but it’s better known for larger attractions and its dining options that cater to every personal taste!
With such a unique environment, the Blue Mountains also offers several sightseeing, leisure and tourism experiences you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in the world.
Some of our highlights
The Three Sisters
We couldn’t tell you about the Blue Mountains without mentioning the iconic Three Sisters. It’s a well-known landmark and one that still attracts droves of tourists each year. You can access it via Echo Point in Katoomba. You can choose to stay on the large viewing platform or take advantage of the many walking tracks that set off from Echo Point and head down to explore the valley below. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, we recommend trying the challenging Giant Stairway, which leads you down almost 1,000 stairs to the valley below.
Another iconic destination in the Blue Mountains is Scenic World. Full of adventure, this fantastic attraction offers you several ways to interact with the stunning scenery around you. For a thrill, take the steepest passenger railway in the world and plunge down into the National Park or take a slightly more relaxing descent with the Scenic Cableway. Glide between cliff tops, view the Three Sisters from a distance and view the rainforest canopy below through a glass floor on the Scenic Skyway. However you choose to explore, this place has some of the best walks available.
One of Australia’s most beloved natural wonders, the world’s oldest cave resides in the Jenolan Caves. Explore several immense underground caverns that show off impressive formations and tranquil rivers. There are 10 to choose from, each with its own level of difficulty and accessibility so we recommend looking to it to choose the best one for your fitness level.