Blue Mountains Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Blue Mountains Area
Less than two hours from Sydney, it'd be a shame to miss these blue hazed beauties and all the activities on offer. Calling out to all nature lovers, adventure seekers or hikers, you will be amazed by this magical region and the local attractions. Changing leaves and bursts of colour during autumn, cool and fresh in winter, vibrant in spring and invigorating in summer, the Blue Mountains are dazzling any time of year.
Enjoy a worthwhile drive to the most outstanding landmark at the Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters. Be inspired by the unusual rock formation, which according to an Aboriginal legend, represents three sisters turned into stone. Panoramic views of southern Blue Mountains, towering high above the Jamison Valley will take your breath away! Walk down the giant stairway and immerse yourself in a cultural and natural journey. Places to go include the world famous scenery and heritage trails of the Blue Mountains National Park and the perfect Grose Wilderness, recognised for its wild, unspoilt beauty. With steep staircases and narrow tracks, be prepared for a challenging expedition.
If you're feeling more adventurous, wind through fragrant bushland and richly forested valleys on a 3 day hike through the Six Foot Track. Commencing at Katoomba, and ending at Jenolan Caves, you can camp under the stars next to the sheer sandstone cliffs. Continue with a visit to the oldest discovered open caves in the world, the Jenolan Caves. Take high tea in a majestic, historic home and enjoy fine wine or a beer at one of its many pubs. During June, July and August, be sure to catch the hearty Yulefest celebrations. Roaring fires will keep you warm on those frosty winter nights as the city continues to buzz with live entertainment. Stay indoors to attend the annual event of the Blue Mountains Antiques and Collectables Fair, at Blackheath and return home with a few interesting collectables.
Things are a little less hurried than in the city, so a relaxed conversation and some easy Australian humour to check out what's on is only about an hour away from Sydney. Whether you choose a 5 star or a backpack visit, bring a coat and a sense of adventure visiting the Blue Mountains.
Blue Mountains Events & What's On
- Sculpture at Scenic World 2018 Scenic World Katoomba
- Ultra-Trail Australia Scenic World Katoomba
- Social Stories: Reading (but definitely not for learning!) School holiday Group Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
- Sculpture Otherwise Opening Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
- The Maes @ The Metropole Guesthouse The Metropole Guesthouse
- What Now? A Weekend (Re)writing Workshop Gallery ONE88
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