Natural Highlights

NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS

display.image (3)It's all around you. When you visit the Blue Mountains you become immersed in nature.

With breathtaking views at almost every turn, cascading waterfalls, majestic eucalypt trees, curious wildlife and walking tracks into the wilderness. Our nature will nurture you.

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is Australia's most accessible wilderness. It is one of Australia's iconic landscapes and has received National Landscape status in recognition of its world class experiences of environmental and cultural significance.

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area was selected for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2000 when it was internationally recognised as containing outstanding examples of evolutionary processes and possessing significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity.

Discover all the natural highlights that the Blue Mountains have to offer.

4WD Oberon Colong Historic Stock Route
Intrepid 4WD tourers love the 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route. The drive takes you through the southern part of Blue Mountains National Park, adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Before arriving at Yerranderie Regional Park, the route also passes through Yerranderie State Conservation Area. The route follows slopes that plunge down to Wollondilly River to the south and Kowmung River to the north. Along the way, you ll get tantalising glimpses ...
Mount Werong Road, Shooters Hill, NSW, 2787
Andersons Fire Trail
Anderson Fire Trail runs from Bedford Creek near Woodford to Kings Tableland at Wentworth Falls and is suitable for mountain biking and walking. The Trail also provides access to Murphys Glen and Ingar Picnic Area which is a popular campsite and picnic area. Access to Ingar Picnic Area is from Kings Tableland Road. ...
Bedford Creek to Kings Tableland, Woodford, NSW, 2778
Anvil Rock
Located at the end of Hat Hill Road in the Grose Valley, this weathered sandstone rock formation offers magnificent views over the Grose Valley to Mount Banks and Mount Hay. The Lookout gets it's name from an anvil that was placed on the lookout in 1940. A wind eroded cave is just 400 metres to the west. Dirt road access for two kilometres. It is a ...
End of Hat Hill Road, Grose Valley, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Baal Bone Gap picnic area
If you re four-wheel driving, head out to Baal Bone Gap for a picnic and some of the finest views in the Blue Mountains. You ll find huge examples of the rock pagodas that make this part of the mountains unique and see stunning sandstone cliffs and extensive views. Baal Bone Gap is a popular place to begin a bushwalking exploration of the western end of the park. Enjoy a picnic ...
Baal Bone Gap picnic area, Wolgan Valley, NSW,
Bicentennial Trail
Visitors to Gardens of Stone National Park can ride or bike the Crown Creek fire trail, a section of the iconic Bicentennial trail, which stretches for 5,330 kilometres along the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia, from Cooktown in Queensland to Healesville, near Melbourne. The trail allows you the total freedom of riding through this unspoilt and dramatic country as well as a sense of the pioneering spirit of the horse ...
Corner Blackfellows Hand Trail and Wolgan Road, Lidsdale, NSW, 2790
Blackheath Lookouts Driving Route
For some of the most awe-inspiring mountain, valley and waterfall views in the state, you can t miss this driving route, taking in an amazing cluster of Blackheath lookouts. A brilliant introduction to the spectacular western region of Blue Mountains National Park, it s a hassle-free driving tour for keen photography buffs and visitors of all ages. From Anvil Rock lookout and Wind Eroded Cave, you can gaze across to Grosse ...
Shipley Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blue Gum Forest
Six different ways in and out - all of them strenuous - lead to this fabled forest deep in the Grose Valley. The area was set aside for conservation some 20 years before the Blue Mountains National Park was created. The walk however is well worth the effort for the more experienced walker and you should take some time to rest and gaze up at the massive trees, set ...
Blue Gum Forest, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. Located in the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world. At 1,000 metres above sea level, the garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Blue Mountains National Park - National Pass
This walk offers fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and surrounding cliffs, not to mention stunning waterfalls at both ends of the walk. Highlights would be the paths cut halfway up the cliff face leading toward a crossing of the incredible Wentworth Falls, right next to the aptly named Giant Staircase. Type of forest: Dry eucalypt forest Walking distance: 5.4 kilometres Time: 3.5 hours Difficulty: Hard, with some sections - such as ...
Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Blue Mountains Walking Tracks
Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains by taking a walk through the forests. Discover the diversity of the area as you travel through natural landscapes and those that exhibit the shaping hand of human occupation. There is a walk to tempt everyone - from a gentle stroll to the Blue Pool, a more difficult climb to see the Aboriginal hand paintings or the challenging Wentworth Falls track. The Blue ...
Blue Mountain National Park, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blue Pool walking track
A challenging yet short hike that s well worth the effort, Blue Pool walking track leads to an idyllic swimming hole in a tranquil bush setting. Located in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park, it s an ideal day-trip for families or friends wanting a relaxing day out, far from the city. Following the track through the bush, look for the vibrant red flowers of the bottlebrush and the ...
Bruce Road, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Boyd River Loop
Take the easy route to peaceful cycling on Boyd River loop, a 21 kilometre journey that follows fire trails and roads in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. This is the perfect cycling adventure for just about everyone. Starting in the campground at Boyd River, this loop circuit takes bike riders south along Kanangra Walls Road before heading off down Morong Creek fire trail. The going is easy; the track gently rolling with a ...
Kanangra Walls Road, Kanangra, NSW, 2787
Burramoko Ridge (Hanging Rock) cycle trail
For an awe-inspiring ride to the edge of the magnificent Grose Wilderness, Burramoko cycle trail leads along a ridge to a dramatic rocky bluff. A trail of medium difficulty, it s an ideal nature day trip in Blue Mountains National Park, near Blackheath. With scenic valley views and crisp mountain air, it s a sublime ride for adventurous cyclists and bushwalkers. Meandering through heathlands and open forests, look for the distinctive ...
Ridgewell Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Carlotta Arch Walking Track
Be astounded by the beauty of the world s oldest cave system on the picturesque Carlotta Arch walking track, also known as Shaping Waters walk. Part of the exquisite Jenolan Caves network in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Carlotta Arch walking track leads you along a short, circular track and offers a stunning introduction to the reserve. Beginning opposite heritage-listed Caves House, the track climbs steeply uphill and incorporates plenty ...
Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan, NSW, 2790
Centennial Glen
Just one kilometre west of Blackheath, Centennial Glen is a cool Glen with small waterfalls, ferns and impressive sandstone overhangs and provides excellent views of Kanimbla Valley. The Glen is also a popular site for rock climbers. The Centennial Glen/Porters Pass circuit walk takes about three hours, and has some steep sections and can be damp underfoot so care should be taken. ...
End of Bundarra Street and follow the dirt road west, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Charles Darwin walk
Follow in the footsteps of the famous naturalist, Charles Darwin, who walked this popular track in 1836. Starting from Wilson Park, today's visitors can stroll the boardwalk and bush track through open forest, shrub, and hanging swamps to the national park boundary, where the walk meets Weeping Rock loop. Along the way, Jamison Creek's rock pools and cascades are tranquil spots to cool your feet on a hot day. Bird ...
Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Cliff Top Trail
If you re after an energetic walk while taking in the natural beauty of Blue Mountains National Park, this track will certainly get your heart pumping. Cliff Top walking track follows the cliff edge from Govetts Leap lookout to Evans lookout. Located near Blackheath, you ll be treated to inspiring views over the iconic Grose Valley. And with the sun shining from the east, this is the perfect track to ...
Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Echo Point Lookout
Echo Point lookout is on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug People. Perched on the edge of the escarpment, in Katoomba and it has panoramic views of the Jamison Valley and the iconic Three Sisters. It is the gateway to many great walks, from the easy pathway that leads out to the Three Sisters to the more challenging Giant Stairway which leads you down almost 1,000 ...
Echo Point Road, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Evans Lookout
Evans Lookout is located at the top of the escarpment at the end of Evans Lookout Road This is the beginning of a number of tracks in and out of the Gorge including the Grand Canyon walk and the Cliff Top Track to Govetts Leap. From this point you have magnificent views of the Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge. ...
Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Federal Pass
If you like your scenic views from the ground up, you ll love this magnificent walk through Jamison Valley. Originally built by the Katoomba community, from Leura Forest to Katoomba Falls, the track was extended on the old horse-drawn coal tramway line and now goes all the way to Ruined Castle, on the other side of Jamison Valley. This historic walking track follows the base of the cliffs from Leura to Ruined ...
Cliff Drive, Leura, NSW, 2780
Gardens of Stone National Park
Be inspired by the dramatic landscape at Gardens of Stone. This World Heritage area features stunning rock pagodas, sandstone cliffs, canyons and breathtaking scenic views. To walk among the exquisite and varied rock pagoda formations, sandstone cliffs and canyons at Gardens of Stone National Park is a memorable experience. The extraordinary rock shapes, the stunning scenic views over the valleys and the mesa of Pantoneys Crown make this area of the ...
Gardens of Stone National Park, Wolgan Valley, NSW,
Glenbrook - Nepean lookout
Millions of years ago, the river etched a path through the sandstone, creating the magnificent Fairlight Gorge. Today, you can admire the resulting landscape and scenic mountain views from Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, in Blue Mountains National Park. It s a great pit stop on a car touring sightseeing trip to the scenic Glenbrook area. A short and easy track leads to the unfenced lookout where you can gaze down the ...
Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, Blue Labyrinth, NSW,
Glenbrook Gorge Track
This dynamic track is for the adventurous at heart, and will have you rock-hopping down the beautiful Glenbrook Gorge in no time. Located in the eastern reaches of Blue Mountains National Park, Glenbrook Gorge track is short yet challenging and bound to get that heart pumping. Tracing the base of the gorge, there s the chance to get off-track as you wade your way down the creek. Look out for the ...
Bruce Road, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Glow Worm Tunnel
The Glow Worms are located in an old rail tunnel 400 metres in length. It was originally constructed as part of the railway line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works. The line was dismantled around the 1940s.The tunnel is located 40 kilometres from Lithgow on the Newnes Plateau. Good walking shoes and a torch are required for the walk through the tunnel. The glow worms found in the tunnel are the larvae ...
Newnes State Forest, north of Lithgow, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area
For some of the most incredible views in NSW, you can t go past Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area in Blue Mountains National Park, near Leura. With sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, bush walking and a playground for the kids, there s something for everyone, making it a popular spot for a family day-trip. From the lookout, the waterfall plunges over a 200m drop. Gaze across to the impressive views of ...
Lone Pine Avenue, Leura, NSW, 2780
Govetts Leap Lookout
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 ...
Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Grand Canyon Track
Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants line the awesome Grand Canyon track near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. The historic loop track takes you into the heart of this World Heritage-listed landscape. It's an intimate and adventurous track which walkers have trodden since 1907. Setting out from Evans lookout, the well-shaded track meanders through luscious native vegetation of ferns and golden wattles, and remains close to Greaves Creek, ...
Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Greater Blue Mountains Drive
This Greater Blue Mountains Drive Discovery Trail explores five routes radiating out like the spokes of a wheel, each an out-and-back drive and can be done in any order from the charming mountain village of Blackheath. Offering a journey across plateau and valley environments, this Discovery Trail includes a wide selection of lookouts, picnic sites and walks. Highlights of the Trail include Pulpit Rock, Govetts Leap, ...
Corner Govetts Leap Road and Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Greater Blue Mountains Drive - Blue Mountains Discovery Trail
The 'edge-of-the-world' drive around the cliff tops between Katoomba and Wentworth Falls are part of this Blue Mountains Discovery Trail. Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, it is packed full of lookouts, picnic areas and walking tracks located alongside galleries, cafes, museums, antiques and accommodation in the villages of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. Highlights include Echo Point and the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Scenic ...
Great Western Highway, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Greater Blue Mountains Drive - Glenbrook Discovery Trail
Entering the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area at Glenbrook the first Discovery Trail you will encounter is the Glenbrook Discovery Trail exploring the sandstone 'Blue Labyrinth' beyond Glenbrook Creek gorge. Plan your visit at the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centre at Glenbrook where local staff can help and advise on local road conditions, especially after heavy or prolonged rain. The park entry fee gives access to a road system connecting several ...
Great Western Highway, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Hargraves Lookout
A pleasant drive to the western end of Shipley Plateau passing local apple orchards will bring you to Hargraves Lookout and provide magnificent views over the rural Megalong Valley. At the very end of Shipley Plateau is Mount Blackheath, a popular hang-gliding site from a purpose built ram near the lookout at 1076 metres. If the conditions are right gliders soar over the Kanimbla Valley and sometimes can reach ...
Views over Shipley Plateau, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Hartley Historic Site
Step into this historic inland settlement among the sandstone buildings of Hartley Historic Site, on the western edge of the Blue Mountains. Stay in the newly renovated historic cottages. The village also offers a gallery, cafe and tours. Step back in time within the historic village of Hartley set into the western edge of the beautiful Blue Mountains. Set among pastures, orchards, native plants and nineteenth and twentieth-century cottage gardens, the ...
Hartley Historic Site, Hartley, NSW,
Hassans Walls Lookout
Hassans Walls Lookout is the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains at approximately 1,100 metres above sea level. Look out to Mount Wilson, Mount York, Mount Tarana and Mount Blaxland and the whole Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys and Mount Bindo (1,363 metres). You can also walk or ride around Hassans Walls Lookout. ...
Hassans Walls Reserve, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Hawkesbury Lookout
Ideally located on the drive between the Hawkesbury region and the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury Lookout offers beautiful scenic views and is a great picnic spot. Stop to stretch your legs. You ll find Hawkesbury lookout conveniently located on Hawkesbury Road at Hawkesbury Heights one of the Blue Mountains smallest towns. This grassy lookout is bordered by tall trees and is an excellent spot to pull over on your drive ...
Hawkesbury Road, Hawkesbury Heights, NSW, 2777
Horseriding at Turon Gates
Experience horse riding in the Blue Mountains, cross rivers and enjoy the magic of the Australian bush with the experienced Turon Gates team. They cater to beginners to experienced riders and group riders by ability (unless otherwise requested) so that if you are experienced you can trot, canter and even swim with your horse in the river. Rides are limited to five people per ride. Children aged nine years and ...
Turon Gates Road, Capertee, NSW, 2846
Jack Evans Walking Track
Named in honour of a labourer from the nearby Warragamba Dam, Jack Evans walking track leads through picturesque rock formations. Located in the southern reaches of Blue Mountains National Park, it s a perfect hike for experienced walkers and keen nature photographers. Passing towering angophoras and grass trees, the hard track descends steeply into the gorge. Be sure to look for the rare ground orchids when you stop to admire the ...
Bruce Road, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Jellybean Track
When it s time to pack up the car and get out of town, the Jellybean track offers a great day trip for you and the kids. Starting at the Glenbrook entrance to the Blue Mountains National Park, the walk follows an easy track down the hill to Jellybean pool. It s a great spot to cool off on hot days. This walk takes you into the Glenbrook Gorge, passing mountain ...
Bruce Road, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Jenolan Caves
Open every day of the year, Jenolan Caves is regarded as one of Australia's most spectacular cave systems. With guided tours (choice of nine spectacular show caves), underground rivers and awe-inspiring formations, Jenolan is among the finest and oldest cave systems in the world. Explore on fantastic guided cave tours. Reveal your wild side on Adventure Caving. Survive intriguing ghost tours and night tours. Download the Jenolan App for ...
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, NSW, 2790
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
Explore the caves at Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Not far from Oberon, it s a great daytrip or weekend away; you can stay overnight in heritage accommodation. Regarded as Australia s most outstanding cave system, Jenolan Caves is the oldest cave system in the world and is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The main attraction is the vast network of caves and a number of them can be ...
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, Jenolan, NSW, 2790
Jenolan River Walking Track
It s hard not to feel energised by the abundant and pristine beauty that surrounds you on this gorgeous, easy walk at Jenolan Caves. Suitable for almost everyone, and at any time of year, Jenolan River walking track is all about scenic water views. Beginning and ending from the eastern side of Grand Arch, the track rewards you with beautiful views of the river, lake, waterfalls and suspension bridge. You can ...
Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan, NSW, 2790
Kanangra-Boyd lookout
Accessible to all, including those in wheelchairs, Kanangra-Boyd lookout offers unparalleled views across one of Australia s most spectacular landscapes; Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. From the unfenced lookout, an easy 10 minutes walk from the Kanangra Walls carpark, you can peer out over Kanangra Deep to Kanangra Walls and in the distance, Mount Cloudmaker, which is often circled by mist. Remember to look up, though. If you adjust your ...
Kanangra-Boyd lookout, Kanangra, NSW, 2787
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Just 180 kilometres from the outskirts of Sydney, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, part of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, feels like you ve crossed an ocean to get there. Take in the magnificent scenery the sheer sandstone cliff faces of Kanangra Walls or mist-wreathed Mount Cloudmaker before walking down forest-lined trails to one of the park s waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled for echidnas and lyrebirds, ...
Kanangra Walls Road, Kanangra, NSW,
Lake Lyell Recreation Park
Lake Lyell is a beautiful destination within two hours drive from Sydney. It provides visitors with access to the lake via a concrete boat ramp for waterskiing, fishing, kayaking and general boating. The park has both powered and unpowered sites, hot showers, free barbecues, and a children's' playground. It is a magnificent bush setting, and only 10 minutes from Lithgow. The park also has a number of picnic tables, catering ...
LOT 1 Magpie Hollow Road, South Bowenfels, NSW, 2790
Leura Cascades
Leura Cascades is a popular picnic area set amidst tall eucalypts. Nearby you can take a walk beside the rapids on Leura Falls Creek down to Bridal Veil Falls and Leura Falls. Be prepared and plan your walks as several walks can be accessed from here and can either take you along the cliff tops to Echo Point or down through the Leura Forest and via the ...
Leura Falls Creek, Leura, NSW, 2780
Leura Cascades Fern Bower
Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit is a moderately challenging track along an impressive cliff line, with waterfalls and gorgeous scenic views. A great walk for those who love to get amongst it, you ll venture deep into the lush vegetation of Jamison Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. With so many lookouts and vistas, it s a photographer s paradise. From Leura Cascades picnic area, this medium track leads to a ...
Chelmsford Road, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Leura Cascades picnic area
You ll feel like you re on the edge of the world as you gaze across Jamieson Valley from Leura Cascades picnic area. A reviving break while on a driving holiday or cycling trip, it s also a great base for exploring the dramatic cliffs in the southern section of Blue Mountains National Park. With a picture perfect backdrop, why not make the most of the opportunity and assemble the family ...
Leura Cascades picnic area, Leura, NSW,
Lockyers Road Walking Track
Lockyers Road Walking Track is one of the most historic walking tracks in the Blue Mountains. The track is one of the original 'roads' used to descend into Hartley Vale. Hand built by convicts, remnants of their handiwork can still be seen all along the track. The track has beautiful views over the Hartley Valley, and spectacular birdlife. ...
Lockyers Road, Hartley Vale, NSW, 2790
McMahon's Point Ride, Wentworth Falls
For unending views across Lake Burragorang and the vast wilderness beyond, grab a bike or enjoy 4WD driving along McMahon s Point Wentworth Falls. A spectacular cycling day trip, this track follows an unsealed road from Wentworth Falls south along the cliff-line. Of medium difficulty, with a number of steep climbs, it s ideally suited to riders looking for a challenge. After several kilometres the sealed road and suburbs ...
Kings Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Mitchells Ridge Lookout
Mitchells Ridge Lookout is an historic lookout and rest area, named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who supervised the building of the Pass by convict labour in 1832. An obelisk at the lookout commemorates the opening of Victoria Pass in 1832. The Pass is one of the oldest and most significant engineered works in Australia still in use today. From the western end of the lookout there is a good view ...
Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786
Mount Blackheath Lookout
Travel along Shipley Plateau through a mix of bush (spot the waratahs in Spring), small farms and orchards - at the end you will reach Mount Blackheath Lookout with views to the north and west to the Great Dividing Range over the Kanimbla Valley. At 1,076 metres it is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down after a strenuous bike ride or when the weather is ...
Along Shipley Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Mount Emperor Loop
Mount Emperor loop is an ideal mountain biking route that follows little-used 4WD trails through upland swamps on the Boyd Plateau. Not far from Katoomba or the Jenolan Caves, Mount Emperor loop ride is a great way to get off the beaten track and into the surrounding wilderness. Mount Emperor loop is also great for visitors who have already explored Boyd River loop and are seeking a challenge as this trail ...
Kanangra Walls Road, Kanangra, NSW, 2787
Mount Hay
Mount Hay at 933 metres above sea level, is a distinctive rounded basalt peak that can be seen as you travel the Great Western Highway and Bells Line of Road. It is one of a number of basalt capped mountains in the area. Along Mount Hay Road is Lockley Pylon which provides excellent views of Mount Hay. From Lockley Pylon experienced and well prepared walkers can choose to descend into ...
Mount Hay Road, Leura, NSW, 2780
Mount Hay Road, Leura
Leading to the edge of the renowned Grose Wilderness, Mount Hay Road Leura is an unsealed road ideally suited for cycling and car touring. Packed with walking tracks, wildflowers and breathtaking views, it s a great day out in Blue Mountains National Park. With several steep sections, it s generally an easy ride across the sandstone plateau. As the light filters through the canopy of scribbly gums overhead, you ...
Mount Hay Road, Leura, NSW, 2780
Mount Piddington Lookout
Mount Piddington is a mountain in the Blue Mountains village of Mount Victoria. It has a lookout, restrooms and a picnic area at its summit, surrounded by a loop road, Mount Piddington Road, which runs from the summit to Mount Victoria village. It is also the starting point of several bushwalking tracks that descend to the cliffs of Hornes Point and the Fairy Bower reserve. Notable sites on the slopes ...
Mount Piddington Road, Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786
Mount Portal lookout
Perched atop the lower ridges of Blue Mountains National Park, Mount Portal lookout offers magnificent views of the junction between Glenbrook Gorge and the mighty Nepean River. With a wheelchair-accessible path, it s a perfect pit stop on a car tour or a base for more adventurous thrill seekers who love abseiling and climbing. Gazing across the dramatic tree-lined gorge to the water, you ll see how the grand sweep of ...
Mount Portal lookout, Lapstone, NSW,
Mount Solitary walking track
For a chance to go wild, pack your hiking boots and head for Mount Solitary walking track in Blue Mountains National Park. A challenging track that will enchant experienced bushwalkers, it passes through heath, woodlands and rainforest with spellbinding views and birdwatching. From the historic Federal Pass, walk where the old horse drawn tramway once ran to Ruined Castle. From Koorowall Knife Edge it s a rough unformed track up along ...
Jamison Valley, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine
Mount Wilson is a heritage garden village only two hours from Sydney. The area has magnificent bushland and rainforest, walks and canyons as well as historic houses and grand exotic gardens, some of which are open to the public. Mount Irvine is about 15 minutes further drive. It has a rural mountain setting of farms and fine gardens, with magnificent views over the mountains. There are public toilets at Silva Plana ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Wilson, NSW, 2786
Mount York
Mount York, 7.5 kilometres from Mount Victoria is a natural site that at 1061 metres has commanding views over the western plains, many layers of Aboriginal and European heritage, several convict built roads (now walking tracks) and remnants of the old convict built roads (1823-1829) can still be seen. Monuments at the site demonstrate a change in architectural style and social means of commemorating historic events such as the ...
Mount York Road, Mount York, NSW, 2786
Murphys fire trail Woodford to Murphys Glen campground
Murphys fire trail, from Woodford to Murphys Glen campground, offers a unique driving tour through unspoilt heathlands. Situated in Blue Mountains National Park, only a short drive from local townships, it s a great track for driving, walking and mountain biking. Following a narrow ridge top with scenic views across Cumberland Plains, you might be sharing the track with swamp wallabies and goannas. As the trail descends into the campground, the ...
Bedford Road, Woodford, NSW, 2778
Murphys Trail, Wentworth Falls to Woodford
From Wentworth Falls this picturesque trail highlights pristine bushland in the central part of Blue Mountains National Park. Choose to mountain bike or walk along Murphys trail Wentworth Falls to Woodford. With great campgrounds, magical waterfalls and unique Aboriginal sites along the way, it s the perfect nature getaway for adventurous cyclists or walkers. Starting on Ingar firetail, you ll wind through unspoilt heath and open forest for nine ...
Ingar Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Narrow Neck Lookout
Narrow Neck Lookout, as the name implies, has views over the Narrow Neck Peninsula, a plateau which divides the Jamison and Megalong Valleys. There is a lookout on Cliff Drive down over Narrow Neck and the two valleys or you can continue along Cliff Drive to Glen Raphael Drive, a dirt road leading two kilometres along Narrow Neck to a locked gate. The next seven kilometres is for walkers ...
Glen Raphael Drive, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Narrow Neck Trail
For an invigorating cycling route that takes you deep into the unspoilt wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, head to Narrow Neck trail. A challenging ride suitable for novice and experienced cyclists, the track traces the elevated platform of Narrow Neck Peninsula near Katoomba. With breathtaking scenic views, wildflowers and photo opportunities at every turn; keen bushwalkers won t want to miss out either. From the gate, you ...
Glen Raphael Drive, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Nature Track, Blue Mountains National Park
For a magnificent walk that will transport you to another world, step out on moderately challenging Nature track, near Wentworth Falls. Families and friends who enjoy a challenge will love this medium-level walking track in Blue Mountains National Park. The spectacular views, swamps, lush ferns and tranquil pools make it ideal for photography and swimming. Passing through heathlands, you ll soon enter a wonderland of lush ferns and ancient swamps as ...
Fletcher Street, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Newnes Plateau
Newnes State Forest is located on Newnes Plateau and contains a plantation of Radiator Pine, natural forest and Sandstone escarpments. There is access to Glow Worm Tunnels and Wollemi National Park. The town of Newnes is located in the Wolgan Valley but there is no vehicular access from the Glow Worm Tunnel area. For a circular day walk, go through the Glow Worm Tunnel, then walk along the Wolgan Valley ...
Newnes State Forest (north of Lithgow), Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Newnes Shale Oil Ruins
At the end of Wolgan Valley lies a reminder of the shale oil industry. The township and shale oil mining complex was established in 1906. The Newnes Oil Shale Mine produced low grade oil. Set within beautiful mountain scenery, a collection of shanties, huts and buildings for the mining process were built. Today the ruins of the site are all that remains. Operational costs and the availability of lower priced crude ...
North Of Lithgow, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Nooroo Gardens
Visit one of Australia's most famous gardens featuring world famous wisteria, plus rhododendrons, azaleas and maples. Nooroo was built and planted in 1880 by William Hay and original plantings include English oaks, chestnuts, ash and cedars which are underplanted with thousands of bulbs including, bluebells, daffodils and crocus. Famous for its wisteria collection, hostas, lilly of the valley and Japanese iris have been planted to complement the wisteria. Nooroo ...
Church Lane, Mount Wilson, NSW, 2786
Old Ford Reserve
Camping is allowed at Old Ford Reserve, a picturesque camping and picnic area alongside Megalong Creek in the Megalong Valley. The Reserve is accessible by road, the Megalong Valley is mostly granite country and the Valley has bird species that are not found on the cliff tops. Old Ford Reserve is 8.3 kilometres along the Six Foot Track from Katoomba ...
Megalong Valley, Megalong Valley, NSW, 2785
Perrys Lookdown
Perrys Lookdown is located at the end of Hat Hill Road, Blackheath. It offers grand views from the top of the escarpment into the World Heritage National Park and the Grose Valley. From here there is a bushwalk which is the shortest but steepest descent into the famous Blue Gum Forest. Five and a half hours return for experienced walkers only. There is a small camping area and car park. ...
Hat Hill Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Pierces Pass
Situated off the Bells Line of Road just past Mount Banks there is a turnoff to Pierces Pass. The left hand track goes to Walls' Lookout car park and it is a 30 minute walk to the lookout of the Grose Gorge and Walls. The road to the right goes to another car park where there is a choice of two walks, one to Rigby Hill and the other ...
Bells Line Of Road just past Mount Banks, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
If you re fond of magnificent views, famous lookouts, and iconic scenery, then look no further than Prince Henry Cliff walk, in Blue Mountains National Park. Following the cliff edge from Katoomba Cascades to Gordon Falls, near Leura, this moderate walking track boasts some of the best views in NSW. Passing several unique hanging swamps, take a look at the variety of sedges, rushes and grasses. In summer, you may see ...
Cliff Drive, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Princes Rock Walking Track
This historic track leads to one of the best lookouts in Blue Mountains National Park. Princes Rock walking track winds down from Wentworth Falls picnic area and follows a path trodden by sightseers since the late 1890s, with exceptional views over Wentworth Falls. Keep an eye out for the old water fountains dotted along this medium track and admire their heritage design. Upon reaching the distinctive parapet-style historic lookout, gaze across ...
Sir H Burrell Drive, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Pulpit Rock lookout
If you ve got something to shout about, then head for Pulpit Rock lookout near Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park. Jutting out on a dramatic blade of rock, you might be lost for words or end up singing the praises of the sweeping views of vast forested gorges and magnificent Grose Valley below. Unpack the picnic basket and enjoy a remote lunch on this isolated pinnacle, far from the popular ...
Pulpit Rock Walk, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Pulpit Walking Track
Pulpit Rock is an isolated pinnacle standing away from the cliff-face on a massive blade of rock. You can walk to it from Govetts Leap, enjoying heathlands, swamps, waterfalls, and an ever-changing view of the Grose Valley. The track begins to the left of Govetts Leap lookout - go down the steps into the shelter of a small creek, where black wattles grow in thick stands. From here, cross the bridge ...
Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Red Hands Cave
Allow yourself to be mesmerised by the layers of hand prints and stencils in Red Hands Cave; one of the best examples of Aboriginal art in the Blue Mountains. Although it s thought to have been painted between 500 and 1600 years ago, you can still see the vibrant, earthy colours of red, yellow and white, which combine to make an overwhelming collage. Standing in front of this art is a ...
Red Hands Cave, Blue Labyrinth, NSW, 2782
Red Hands Cave Walking Track - Blue Mountains National Park
Red Hands Cave walking track, in Blue Mountains National Park, offers impressive Aboriginal stencil art with picnicking and birdwatching, near Glenbrook. This track has most likely been used by the Darug people for thousands of years, and you too can walk in their footsteps. Red Hands Cave walking track, in the Glenbrook region of Blue Mountains National Park, winds through remote bushland to one of the best Aboriginal stencil galleries in ...
Bruce Road, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Round Walking Track
A short yet spectacular track through a lush rainforest gully leading to lookouts that boast some of the most iconic views in Blue Mountains National Park. Excellent for adventurous walkers looking for a shorter route, Round walking track packs in a swag of spectacular vistas and waterfalls, that highlight the dramatic beauty of the Katoomba escarpment. Take in the spectacular waterfall views from Reids Plateau before making your descent down the ...
Cliff Drive, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Less than two hours from Sydney, Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley. Journey on the world's steepest incline railway, glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway, explore ...
Corner of Violet Street and Cliff Drive, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Six Foot Track
Wind through state forests and the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park along the challenging 45 km Six Foot Track. The route follows an 1884 heritage horse track and can be broken into day walks over three days, offering walkers changing landscapes of heath, woodlands and rainforest. Camp along the track at dedicated campgrounds - Old Ford Reserve, Cox's River, Black Range and Allum Creek - or pitch your tent ...
Six Foot Track, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Six Foot walking track
Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot walking track packs it all into a three-day hike for enthusiastic bushwalkers. Winding through state forests and Blue Mountains National Park, this historic track takes in heritage sites, heath, woodlands, and rainforest, with several opportunities for excellent overnight camping. Following an 1884 heritage horse track, this challenging walk starts near ...
Glen Chee Road, Ganbenang, NSW, 2790
South Lawson Waterfall Circuit
South Lawson Waterfall Circuit is three kilometres long and traverses South Lawson Park passing four very different waterfalls: Adelina Falls, sand lined Federal Falls, Cataract Falls and Junction Falls - an amphitheatre of cascading water. This historic walking circuit is popular with locals and is just over one kilometre from the Lawson Railway Station. ...
Honour Avenue, Lawson, NSW, 2783
Sublime Point lookout - Leura
It will feel like you re on the edge of the world as the views go on forever at Sublime Point lookout Leura, in Blue Mountains National Park. Offering sensational scenic views of the Jamison Valley, it s a popular spot for picnicking and birdwatching with families. The more adventurous know it as a haven for rock climbing. Following an easy track, look for gang-gangs and cockatoos feeding in ...
Sublime Point lookout - Leura, Leura, NSW,
Tunnel View lookout
With marvellous views across to Glenbrook and as far as Kurrajong, almost 50km away, Tunnel View lookout is a great destination for sweeping valley vistas, birdwatching and wildflowers. Situated in the Glenbrook region of Blue Mountains National Park, it s a popular lookout for all ages and harbours a special treat for train buffs. From the unfenced lookout, gaze across to train-line cutting and you ll see the two historic tunnels, ...
Tunnel View lookout, Glenbrook, NSW,
Turon National Park
Turon National Park is great for remote bushwalking and camping, trout fishing, birdwatching, swimming, mountain biking or canoeing. If you want to really feel like you ve gotten away from it all with a remote and rugged bush camping experience, Turon National Park is a fantastic, accessible choice. Just 45 kilometres from Lithgow and 185 kilometres north of Sydney, you can explore remote bushwalking and camping in a spectacular setting that ...
Lochaber Road, Capertee, NSW, 2846
Valley of the Waters
Valley of the Waters is situated at the end of Fletcher Street and the Conservation Hut Cafe. This area provides access to Queen Victoria Lookout, Empress Lookout and Lyrebird Lookout. The Valley of the Waters walk demonstrates the beauty of the deep valley of Wentworth Falls. This walk explores the upper section of the track as far as Wentworth Pass. The walk passes several waterfalls, a great highlight especially in early ...
Fletcher Street, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Waterfall Walk, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Waterfall walk takes visitors along an exposed spine of ancient rocks and past views of Kanangra Deep, Kanangra Walls and Thurat Spires. From the Kanangra Walls carpark, follow the lookout walk before diverging off on to Waterfall walk's path. In the depths of the gorge, you may be able to spot one of the country s few native deciduous trees, the Australian red cedar it has new red growth ...
Kanangra Walls Road, Kanangra, NSW,
Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls located in the Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular waterfall with magnificent views. One of the most picturesque falls in the mountains, it is where the Jamison Creek drops over the escarpment and plunges 297 metres over the upper and lower falls into a large pool before flowing down the creek into the Valley of the Waters. Bushwalks in the area vary from short 10 minutes ...
Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Wentworth Falls picnic area
You'll feel on top of the world at this picture perfect spot with world-class views, near Wentworth Falls, in Blue Mountains National Park. Wentworth Falls picnic area is a great base to explore the lush world of rainforests and waterfalls along a range of spectacular walking tracks to suit all the family. There's room for the kids to play as you unroll the picnic blanket at this scenic clifftop spot. The ...
Wentworth Falls picnic area, Wentworth Falls, NSW,
Wentworth Falls to Murphys Glen via Ingar Campground
For an experience that gets you deep into the heart of unspoilt bushland in southern Blue Mountains National Park head for Wentworth Falls to Murphys Glen via Ingar campground. An unsealed road popular with walkers and cyclists and only a couple of hours from Sydney; it s the perfect quick nature getaway. From Kings Tableland the sweeping views of undulating bushland are inspiring. The houses are replaced with bushland and the ...
Queen Elizabeth Drive, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Wentworth Pass Loop Walking Track
This challenging walking track, from Wentworth Falls picnic area, explores the magical, upper section of Valley of the Waters in Jamison Valley at Blue Mountains National Park. Wentworth Pass takes in scenic waterfalls and valley views as well as magnificent forests and dense rainforest. Begin your walk at Wentworth Falls lookout, with breathtaking views across the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary. From here you can wander down to the top of ...
Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Wildwood Garden
Garden lovers are invited to visit this magnificent Bilpin garden. Lovingly crafted over 30 years, Wildwood Garden presents a glorious collection of cool climate plants in a natural woodland setting. Featuring a cherry walk and a magnificent waterfall with ponds as well as a large lake. There are sweeping views across the garden, gravel paths and a large array of interesting and magical sculptures. There is something in bloom to enjoy ...
29 Powells Road, Bilpin, NSW, 2758
Woodford Oaks Trail
For an invigorating ride or walk that will work your muscles and clear your head, try Woodford - Oaks trail in Blue Mountains National Park. The track leads from Woodford to Glenbrook and makes a great day out in the mountains for friends or family looking for heart pumping adventure and fresh mountain air. Take in the expansive scenic views as the medium trail winds through heath, gradually giving way to ...
Taylor Road, Woodford, NSW, 2778
Yellomundee Regional Park
Yellomundee Regional Park boasts great mountain biking trails and scenic lookouts. Located near the Blue Mountains, it s good for dog walking and horse-riding too. Discover a unique bush experience just minutes from suburbia at Yellomundee Regional Park. The park is positioned on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Mountains, northwest of Penrith in western Sydney. Visit to see why it s such a haven for mountain bikers, bushwalkers, horse-riders and dog-walkers. ...
Illingworth Road, Yellow Rock, NSW, 2777
Yellow Rock Lookout
Yellow Rock lookout in Yellomundee Regional Park offers incredible views and a peaceful haven where you can enjoy a picnic, go for a short bushwalk or just take some time out with family and friends. Yellow Rock lookout is tucked away on the forested edge of the escarpment above Fraser Creek Gorge. A terrific place to take a break, the lookout offers lovely views of the Nepean River, along with the western ...
Yellow Rock Road, Yellow Rock, NSW, 2777