Things to See and Do

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The Blue Mountains has plenty of activities, experiences and things to see and do to keep you occupied for days, from nurturing yourself in nature to relaxing with some retail therapy. There is something to suit every one.

You can gaze at the majesty of the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba, amble through the Megalong Valley on a horse trail ride or step out for a bushwalk along one of the hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks - there's a bushwalking trail suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

For a more sedate pace you can step back in time and enjoy the ambience of bygone times at an historic grand hotel or period tea-room or cafe, unwind at one of the wonderful spas, wander through a well-established, cool climate garden or simply take a stroll and play a round of golf at one of the five fabulous mountain golf courses.

If you want to kick start your adrenalin levels you can ride the world's steepest incline railway, the Scenic Railway at Scenic World; put your pedal to the metal on a mountain bike and ride one of the region's renowned trails or you can go canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing or adventure caving with one of our enthusiastic and experienced operators.

Whatever experience you choose you are sure to enjoy your Blue Mountains escape.

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Touch the earth for a natural high or discover the fabulous galleries to soak in some local culture, see below the array of things to do.

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
Adrian Gilbert Art
The gallery is attached to Adrian Gilbert's studio in Easter Street Leura - just around the corner from Everglades House and Gardens. Easter Street runs off Everglades Avenue. Adrian Gilbert Art Studio/Gallery exhibits a frequently changing selection of Adrian's work. However, check out the website and if you find something specific within the portfolio pages you'd like to see, an advance phone call will enable them to have it ready for ...
Corner Easter and Holmes Streets, Leura, NSW, 2780
Aitkens Australia in the Round
Aitkens Australia in the Round is a unique and exciting gallery, display and museum all in one with a spectacular painted panorama of famous Australian destinations. The harbour-dominated beauty of Australia's Emerald City, Sydney along with the rugged mystery of the Blue Mountains; the toughness and brilliant colours of Australia's outback; and the natural beauty of beaches scattered along endless stretches of coastline. Add the fertile riches of Australia's rural ...
5 Wascoe Street, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
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
Andersons Trail
An exhilarating cycling route that takes you deep into the central wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, Andersons trail descends into unspoilt bushland and links to Woodford - Oaks trail for an added challenge. With ultra steep sections, this loose gravel trail is an adrenalin-fuelled adventure bound to challenge even those most experienced at mountain biking. Winding through steep gullies, scenic creek crossings and dense scrub, you might be sharing the ...
Kings Tableland Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
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
Apsara Day Spa Katoomba
Apsara Day Spa Katoomba is conveniently situated close to the Aquatic and Sport Centre as well as walking tracks, beautiful Scenery and the Scenic Railway. The custom built Spa Cottage is surrounded by a tranquil private garden. Renew and revive in the Spa Cottage for relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit. Unwind with a luxurious experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. ...
40 Catalina Avenue, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Australian Alpaca Barn - Leura
The Australian Alpaca Barn specialises in the sale and promotion of quality Alpaca products manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and Peru. They offer a comprehensive range, designed for the discerning buyer, including coats, throw rugs, bedding, scarves, jumpers, yarn and accessories. The Australian Alpaca Barn is aligned with the top manufacturers of Alpaca in Australia and Peru, allowing them to create and sell the most superior quality Alpaca products ...
201 Leura Mall, Leura, NSW, 2780
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 Golf and Community Club
At Blackheath Golf and Community Club you can play on one of the most picturesque golf courses in NSW located in the heart of the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Visitors are always welcome to play golf at Blackheath Golf and Community Club. Whether you want to play 9 or 18, you can do so any day of the week, subject to availability. Visitors with a GA handicap ...
Brightlands Avenue, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
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
The historical and natural significance of the mighty Blue Gum Forest can t be understated. It s spoken of in hushed tones by those who know of it, and once seen, is never forgotten. Situated in Grose Valley, in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, this stand of magnificent eucalypts is a fine example of closed forest. A haven for birds and wildlife, it was saved from the axe by ...
Blue Gum Forest, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
From chocolate making demonstrations, a cafe serving world famous real hot chocolate and delicious cakes, the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company offer a myriad of in store hand made chocolate products and home made jams jellies and pickles. Along with home made sauces and many other sweet treats, a kids playground and over 50 different exquisite, handmade chocolates, the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to experience ...
176 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is a must see while you are in the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is one of Australia s leading regional art galleries and features an exhibition program which showcases local and national artists as well as national touring exhibitions and in-house curated exhibitions. Each exhibition is paired with public programs aimed at educating and connecting the audience with artists. The Cultural ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Virtual Reality Experience
Managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is located near the stunning Govetts Leap lookout. Visit them for expert advice on Blue Mountains National Park, gifts and maps. Take a look at 'Outside In' - an interpretative exhibition on the heritage of the Grose Valley. Learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage and the history of the fantastic walking tracks in and around the Grose Valley. Experience one ...
Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blue Mountains National Park
Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well known parks in Australia, is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It's known for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, including protecting sites of Aboriginal cultural significance. The views from the park s lookouts are magnificent; you ll look out over hazy blue forests, waterfalls and rock formations. Echo Point at Katoomba is a popular spot, offering ...
Kings Tableland Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blue Mountains National Park - National Pass
Starting at Wentworth Falls picnic area, this walk passes epic lookouts with sweeping, amazing views of the waterfall plunging down into the Jamison Valley, before reaching the historic Grand Stairway. Built into the side of the cliff, the National Pass is a spectacular walking track offering unrivalled views of the many natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Your journey begins at Wentworth Falls picnic area, where you can ...
Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Blue Mountains Ugg Boots
Genuine Australian Sheepskin and Cowskin Products are available at Blue Mountains Ugg Boots. The large range of products include Ugg Boots in a variety of different designs. Also available are Hats, Mats, Gloves, Toys, Kangaroo Items, Car Seat Covers, Steering Wheel Covers. If you require a certain style and colour, please send an email and they can have them waiting for you on your trip through the Mountains. ...
515 Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge, NSW, 2776
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
Braemar Gallery
Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue. Braemar has a particular interest in displaying works by local artists. Over time, the gallery has become well known for high standard art works of various mediums. ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
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
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms
Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms is nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Leura and houses the world's largest private collection of tea wares. There are more than 5,500 teapots in the collection, spanning five centuries and including teapots from all over the world, most of which were collected within Australia. Enjoy the selection of teas and partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with 'olde-worlde' charm on fine ...
22 Grose Street, Leura, NSW, 2780
Camp Street Climbing Katoomba
Camp Street Climbing is an indoor bouldering facility in Katoomba that's the only indoor wall in the Blue Mountains open to the public, where everyone can come and experience climbing. Bouldering involves climbing short routes called problems on specially designed climbing walls of a lower height, removing the need for ropes, harnesses and other equipment. Instead, the floor is covered with a thick soft pad in case you ...
102 Camp Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Campbell Rhododendron Gardens
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens at Blackheath, about 120 kilometres west of Sydney, cover an area of 18.3 hectares (45 acres). An incredble display of exotic plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and deciduous trees planted amongst Australian native bushland. A place for the enjoyment of nature's beauty. Open all year round, the gardens are at their spectacular best from late September to mid November when the blossoms are flourishing and in April ...
Bacchante Street, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Capertee Valley
Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world's second largest canyon. Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the environment over millions of years. With tranquil vistas and serene mountain landscapes the Capertee Valley is abundant in flora and fauna, providing the perfect opportunity to encounter nature in a natural environment. Under the sandstone layer stretches an ...
Glen Davis Road, Capertee, NSW, 2846
Capertee Valley Bird Trail
The Capertee Valley Bird Trail has 19 easily accessible bird watching sites each marked by a numbered roadside sign. The bird trail lies within the traditional country of the Wiradjuri people. Located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains near Capertee, and only three hours travel from Sydney, it is the widest enclosed valley in the world. The valley is recognised internationally as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and one of ...
Capertee Valley, Capertee, NSW, 2846
Capertee Woolshed ruins
When spending time in Capertee National Park, remember to visit Capertee Woolshed ruins while you re there. On the river flat below Capertee Homestead Port Macquarie , these ruins are one of the surviving remnants of the area s pastoral history. Try to imagine it back then, especially during shearing time, with the dusty air filled with the sounds of men s voices and the bleating of ...
Capertee Woolshed ruins, Bogee, NSW,
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
Coxs Road Interpretive Trail
Commissioned to build a road across the Blue Mountains, magistrate William Cox, with 30 convicts, started on 18 July 1814 at Emu Ford, completing the road to Bathurst on 14 January 1815 - a staggering 101.5 miles through rugged mountainous country in just six months. Today you can trace the path of the original Coxs Road which varies little from the current alignment of the ...
Across the Blue Mountains, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Day Fine Art
Day Fine Art is a business that has an eclectic interest in Australian Painted and Printed works and Old Master Drawings and Prints. The gallery aims to present rare works that are aesthetically appealing and also offer an interesting historical significance. They provide an exceptional client service and cater for all budgets, styles and interests. Stock includes a selection of Australian pantings, drawings and prints by artists such as: Norman ...
27-29 Govetts Leap 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
Energy Expo at Mt Piper
Tours are available by prior arrangement. Here you'll be able to enjoy exhibits, models, displays, photographic and printed information, videos and touch screens and gain an understanding of the way NSW electricity is produced and distributed. While the tour mainly focuses on coal-fired thermal power stations, like Energy Australia's Mt Piper, you'll also get to explore information on developments in renewable energy sources. Entry and tours are completely free, and the ...
350 Boulder Road , Portland, NSW, 2847
Eskbank House and Museum
Eskbank House and Museum in Lithgow is a historic home, with splendid furniture, display of Lithgow Pottery and other period pieces, blacksmith's forge and a coach house. Built in 1842 by Thomas Brown, Eskbank House is a sandstone building in the Georgian style. The four front rooms have been preserved much as they were in Thomas Brown's day, and contain some beautiful regency and early Victorian furniture. The museum ...
Bennett Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Evans Lookout
Head to Evans lookout and nearby Valley View lookout in Blue Mountains National Park if you're seeking incredible views, especially around sunrise and sunset. It's also a good spot to begin one of several day walks. A brilliant introduction to the wonders of Blue Mountains National Park, Evans lookout offers breathtaking views towards Grose Valley, especially with the sandstone cliff walls glowing orange at sunset. Located near Blackheath, it s a ...
Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
The National Trust brings Australia's heritage alive at Everglades Gardens. Drawing from the great traditions of European landscape design as well as the unique Blue Mountains bushland, Everglades will charm with its grace and beauty. Constructed in the 1930s by Danish-born landscape gardener Paul Sorensen in conjunction with owner Henri van de Velde, Everglades Gardens is Australia's most spectacular inter-war period garden and has received acclaim from garden lovers worldwide. A stroll ...
37 Everglades Avenue, Leura, NSW, 2780
Falls Gallery
Established in 1989, Falls Gallery provides changing exhibitions of works on paper and ceramics by emerging and well established artists. This beautifully restored turn of the century weatherboard cottage is set in a large well established garden along a leafy mountains road. On the property is also a studio and pottery workshop. Works include etchings by Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman and others, plus works from Wendy Sharpe and Garry Shead ...
161 Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Faulconbridge Antiques and Giftware
Faulconbridge is the next village after Springwood coming up the Blue Mountains. The very first shop you will see on the left hand side is Faulconbridge Antiques. This shop showcases the finest quality Antique Furniture, Ceramics, Art Glass and Exquisite Giftware to be found anywhere in the Blue Mountains. Not only are Faulconbridge Antiques are the largest retailer in New South Wales of Moorcroft Pottery Art Pottery UK, they are also ...
448A Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge, NSW, 2776
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
Fish and Fowl
Fish and Fowl specialise in supplying you with the best in cooked or fresh seafood. Located in the centre of beautiful Katoomba, they are easy to find and hard to forget. You can choose to purchase fresh seafood to cook at home, or let them cook it for you, exactly as it should be. ...
1 Pioneer Place, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
FootGolf Lithgow
FootGolf is played on a golf course using a size five football and the object of the game is to get the ball into the hole using only your feet in the fewest number of shots possible. The rules are exactly the same as golf except you use your foot and a football. You can play on your own or in teams, the beauty of the game lies in being ...
1B Golf Links Road, Marrangaroo, NSW, 2790
Furber Steps
Head to the Blue Mountains National Park and take on the Furber Steps-Scenic Railway Walking Track. Descend down the steep Furber Steps and discover scenic views, waterfalls, birdwatching and more in astonishing Blue Mountains surrounds. The 2.4 kilometre return track takes around two hours to complete and traverses lush rainforest. The popular walking track goes deep into the Jamison Valley, offering great views of Mount Solitary, amazing views of Three ...
Federal Pass, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Gallery Blackheath
Established in December 2001, Gallery Blackheath is an artist owned and managed not-for-profit gallery, showcasing a selection of fine paintings, drawings and printworks by seven prize-winning local artists, Margaret Aalders, Ray Harrington, Leonie Lyall, Pat Skenridge, Michael van Langenberg and Nadege Lamy. The professional presentation of a diverse range of quality artworks, many of which may be found in local, national, and international private and corporate collections, has ensured that the ...
44 Govetts Leap Road , Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Gang Gang Gallery
Gang Gang features a variety of contemporary art from the Blue Mountains region, Central Western NSW as well as other parts of Australia. The gallery has a focus on representational pieces from all traditions, expressionist to abstract and even kitsch in a multitude of mediums, including sculpture, textile, paint and ceramic. ...
206 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
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,