15 Great Things to Do in the Blue Mountains

Things to do in the Blue Mountains

Millions of people each year head to Sydney’s west to visit the Blue Mountains. Loved by tourists and local Sydney-siders alike, the Blue Mountains region is one of the most popular day and weekend destinations in New South Wales.

Countless walking tracks, beautiful waterfalls, deep valleys and canyons, thriving rainforests and numerous lookout points with breathtaking views, the Blue Mountains truly has something for everyone.

To help you decide where to go and how best to spend your time in this beautiful national park, we have come up with an extensive list of best things to do in the Blue Mountains.

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15 Best Blue Mountains Walks

Best Blue Mountains walks
— Looking for the best hikes in the Blue Mountains? —
We have outlined the 15 best walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, from short family-friendly trails, to challenging multi-day bushwalks.

The Blue Mountains is a true paradise for bushwalkers with literally hundreds of beautiful hikes to choose from. Some of these walking tracks have been around for more than a century, while others have only been opened to the public in recent years.

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How to Spend a Day in the Blue Mountains (6 Day Trip Itineraries by Car and Train)

Blue Mountains day trip itineraries by car and train

Sydney’s most popular weekend destination, the Blue Mountains, is home to countless walking tracks, beautiful sights, scenic waterfalls and trendy towns.

With so many things to see and do in the Blue Mountains, it can be challenging for first-time visitors to work out where to go in one day.

In this article we are sharing different Blue Mountains day trip itineraries by car, by train, or alternatively, by organised day tour.

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5 Beautiful Waterfalls to Visit in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains waterfalls

The Blue Mountains region west of Sydney is home to countless exciting walking tracks and various scenic lookout points.

But the most popular weekend destination in New South Wales is also home to several beautiful waterfalls, some easy to access and others a bit harder to find.

We have explored five scenic waterfalls in the Blue Mountains that you can get very close to with a bit of bushwalking involved.

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Why You Should Use the Hop on Hop off Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

The Hop on hop off Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

There are various ways to visit the Blue Mountains. If you travel by car, you have the freedom to go anywhere you like and set your own schedule. If you book a day tour, you can sit back and relax, as everything is organised for you.

But public transport is also a very practical way to visit Sydney’s most popular weekend destination. Combine a train journey with a trip on the hop on hop off Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, and you get to see all the major highlights in a relaxing way.

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Wentworth Falls Hiking Guide – Walking Tracks and Lookout Points

Wentworth Falls walks and lookouts

Wentworth Falls is one of the most popular bushwalking destinations in the Blue Mountains. The name Wentworth Falls refers to the famous 3-tiered, 187m high waterfall, but it is also the name of the town where the waterfall is located.

There are lots of different walking tracks to choose from in the Wentworth Falls area, some very short and others quite long and challenging. In addition to walks, there are also several lookout points with spectacular views to enjoy in Wentworth Falls.

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Blue Mountains Tours – Which Ones Are the Best?

Best Blue Mountains tours from Sydney
— Keen to visit the Blue Mountains in comfort and style? —
We have outlined the best Blue Mountains day tours from Sydney.

One of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in Sydney and New South Wales is the famous Blue Mountains, a World Heritage listed area less than two hours away from Sydney.

Blessed with various exciting walking tracks, beautiful lookout points, enormous cliffs, scenic waterfalls, deep valleys and thriving rainforest and wildlife, the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot to rejuvenate and appreciate nature at its best.

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