Sydney

Blue Mountains Day Trip

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will delight at a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, an area home to natural rock formations, lush green forest and cascading waterfalls at every turn. The park sits on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range and, despite its name, is actually an uplifted plateau rather than a collection of mountains.

What to Do

Whether you’re a camper, a climber, a hiker or a biker there’s something to do in the park for everyone. Exploring the park on foot is the most popular activity, but there are lots of attractions that you should add onto your itinerary too include the famous Three Sisters natural rock formation, Katoomba falls which cascade into the Jameson Valley and Echo Point – a spectacular observation area with panoramic views over the park. Other activities include riding the world’s steepest railway at the Katoomba Science World and getting up close and personal with Australia’s native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Getting Here

The Blue Mountains sit just over an hours drive east of the city, and the easiest way to get here is by hiring a car. Alternatively, an array of organised tours depart from the city and head for the mountains daily. These range in length from half-day excursions to multi-day trips and are excellent value for money.