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23 Popular Attractions in Blue Mountains

Named for the blue haze that covers the tree clad ranges, The Blue Mountains offer a variety of activities to visitors. Just admire the rugged beauty or get active abseiling or rock climbing.

Top Attractions

The dramatic peaks known as the Three Sisters are the hallmark of the Blue Mountains National Park. Formed by weathering from wind and rain over the last 50 million years, the iconic pinnacles are formed from sandstone. Each Sister measures just over 900m tall, and their names are Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo.

Kids & Family

Kids will just love the rides at Katoomba Scenic World, with the ride of choice being the Scenic Railway. This 310m train ride is the steepest in the world at 52 degrees. Adjusting chairs can increase the angle to 64 degrees. Also available are a Skyway, a Cableway and a Walkway.

Shopping & Eating

There is a lovely little centre in the Blue Mountains called Leura. The main street is lined with cherry trees, and the buildings themselves are kept within strict guidelines to showcase the heritage-look. Leura Mall contains coffee shops, galleries and restaurants, and the whole atmosphere of the town is about relaxation. There is a Toy & Rail Museum to keep the kids entertained while you shop.

Day Tours

The Jenolan Caves are an interesting place to visit, with 9 caves full of incredible limestone formations. One Cave has an underground river. The Caves are some of the oldest in the world. There are a choice of tours and even a night-time Legends, Mysteries & Ghosts Tour.

1. Scenic World

  • Adult $35, Child $18, Family $88
  • +61 2 4780 0200
  • Scenic World, Violet Street, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 9am-5pm
  • 1

2. Three Sisters

  • Free
  • +61 1300 361 967
  • Three Sisters, Echo Point Road, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 9am–4:30pm
  • 7

3. Wentworth Falls

  • $7 per vehicle per day to enter national park
  • +61 2 4738 5200
  • Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily
  • 2

4. Govetts Leap

  • $7 per vehicle per day
  • +61 2 9995 6500
  • Govetts Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily

5. Waradah Aboriginal Centre

  • Adult $15; Child $10
  • +61 2 4782 1979
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Echo Point Road, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm

7. Falls Gallery

  • Free
  • 61 2 4757 1139
  • Falls Gallery, Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
  • 10am-5pm

8. The Talisman Gallery & Cafe

  • Free
  • 61 2 6355 2056
  • Talisman Gallery, Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm (except Tuesdays)

9. Leura

  • Free
  • Leura, New South Wales, Australia
  • Daily

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