A short drive from the bustling Sydney city lies the Blue Mountains. Spanning roughly 11,400 kilometres, this range is an ancient area, more than 470 years old. This astonishing area is teeming with mountains, rock formations, lush bushland, and cascading waterfalls.

Top Places to Go in the Blue Mountains

Lookouts

Marvel at the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains by venturing out to one of the lookout points. Both Kings Tablelands or Evans Lookout are great points. Try out the daring photo opp at Kings Tablelands, where you sit on top of the rocky cliffs as your legs dangle down. Evans Lookout is a great lookout if you are seeking incredible views, picture perfect during the sunrise or sunset.

Leura

Looking for an interesting place for lunch? Leura is a quaint village within the Blue Mountains and is a great place to grab a quick lunch. The charming atmospheres has both natural wonders as well as an array of different shops to choose from. Wander around this town to discover the country’s magic.

Scenic World

For the ultimate Blue mountains adventure, an essential stop is a scenic world. Renowned for getting you the best views in the range, the Scenic world offers a walkway, railway, skyway, as well as a scenic cableway. The railway is the steepest incline railway for passengers in the world. Cruise along the top of canopies as you look down at the lush bushland below.

The Three Sisters

The most famous rock formation in this range is the Three Sisters. The aboriginal community of the land has a Dreamtime story regarding this formation. The story goes there were three beautiful sisters who fell in love with three brothers from a neighbouring tribe. Unfortunately, the three sisters have a tragic end after receiving help from a witch doctor. Learn the full story when you have ventured to this destination.

River Cruise

Instead of driving back through the peak hour traffic on your way back to the city, instead, opt for a cruise along the Parramatta River. This voyage finishes at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. See the beautiful scenery along the way, spotting the bright lights of the city once you arrive in the harbour. A tranquil end to a busy sightseeing day.

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