Blue Mountains

Experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains’ region, with jagged tablelands, sheer cliffs and an abundance of wildlife. Explore one of the many walking tracks to discover this picturesque landscape that Australia has to offer.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, sit and listen to a rainforest stream or contemplate a wilderness stretching out to the horizon. It's the perfect place to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your soul in Australia's most accessible World Heritage listed wilderness.

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Treat yourself

The picturesque Blue Mountains offers a great range of luxurious options to select from, whether you stay in the region’s tourist centre, Katoomba, or choose a more secluded stay in one of the Mountains’ smaller suburbs.

With views of the iconic Three Sisters and a backdrop of the spectacular Blue Mountains National Park, Lilianfels Resort and Spa presents comfortable and inviting lodgings set amongst 2 acres of manicured gardens. Home to the multi-award winning Darley’s Restaurant and an in-house health spa that offers a range of relaxing treatments, the historic country mansion is an opulent stay with plenty of amenities to offer its guests.

Nestled among the stunning scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is Australia’s first luxury wildlife and conservation-based resort. Built around a restored 1832 homestead, the resort is made up of free-standing suites with private terraces and swimming pools. Closer to town is Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, a five-star hotel housed in a historic country mansion. Set on beautiful, manicured gardens, the property overlooks the spectacular Jamison Valley and is the perfect base from which to explore the Upper Blue Mountains.

One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Head into town

The Blue Mountains is a place to eat, drink and indulge. Lunch on Leura's pretty tree-lined streets, before browsing the galleries and boutiques. Sit down for coffee and cake in an Art Deco café in Katoomba, and shop for gourmet food at Blackheath. During winter in July embrace Yulefest celebrations, with many businesses putting on traditional Christmas spreads, with log fires, singalongs and mountain hospitality. Book a table in the grand dining room at The Carrington hotel, in Katoomba, or head to the sprawling Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, in Leura, for a sumptuous Christmas buffet. When it's not Yulefest, reserve a table at the lauded Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels, or at the nearby fine dining Echoes Restaurant and Bar in Echoes Hotel.

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Soak up nature

Soak up the streams, waterfalls, forested valleys and cliffs of the Blue Mountains along the many well-marked walking trails. Follow the original 1884 horse track from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves on the three day Six Foot Track, or take the easy 1.8 kilometre (1.1 mile) Princes Rock Walk to a lookout over Wentworth Falls, Kings Tableland and Mount Solitary.

A trip to the Blue Mountains wouldn't be complete without calling into Scenic World at Katoomba. There you can ride the Scenic Skyway gondola across Jamison Valley, taking in views of the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary and Katoomba Falls. Scenic World is also home to the Scenic Railway, the world's steepest incline railway, descending more than 400 metres (0.25 miles) down the escarpment. This thrilling ride passes through a long tunnel and gorge, ending on the valley floor, and is a huge hit with children. Scenic World is near the Three Sisters, a dramatic rock formation that's best seen from Echo Point Lookout. It's one of the most visited sites in the region, however you can also get up close on a walking trail to the top of the Three Sisters via Honeymoon Bridge.

Three Sisters
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The Infinity Experience

Did you know?
The Three Sisters are very close in height. One is 922 metres tall and the other two are 918 metres and 906 metres high. - Each rock has a name, they are called Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo.