A day out at The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage area. It covers up to one million hectares of land that consists of trees, waterfalls, caves and canyons. Eucalyptus trees naturally cover the mountains making with a blue glaze hence the name Blue Mountains.
The Blue Mountains provides dramatic views and a wide range of activities. It is only 90 minutes from Sydney by car. No matter which season you are visiting it has something to offer around the year. It is the most popular day trip from Sydney. Bus hire in Sydney can help you choose a perfect vehicle for your trip.
The first and most famous landmark at the Blue Mountains is the Three Sisters. It is of great cultural significance amongst the locals as the name originates from three sisters of Katoomba Tribe. You can view it from Scenic Ropeway and Scenic World Building. Echo Point is the best place to have a complete view of this iconic rock formation. It is 3000 feet above sea level. If you wish to see it closely, take the walking trail from Echo Point.
Scenic World in Katoomba is a must see in the Blue Mountains. Ride the steepest railway in the world ‘Scenic Railway’ here. It is a glass-roofed red carriage that descents 310 meters and offers breathtaking views of Jamison Valley. Take the Scenic Cableway for bird’s eye view of the Blue Mountains. Scenic Skyway with the glass floor is the best way to experience the leafy rainforest.
Next on your list should be the world’s oldest Jenolan Caves. Explore this spectacular caves by taking one of the guided walking tours. Each of the eight caves has something different to offer. Stay overnight at the Caves House and enjoy a meal at award-winning Chisholm restaurant.
If you are looking to have a little picnic, Leura Cascades is a perfect spot. It is in a village Leura within the national park. You can take walking tours to lookout and waterfalls from here. In the Leura village, visit the Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms. If you still have some time left, head to the Cliff View Lookout for the most breathtaking view of Katoomba Falls.
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is a great place to cool off and see nature at its best. Visit the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre and Waradah Aboriginal Centre to learn about the history and culture of the place.
If you wish to be adventurous, you can take bushwalking tracks to explore the region of the Blue Mountains. Or take the abseiling, cycling and biking tour to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. If you are not the adventure type, it is best to join a guided tour. Blue Mountain Explorer Bus takes you through top attractions of Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls.
To discover the quiet side of the region, visit the galleries, gardens, museums, exhibitions and antique shops. Treat yourself with a relaxing spa at a luxury resort. On your way back to Sydney, stop at the Mount Tomah to enjoy the cooling climate.
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