The Blue Mountains is one of those regions of New South Wales that stays in visitors minds for the rest of their lives. In November 2000, the Greater Blue Mountains was announced Australia’s 14th World Heritage areas. It is home to more than 400 animal species and 91 species of eucalypts and is located within the Country of the Darug and Gundungurra people.
It takes just 90 minutes from Sydney by car and two hours by train to visit The Blue Mountains. But what can you see and do while you’re there? An absolute must is jumping aboard the glass-topped carriages at Scenic World to see the breathtaking ride deep into the Jamison Valley. And then there’s the Scenic Skyline that will take you above the canyon to see the Three Sisters and other stunning sights.
Taking a walk or bike ride through the Blue Mountains National Park will have you oohing and ahing over lush rainforests, incredible waterfalls and wildlife galore. Bring a packed lunch as the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area is something you can’t not do.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip without trying one of the many restaurants and cafés in The Blue Mountains. And for a place to stay there are plenty of cottages, cabins, luxury resorts and spas to take your pick of.