Looking for tranquillity or adventure? Located just an hour from Sydney, the Blue Mountains offer both.
The Blue Mountains has long been a region synonymous with peace and nature, and for good reason. Mother Nature really puts on a show here, and anyone with a camper can soak in these vibes for as long as they desire. While there are many 4WD tracks available for all abilities, you can also explore this area in a regular car and see many of the beautiful sights that have kept visitors flocking to this region for centuries.
When planning your trip to the Blue Mountains, a good place to start is the Visitor Information Centres. The region is packed with camping opportunities, whether you’re fully self-sufficient or reliant on amenities. So, pack up the camper and get ready to take some brilliant photos.
For those taking on the Blue Mountains in a 2WD, you’ll love the accessibility and beauty of the Wolgan Valley and the Wolgan River. For the best photos, arrive at sunset to capture the brilliant crimson shades as the sun lights up the red cliffs.
Govetts Leap Lookout, located just past the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, is another sight worth taking in. It’s an excellent place to gain an aerial view of the winding Grose River and the greenery and red rocks of the land below.
Katoomba is another must-see location. With its steep inclines and spectacular scenery, it’s an ideal spot for hikers and 4WD enthusiasts. Wildlife and wilderness cruises are available here, and it’s a popular option for families. Of course, you cannot miss Katoomba Falls. This sheer drop is best viewed from a cable car, but you can also appreciate its beauty from the Katoomba Falls Lookout.
Adventure of a lifetime
If rough and ready 4WDing is more your style, take on the challenge of trails in the Newnes State Forest. Even more challenging is the Beecroft Track (which turns into Blackfellows Hand Track). This trail will lead you to rock art, unbeatable views and amazing photo opportunities. Be warned though, the terrain can be tricky!
The Blue Mountains is incredibly family friendly. Take your kids on the Street Art walk, and appreciate the beauty of art created by international, national and local artists. The spectacle was created by Street Arts Mural Australia and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
The Trees Adventure site is an excellent way to pass the time for children. Swing, leap and climb through the forest all from the safety of nets and harnesses. Located in Yarramundi, this activity has courses for varying skill levels, so you’re bound to find something that suits your family.
Finally, consider taking on a night-time adventure. The Blue Mountains Stargazing Tour operated in the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area is led by an astrophysicist guide, so you can be sure to learn about all the constellations and traditional Dreamtime stories.
The Blue Mountains truly is a choose-your-own-adventure location. You can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature or embark on an adventurous journey. The only thing limiting you is your imagination!
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