The Blue Mountains National Park is a captivating wilderness of stunning biodiversity and one of Sydney’s most stunning geographical features.
Spanning more than 247,000 hectares, this expansive park is a World Heritage Listed Site and is a must-see for nature lovers touring the city and beyond.
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For a wilderness that boasts majestic rock formations, verdant rainforests and enchanting waterfalls, this is every explorer’s dream come true. There are many activities to engage in while visiting the park. The park is a great place to enjoy nature walks as you marvel at the amazing biodiversity of the Blue Mountains.
This famous walk in Katoomba offers visitors some of the most panoramic views of the park as it winds up and leads to the iconic Three Sisters. The grade of the walk is easy, and it takes about half an hour to get to the top.
The Three Sisters Aboriginal Place is revered as a place of great cultural significance and visitors can get up to date local information at the Visitor Centre located at Echo Point. This walk is accessible from Echo Point to Oreaders lookout with several steep sections. Entry is free.
The Cliff Top walking track is another exciting activity at the park, one that affords scenic views of the mountains in the background. This track is a favourite for bird lovers too as there are several spots to enjoy birdwatching; just remember to carry a pair of binoculars. Look out for the beautiful wild flowers that dot the lush green landscape of the park. Visitors should note that this is a more taxing walk that spans 6km (return) and may take as long as three hours.
If adrenalin-fuelled adventures are your cup of tea, you can always enjoy 4WDriving across the rugged landscape. Cyclists can take a shot at mountain bike riding while others many enjoy rock climbing, canyoning and canoeing. Additionally, there are many beautiful picnic grounds across the park for a quiet getaway.
Accommodation options available within the park include camping and caravanning. The Blue Mountains National Park’s proximity to Sydney makes it an ideal getaway or a day trip, but several days are needed to truly soak in this unforgettable location.