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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Greater Blue Mountains Drive takes in the iconic scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Explore Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls and Katoomba and beyond.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1,200km
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water
Please note

  • Check the weather before you set out as some of the roads within the park can become boggy when it rains.
  • There are many shops and rest areas along the way, but please make sure you have warm clothes with you in case the weather varies. 
  • The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, please check out the website when planning your hike.
  • For more information about the drive, visit the Greater Blue Mountains Drive website.

On a road trip which encompasses 1,200km of sealed road, you’ll be utterly consumed by the parks and towns along the Greater Blue Mountains Drive.

This epic journey over the vast sandstone plateau of WollemiYengoGardens of StoneBlue MountainsKanangra-BoydNattai and Thirlmere Lakes national parks shows off some of the best scenery in Australia.

In Katoomba, you can’t go past an expedition down the giant stairway beside the Three Sisters. Or if you’re in Glenbrook park your vehicle and take a break at the Glenbrook Visitor Centre, where you can grab some refreshments and meander along the Blue Pool track. A stop at Conservation Hut in Wentworth Falls is a must for a hot cuppa and a tasty scone.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
    More
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
A view of the mountains and rocky cliffs. Photo: Craig Marshall