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Greater Blue Mountains drive – The Mounts

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Greater Blue Mountains drive – The Mounts is a Blue Mountains National Park scenic driving and cycling route between Berambing and Bowens Creek with great picnic and lookout stops.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
48km one-way
Time suggested
1hr
Price
Free
Please note

The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.

Greater Blue Mountains drive – The Mounts is like a tasting plate of this iconic NSW mountain range. The high altitude scenic driving and cycling route allows you to sample some of the Blue Mountain’s best lookouts, forests, waterfalls, gardens and picnic areas. While the drive is about an hour, take as long as you like to explore the winding back roads through various towns and natural environments.

Along the way you’ll have the chance to stop off at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden, see the heathlands of Mount Banks and picnic at Pierces Pass near Walls lookout. You can explore the heritage gardens and temperate rainforests of Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine.

Bring a picnic lunch with you or take advantage of the local cafes and restaurants along the way. If you’re a keen cyclist or touring by 4WD, you can complete the circuit across Bowens Creek. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

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.
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    • 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
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
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Greater Blue Mountains drive - The Mounts, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton