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Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Home of the famous Three Sisters, take a day trip from Sydney to the Blue Mountains, near Katoomba. You'll discover Aboriginal culture, walking tracks, camping, canyoning, climbing and horse riding activities.

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Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well known parks in Australia, is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area; listed for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, including protecting sites of Aboriginal cultural significance. 

The views from the park’s lookouts are magnificent; you’ll look out over hazy blue forests, waterfalls and rock formations. Echo Point at Katoomba is a popular spot, offering full views of the iconic Three Sisters, and at Sublime Point in Leura, you’ll be able to see 29km away on a clear day. Take a picnic lunch or thermos so you can stop for a while to admire the view.

This Eco certified park boasts more than 140km of trails and walking tracks and there are great places to go camping, including Euroka or Blue Gum Forest where you can pitch your tent beneath the shade of a majestic eucalypt. Explore the park’s heritage tracks and lookouts, many of which were created for Victorian-era honeymooners and day-trippers. Try the historic National Pass or take the clifftop bushwalk at Govetts Leap; a great walk for getting a sense of the land and spectacular views all the way down the Grose Valley. There are also great opportunities for adventure sports; challenging rock climbing spots, great canyons and horseriding.

Highlights in this park

National Pass walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall Copyright:NSW Government

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National Pass

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Federal Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

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Federal Pass

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Red Hands Cave, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

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Red Hands Cave

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Nature track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

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Nature track

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Grand Canyon track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

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Grand Canyon walk

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Juggler Canyon. Photo: Blue Mountains Adventure Company.

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Juggler Canyon tour

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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

Contact

  • 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:

    $7 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
    • Fax: (02) 6336 2122
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Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan