Greater Blue Mountains drive
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
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.
- Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
- What to
- Drinking water
- Please note
- Check the weather and park closures before you set out. Conditions in the Greater Blue Mountains national parks can change quickly and be extreme.
- Find more information on the Visit NSW webpage.
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 Wollemi, Yengo, Gardens of Stone, Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd, Nattai and Thirlmere Lakes national parks shows off some of the best scenery in Australia.
In Katoomba, stretch your legs with the short, accessible Three Sisters walk from Echo Point lookout. Closer to Sydney, take a picnic lunch to enjoy at Jellybean Pool, near Glenbrook. Marvel at the views from Govetts Leap lookout, in Blackheath, and stop off at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for maps, and tips on what to see along the drive.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Katoomba area is always open but some locations may close at times due to maintenance, poor weather or fire danger.