Greater Blue Mountains drive
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Greater Blue Mountains Drive takes in the iconic scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Property. Explore Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls and Katoomba and beyond.
- 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, Goulburn River and Abercrombie River 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.