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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Sydney and surrounds, South Coast, Country NSW, North Coast

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

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.

Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1,200km
What to
bring
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 WollemiYengoGardens of StoneBlue 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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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