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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

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.

Where
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1,200km
Price
Free
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 MountainsKanangra-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.

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