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Greater Blue Mountains drive

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Greater Blue Mountains drive.

Getting there and parking

Depending on how much of the drive you’d like to do, it’s best to start closest to where you can join The Greater Blue Mountains Drive.

For comprehensive maps and details on how to join this drive, check out the Greater Blue Mountains drive website.


Parking is available at many of the stops along the Greater Blue Mountains Drive. Some parts of the park are busy on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

The Greater Blue Mountains Drive is 1,200km in length.  Please make sure you drive safely, take regular breaks, and let friends and relatives know where you are.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - medium

  • Some locations are wheelchair accessible



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Greater Blue Mountains drive

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