Red Hands Cave in Blue Mountains National Park is one of the best showcases of Aboriginal rock art in the area. It's reached via Red Hands Cave loop walking track.
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Scheyville Camp Precinct preserves the area’s heritage. Visitors can take an easy walk around restored buildings, learning about the past through interpretive signs.
Cattai Homestead and historic farm buildings near Windsor, just north of Sydney, are an important part of Australian history and a must-see for history buffs.
With great river views of Fairlight Gorge, Nepean lookout boasts birdwatching and scenic wildflowers on a sightseeing car tour in Glenbrook, Blue Mountains National Park.
Vale of Avoca lookout offers glorious views across the deep gorges and wilderness of the Lower Grose Valley, in World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, near Richmond.
- Free. Free park entry.
- Lower Grose Valley area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Ideally located on the drive between the Hawkesbury region and the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury Lookout offers beautiful scenic views and is a great picnic spot.
Wheelchair-accessible Mount Portal lookout offers gorge and river views with abseiling and climbing options, near Western Sydney, in Blue Mountains National Park.
Located near Glenbrook in Blue Mountains National Park, Tunnel View lookout features scenic views of heritage train tunnels, wildflowers and birdwatching.
Yellow Rock lookout in Yellomundee Regional Park offers incredible views and a peaceful haven where you can enjoy a picnic, go for a short bushwalk or just take some time out with family and friends.
Wentworth Falls picnic area is a scenic spot for lunch before exploring the many lookout views and walking tracks in this popular part of Blue Mountains National Park.
Take the family for a day out at Bents Basin Road picnic area. Go swimming, walking and fishing before cooking up a barbecue feast to enjoy at this scenic spot.
Ideal for a picnic or barbecue, Cattai Farm picnic area is located close to historic sites on the Hawkesbury River banks. Visit for birdwatching and paddling.
Durawi picnic area in Bents Basin State Conservation Area is a large picnic area that's perfect for a family barbecue or picnic, in western Sydney.
Fibrosa and Crebra Pavilions are great locations for a family celebration or birthday party. Perfect for small or large gatherings, there are picnic tables and barbecues surrounded by green space.
The picnic area at Leacock Regional Park, just off the Hume Highway near Casula, is a great rest stop on a long drive or for a picnic with your dog in toe.
4WD touring routes
This unsealed 4WD and cycle trail follows Kings Tableland Road from Wentworth Falls to scenic McMahons Point lookout. Enjoy sweeping views of Lake Burragorang and the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness.
With scenic wilderness views, wildflowers and birdwatching, Mount Banks Road is a great mountain bike ride and walking track, near Mount Tomah, in Blue Mountains National Park.
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.
Join All About Australian Tours to explore scenic highlights in the Blue Mountains. Departing from Sydney, these tours are a great way to soak up the beauty of this ancient landscape of river gorges, sandstone cliffs and vast eucalypt forests.
Let Gourmet Getaway Tours whisk you away to Blue Mountain National Park to experience some of the best sights and tastes on offer in spectacular World Heritage surrounds.
Learn landscape photography in the spectacular outdoor classroom of the Blue Mountains. With a professional guide from Jaydid Photo, explore and capture the stunning beauty of this World Heritage-listed area.
Join the friendly local guides of Blue Mountains Mystery Tours for an after-dark journey by bus to explore the spine-tingling myths and legends of the Blue Mountains.
Enjoy a big day out to some of the most scenic locations in the Blue Mountains with the friendly guides of Oz Trails. Visit beautiful mountain villages and see stunning natural wonders in World Heritage surrounds at an unhurried pace.
This big day out with Waratah Adventure Tours is a great way to experience some of the Blue Mountains' most iconic sights, including Princes Rock, the Three Sisters and Govetts Leap.
Do you love lizards? Join in the WilderQuest reptile fun in Blue Mountains National Park. You’ll get to explore their habitat and find out how you can help to protect our reptiles.
Join this hands-on WilderQuest activity in Blue Mountains National Park. Around the campfire, you'll learn all about our country's First People.
Overcliff-Undercliff track combines scenic clifftops, birdwatching, and rainforest with walking tracks and waterfalls in Blue Mountains National Park, near Wentworth Falls.
If you're heading to the Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls track rewards bushwalkers with grand valley views from Fletchers lookout before reaching the top of popular Wentworth Falls waterfall.
Lockleys Pylon walking track, just near Leura, is an invigorating walk offering awe inspiring views of the Grose Valley, outstanding photography opportunities and beautiful wildflower displays.
A small freshwater wetland, Longneck Lagoon walking track allows visitors to see the startling array of birds that frequent the area. Perfect for walking with children.
Historic Princes Rock walking track offers scenic views over Mount Solitary and Wentworth Falls in Blue Mountains National Park.
Take a short stroll along Rouse Hill Estate walk for a glimpse into the history of the area. If you’ve got time, explore the house on a guided tour.
Weeping Rock circuit is a short walking track combining popular waterfalls, lookouts, and views near Wentworth Falls in Blue Mountains National Park.
For some of the best scenic views in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, try the steep Mount Banks Summit walk from the picnic area, near Mount Wilson.
The family will love a day-trip to Blue Pool walking track. The tranquil bush setting is ideal for swimming and picnicking in Blue Mountains National Park, Glenbrook.
Caleys lookout track is a short and steep walk through bushland of Bents Basin State Conservation Area near Penrith. Take your lunch – it’s a great spot for a picnic.