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Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Home of the famous Three Sisters, take a day trip from Sydney to the Blue Mountains area, near Katoomba. You'll discover Aboriginal culture, walking tracks, camping, canyoning, climbing and mountain biking activities.

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Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well known parks in Australia, is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It's known for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, including protecting sites of Aboriginal cultural significance. 

The views from the park’s lookouts are magnificent; you’ll look out over hazy blue forests, waterfalls and rock formations. Echo Point at Katoomba is a popular spot, offering full views of the iconic Three Sisters. Take a picnic lunch or thermos to Wentworth Falls so you can stop for a while to admire the view.

This certified Ecotourism Destination boasts more than 140km of trails and walking tracks and there are great places to go camping. Try Euroka, Perrys Lookdown, or remote Acacia Flat campgrounds where you can pitch your tent beneath the shade of a majestic eucalypt. 

Explore the park’s heritage tracks and lookouts, many of which were created for Victorian-era honeymooners and day-trippers. Visit historic National Pass or take the clifftop bushwalk at Govetts Leap; a great walk for getting a sense of the land and spectacular views all the way down the Grose Valley. There are also great opportunities for adventure sports - challenging rock climbing spots, great canyons and mountain biking.

Highlights in this park

National Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Views of Wentworth Falls waterfall plunging down into the Jamison Valley. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government

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Federal Pass, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

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Federal Pass

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Red Hands Cave, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

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Nature track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

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Mt Hay, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold

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Valley of the Water, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: NSW Government