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Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, home of the famous Three Sisters in Katoomba. Discover iconic lookouts and waterfalls, historic walking tracks, mountain biking, Aboriginal culture, adventure sports, and camping - right on Sydney's doorstep.

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Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is a good introduction to this popular park, and the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Pack a picnic and enjoy a day trip to marvel at the Three Sisters rock formation from Echo Point, in Katoomba. Take in sweeping views of sheer sandstone cliffs and hazy blue Grose Valley declared wilderness area from Govetts Leap, in Blackheath. At Wentworth Falls you're spoilt for choice with world-clas lookouts, walks and waterfalls.

This certified Ecotourism Destination is a walker's paradise, boasting over 140km of tracks and trails. Why not walk a section of historic Prince Henry Cliff walk, between Katoomba and Leura. Climb Mount Banks' summit or descend into the Grand Canyon. Combine a short walk with Aboriginal rock art or a swim in a natural pool, near Glenbrook.

Mountain bike riders can tackle the famed Woodford-Oaks trail, scenic Narrow Neck, or Faulconbridge Ridge trail. There are also great opportunities for adventure sports tours, including abseiling, rock climbing and canyoning.

Within 2 hours' drive from Sydney, you can be camping by majestic eucalypts at Euroka, or watching a spectacular sunset at Perrys Lookdown. Seek solitude at remote Acacia Flat, or 4WD to Mount Werong or Burralow Creek, for a night of stargazing and wildlife spotting.

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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National Pass

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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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Red Hands Cave

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A ranger and teenagers at a NPWS activity, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Tanja Bruckner/OEH

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Campfire circle for teens

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An Aboriginal Discovery ranger paints a snake in ochre on a boy's arm. Photo: Paul Watkins/OEH

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Cultural art day for teens

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

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Nature track

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Are you planning a long hike, off-track or overnight adventure, or visiting a remote part of the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness? We recommend you fill in a trip intention form and carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) for your safety. Find out more about the trip intention form.

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

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The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: S Alton/OEH.