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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.

There are 6 areas in this park:

Three Sisters iconic rock formation, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH

Katoomba area

Katoomba area is the heart of Blue Mountains National Park. This popular day trip from Sydney is home of the iconic Three Sisters. It's packed with heritage walks, world-class views and waterfalls, in...

Panoramic view of Grose Valley from Govetts Leap lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

Blackheath area

Blackheath area spoils you with amazing walks, mountain biking and cliff top views in Blue Mountains National Park. Visit Govetts Leap, conquer the Grand Canyon and explore the Grose Wilderness.

Kids playing at Jellybean Pool, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

Glenbrook area

Glenbrook area is your eastern gateway to Blue Mountains National Park from Sydney. Camp in the wild and enjoy natural swimming spots, Aboriginal rock art, walks and mountain biking, so close to Sydne...

View of Grose River from Faulconbridge Point, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/OEH

Lower Grose Valley area

The Lower Grose Valley area of Blue Mountains National Park tempts you with crowd-free nature escapes. Discover remote camping, walks, and mountain bike trails to secluded lookouts and waterfalls, les...

Afternoon sun on Mount Banks, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall/OEH

Mount Wilson area

Visit the natural wonders of Mount Wilson area on an exhilarating walk or mountain bike ride. Hike to Mount Banks, or explore canyons and wilderness in this remote corner of Blue Mountains National Pa...

A family walk up Carlons Creek track, near Dunphys campground, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.

Southern Blue Mountains area

The Southern Blue Mountains area near Oberon is a hidden corner of Blue Mountains National Park. Get off the beaten track and explore remote campgrounds, wilderness walks and 4WD routes. Nearby, Yerra...

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