Blue Mountains Experiences and Attractions

Find luxury lodges in amongst nature experiences in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains Experiences and Attractions
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Blue Mountains Experiences and Attractions

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Find luxury lodges in amongst nature experiences in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains.

Blue Mountains World Heritage

The dramatic rock formation known as The Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba has become an iconic symbol for the Blue Mountains. At the Visitor Information Centre a trail leads to the top of the Three Sisters via Honeymoon Bridge from the Giant Stairway for panoramic views into the Jamison Valley. There are 140 kilometres of heritage walking tracks and hundreds of lookouts throughout the Blue Mountains region. The landscape is part of the traditional country of Aboriginal people including Daruk, Gundungurra, Wiradjuri and Dharwal. The eastern area embraces Glenbrook, known as the Blue Labyrinth, which includes camping areas, scenic picnic areas, Aboriginal cultural sites and swimming holes. The Greater Blue Mountains National Park is where you will find the recently discovered Wollemi Pine, survivors of the world's oldest plants, unchanged for 200 million years. The Greater Blue Mountains National Park was given World Heritage listing in 2000.

Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, Blue Mountains, NSW

Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Situated amongst the stunning scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage AreaWolgan Valley Resort and Spa is Australia’s first luxury wildlife and conservation based resort. The resort is built around a restored 1832 homestead, set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve. Combining luxury with environmental sustainability, the resort protects its surrounding habitat and wildlife whilst delivering first-class quality. Each of the free-standing luxury suites has its own private terrace and swimming pool. The resort occupies only two percent of the total land area of 4,000 acres, leaving plenty of room for guests to enjoy the surrounding natural landscape. The main homestead offers fine dining, luxury facilities and the Timeless Spa.

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa

The award-winning Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa is a renowned haven of relaxation in one of Australia's most beautiful destinations where you can relax and rejuvenate surrounded by the breathtaking view and forests of fragrant eucalyptus. The five-star hotel is housed in a historic country mansion set amongst two acres of manicured gardens, overlooking the spectacular Jamison Valley. Re-energise yourself with a boundless choice of outdoor adventures such as bushwalking and mountain biking. Practice your backhand on the outdoor tennis court or swim a few laps in the stunning outdoor heated pool. Lilianfels Resort is the perfect base from which to explore the Upper Blue Mountains including Katoomba, Leura, Mount Victoria and Blackheath. Set the mood for complete relaxation with an indulgent spa treatment. Lilianfels Blue Mountains is a member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Luxury Collection.

Scenic World Skyway, Blue Mountains, NSW

Scenic World Blue Mountains

Scenic World Blue Mountains is located near the Three Sisters at Katoomba and comprises the Scenic Skyway and Scenic Railway. The Scenic Skyway with its world-first glass floor completes the trip over to the other side of the valley to a viewing platform. This amazing ride takes in all of the iconic views of the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary, The Jamison Valley and Katoomba Falls. The Scenic Railway is the world's steepest incline railway, descending more than 400 metres down the escarpment. This thrilling and unique ride passes through a long tunnel and a sunlit tree clad gorge, before resting at the bottom station in the valley. Both experiences offer a unique way to experience the wonder of the Blue Mountains.

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre tells the story of the Darug people, the traditional owners of the area. Muru Mittigar has a cultural museum showing Aboriginal history and a retail Art Centre featuring fine arts and crafts by Aboriginal artists. The centre offers nature walks showing native plants traditionally used by Aboriginal people for medicinal, food or material resources. Visitors can learn about local tribal areas, the diversity of Aboriginal culture and the local Darug tribe. The cultural centre offers the opportunity to view Aboriginal art and many traditional artefacts, including observing in-house artists painting, making didgeridoos and weapons.

Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, NSW

Jenolan Caves

The award-winning Jenolan Caves is regarded as Australia's most outstanding cave system. With 11 spectacular show caves, underground rivers and awe-inspiring formations, Jenolan is among the finest and oldest cave systems in the world. Explore the caves on a guided cave tour; intriguing ghost tours or night tour. Experience live music underground. Self-guided tours are available in 10 languages. Above-ground, stroll through the bush and marvel at the impossibly Blue Lake. In the early morning or at dusk, you may catch a glimpse native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and platypus. Chisholm's at Jenolan Caves is an award-winning restaurant featuring superb modern Australian cuisine. It is also possible to stay overnight in iconic Caves House.

Blue Mountains Private Safaris - Wild Bush Luxury

Blue Mountains Private Safaris provides an exclusive wilderness experience right on Sydney’s doorstep. With access to a unique private campsite, your specialist safari guide knows the secret spots to find the wildlife and to explore the gorges and escarpments of the southern Blue Mountains. Sleep out in ‘wild bush luxury’ in a traditional Australian swag but with a touch of style to add to your bush experience. This is an exclusive experience, and your specialist safari guide will tailor your time with him to suit your interests; bush walking, wildlife spotting, bird watching, fly-fishing or kayaking. Local guides, whose knowledge of the bush tracks and rivers is second to none, have good local relationships which provide access to private properties on the southern boundaries of the Blue Mountains National Park.

Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, Blue Mountains, NSW

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden - Mount Tomah

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. The garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world. At 1,000 metres above sea level, the Mount Tomah garden overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey with many formal gardens and 'The Jungle' to explore. At the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre, visitors can wander through this interpretive centre and learn why the Greater Blue Mountains region was made a World Heritage Area.

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, Blue Mountains, NSW

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus allows you the flexibility to plan your day according to your interests choosing from 29 stops around Leura and Katoomba, getting on and off as you please. You can plan your day around the all the major attractions at your own pace, visiting waterfalls, attractions, galleries, gardens, bushwalks, cafes and restaurants as well as the major attractions of The Three Sisters and Scenic World. The Explorer Bus departs Katoomba Railway Station at regular 30 minute intervals throughout the day.

Blue Mountains Trolley Tours

Blue Mountains Trolley Tours operates an hourly hop on and hop off service seven days a week to 29 different attractions in Katoomba and Leura, allowing visitors to experience the best of the Blue Mountains in a fun and informative way. A company offers a range of tours from short express tours to longer two day itineraries and a special VIP tour. The company also operates a Trolley Shuttle Service between Scenic World and Katoomba township.


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