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Echo Point, The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

Echo Point lookout (Three Sisters)

Echo Point Road, Katoomba, New South Wales, 2780
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/echo-point-lookout-three-sisters/lookout

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the Three Sisters is an iconic formation that you must see at least once in your lifetime. There are different versions of the Aboriginal story of the Three Sisters, but what you're bound to agree with is how truly spectacular it is. Standing proudly in the land of the Gundungurra and Darug people, the traditional custodians of this ancient land, the imposing Three Sisters is best seen from Echo Point lookout, on the edge of the plateau above. These three weathered sandstone peaks, formed thousands of years ago through erosion, are set among the cliffs of the Jamison Valley. From the lookout, you'll be able to see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary. Echo Point lookout is the gateway to many great walks and nature experiences in the area. If you... Visit website for more info

Echo Point View

Echo Point Lookout

Echo Point Escarpment, Echo Point, New South Wales, 2780
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.bluemountainscitytourism.com.au

Perched on the edge of the escarpment, on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug People Echo Point precinct - part of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk - provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness, and the iconic Three Sisters from a variety of lookouts. Head down the path to the Three Sisters Walk and for more adventurous a walk down the Giant Stairway, 980 steps, to the valley floor. Follow the path around past Katoomba Falls and return to the top via the Scenic Railway up to 4.50pm. Three Sisters walking track will be closed from Echo Point to the start of the Giant Stairway for major upgrade works from Monday 24 November 2014 for six months. Access to the Giant Stairway, and Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura is open. For more information, visit the Blue Mountains Information Centres at Echo Point or Glenbrook.

Valley of the Waters -walks end

Valley of the Waters

Fletcher Street, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, 2782
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Valley of the Waters is situated at the end of Fletcher Street and the Conservation Hut Cafe. This area provides access to Queen Victoria Lookout, Empress Lookout and Lyrebird Lookout. The Valley of the Waters walk demonstrates the beauty of the deep valley of Wentworth Falls. This walk explores the upper section of the track as far as Wentworth Pass. The walk passes several waterfalls, a great highlight especially in early morning when the falls form a mist over the valley

Greater Blue Mountains drive - The Mounts, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Greater Blue Mountains drive – The Mounts

Mount Irvine Road, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, 2786
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/greater-blue-mountains-drive-the-mounts/car-touring

48km (one way) - 1 hour Greater Blue Mountains drive - The Mounts is like a tasting plate of this iconic NSW mountain range. The high altitude scenic driving and cycling route allows you to sample some of the Blue Mountain's best lookouts, forests, waterfalls, gardens and picnic areas. While the drive is about an hour, take as long as you like to explore the ... Visit website for more info

Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine

Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine

Bells Line of Road, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, 2786
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Mount Wilson is a heritage garden village only two hours from Sydney. The area has magnificent bushland and rainforest, walks and canyons as well as historic houses and grand exotic gardens, some of which are open to the public. Mount Irvine is about 15 minutes further drive. It has a rural mountain setting of farms and fine gardens, with magnificent views over the mountains. There are public toilets at Silva Plana (as you enter Mount Wilson), the Fire Station, Founders Corner, Waterfall Reserve and Cathedral Reserve. Barbecue facilities are available at Cathedral Reserve, however, please bring your own drinking water as the villages use tank water. There are many pleasant strolls around the villages. If you attempt a more ambitious walk in the National Park, please be aware that weather conditions can change rapidly. EPIRB or similar equipment is also strongly recommended. Mobile phones DO NOT work in most areas.

Katoomba RSL Club Profile

Katoomba RSL All Services Club

86 Lurline Street, Katoomba, New South Wales, 2780
Email: info@katoombarsl.com.au
Website: www.katoombarsl.com.au
9056816 Phone Number: 61 02 4782 2624
Fax Number: 61 02 4782 4616

Katoomba Returned Services League (RSL) Club has something for everyone, whether it is food and beverage or a night of fun and entertainment. Mountain Grind Café Bar offers a wide range of sandwiches, wraps, pies and cakes. Open seven days, Golden Dragon Restaurant offers Chinese, Australian and seafood meals. With a conveniently located RSL bar and an adjoining kidZone room for children. All you can eat seafood buffet Friday and Saturday nights. Dinner carvery on Wednesday nights. Musical Midday Meals are every Thursday with FREE live music and reduced meal rates for pensioners and senior citizens. Saturday night is time to enjoy some quality live music. Bingo is every Wednesday morning and Thursday evening. Poker is every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday night. Meat raffles are available on Wednesday and Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. Other facilities include a Bottle Shop, Keno, TAB and a FREE courtesy bus.

Mitchells Ridge - Victoria Pass

Mitchells Ridge Lookout

Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria, New South Wales, 2786
Email: tourism@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.visitbluemountains.com.au

Mitchells Ridge Lookout is an historic lookout and rest area, named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who supervised the building of the Pass by convict labour in 1832. An obelisk at the lookout commemorates the opening of Victoria Pass in 1832. The Pass is one of the oldest and most significant engineered works in Australia still in use today. From the western end of the lookout there is a good view of the convict hewn and built sandstone rampart across the Pass.

Springwood Sports Club

Springwood Sports Club

83 Macquarie Road, Springwood, New South Wales, 2777
Email: admin@springwoodsports.com.au
Website: www.springwoodsports.com.au
9132711 Phone Number: 61 02 4751 1298
Fax Number: 61 02 4751 2295

Springwood Sports Club is located in the heart of the Blue Mountains, just 15 minutes from Penrith and 30 minutes from Katoomba. Newly rebuilt with a brand new contemporary design, the club features lounge areas for members and guests, indoor and alfresco dining areas, an outdoor terrace, sports lounge, bowlers lounge, gaming lounge, multiple function rooms and two bowling green's which cater for local and visiting bowlers. Other activities include bingo, darts and raffles, free live-entertainment, dinner shows, TAB, Keno and badge draws. Their Brasserie is open for dining seven days a week for lunch and dinner and has a cafe service with fresh cakes and biscuits available all day.

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Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum

17b Tusculum Road, Valley Heights, New South Wales, 2777
Email: atmuseum@optusnet.com.au
Website: www.infobluemountains.net.au/locodepot
9055651 Phone Number: 61 02 4751 4638

Explore the oldest roundhouse in NSW and witness restoration works being carried out on tramway and railway exhibits. Enjoy unlimited 15 minute rides on an 1890s Sydney Steam Tramcar and view model railway layouts including a five metre long HO scale model of the Depot as it was in the 1950s. See locomotives including express passenger engine 3214 from the 1890s, Standard Goods Steam Engine 5461 and 46 Class Electric Locomotive 4601. Loco 5711, the only survivor of the heaviest steam locomotive class in NSW, is under long term restoration at the museum. View exhibits of rail artefacts and paintings, local history and photographic display plus a large collection of books, videos and souvenir items. The museum is normally open the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Barbecue facilities are available or relax with a cup of tea or coffee and cake in the tea rooms.

McMahons Point Ride, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

McMahon's Point ride - Wentworth Falls

Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, 2782
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/mcmahons-point-ride-wentworth-falls/cycling

18km (one way) - 0 hour - Medium difficulty For unending views across Lake Burragorang and the vast wilderness beyond, grab a bike or enjoy 4WD driving along McMahon's Point - Wentworth Falls. A spectacular cycling day trip, this track follows an unsealed road from Wentworth Falls south along the cliff-line. Of medium difficulty, with a number of steep climbs, it's ideally suited to riders looking for a ... Visit website for more info