News Update – Visit the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, NSW

News Update – Visit the Blue Mountains

Following recent bushfires Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) is delighted to welcome visitors to the region.

If visiting by car, the Great Western Highway is a convenient way to access the Blue Mountains and Lithgow (branch off on Jenolan Caves Rd for Oberon). There is also the Bells Line of Rd, leading to Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

Or relax in a train to access the Blue Mountains and Lithgow. Arrive at Leura or Katoomba railway station and explore the world-famous attractions such as Scenic World via the iconic hop-on/hop-off buses (Blue Mountains Explorer Bus and Blue Mountains Trolley Tours).

Experience the many hotels, cafes, restaurants, shops and major attractions such as Blue Mountains Cultural Centre at Katoomba, the Small Arms Factory at Lithgow and Jenolan Caves near Oberon.

Then there are the magnificent vistas overlooking the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area such as the Three Sisters from the Echo Point Lookout, Govetts Leap at Blackheath, Hassans Walls at Lithgow and the Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism chairman Randall Walker invited visitors to "spoil yourself with a short break or day trip and enjoy the transition from spring to summer". "Each village has its own charm and each section of wilderness has its own microclimate."

Visitors to the area might want to re-confirm their plans and bookings but can be assured that:

The railway line and Great Western Hwy to the upper Blue Mountains remain open

Major attractions such as Scenic World and Jenolan Caves remain open

Villages of Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Oberon, the township of Lithgow and Emirates Wolgan Valley are all open to welcome visitors

Major lookouts on the southern side of the escarpment such as Echo Point are open

Visitor Information Centres are open

Many large tracts of bush/parks/reserves, especially on the southern side are untouched by fire. Cafés, restaurants, shops, hotels and resorts continue to trade.

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For the latest information on the
New South Wales fires.

For information on
National Park closures

For local tourism information visit
Blue Mountains and Lithgow Tourism