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The Blue Mountains' dramatic sandstone cliffs and rugged canyons are an adventurer's paradise. One of Australia's best network of trails provide numerous bushwalking and mountain biking opportunities. For the less intrepid a series of lookouts provide some of Australia's best views within easy access of car parking facilities.

 

Ten times older than the Grand Canyon, the Blue Mountains is a true natural wilderness, a World Heritage area less than two hours from Australia’s biggest city yet offering you more than 300 walking tracks covering hundreds of kilometres.

 

It’s a place where you can see living fossils — the Wollemi Pine — older than history itself. You can go canyoning, caving and climbing or exploring on foot, horseback, mountain bike or in four wheel drives.

If you like waterfalls and spectacular drops take a bushwalk around Wentworth Falls. From the bottom of the Scenic Railway, trails lead to the base of Katoomba Falls, in a beautiful rainforest gully surrounded by majestic trees. Views of Bridal Veil Falls are spectacular on the walk from Govetts Leap to Evans Lookout. Kanangra Falls in the Kanangra Boyd National Park are arguably one of the most impressive waterfalls in Australia.

 

For more intimate cascades choose one of many trails around Lawson and Hazelbrook. The Valley of the Waters walk in Wentworth Falls follows the path of small stream as it tumbles down the valley. Leura Cascades is a great place for a picnic or short walk. Waterfalls can also be found around Mt Wilson on the Bells Line of Road.

 

Bring your children to the Blue Mountains Region and you can show them nature’s oldest face, a landscape carved when the earth was young. You can tire them out with fresh air, climbing and walking, introduce them to the mysteries of camp fire and billy tea and share the delights of sleeping under the stars.

You can explore this wonderland in so many ways, because it’s a place you experience rather than visit. Whatever you choose to do during your visit the natural highs of the Blue Mountains will lift your spirits for years to come.