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What To See & Do

World Heritage

On Sydney's doorstep discover Australia's most accessible wilderness. The Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

It is one of Australia's natural wonders. Stretching for over one million hectares the Blue Mountains is an inspiring mix of rainforest, canyons, tall forests and heathlands, combining eight individual conservation reserves - Yengo, Wollemi, Gardens of Stone, Blue Mountains, Nattai, Kanangra Boyd, Thirlmere Lakes and Jenolan Caves Karst Reserve.

It is a nature lover's paradise with an abundance of colourful bird and animal life, the greatest concentration of eucalypt diversity on the continent, and landscapes ranging from rainforest to heathland.

The 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.

Exploring is easy. Local tour guides are experts on the local fauna and flora, and offer a range of tours to the region's most spectacular natural locations. Adventure tour operators provide canyoning, rock climbing, mountain biking, abseiling and bushwalking tours to those who want to push their limits.

Canyons and Waterfalls

For millions of years water has carved out the rugged sandstone escarpments of the Blue Mountains region, and continues to do so today.

There are waterfalls everywhere. If you like 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 (pictured)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.

Discover the Underground

The Blue Mountains region has one of the most extensive cave networks in Australia. At Jenolan Caves choose from a range of spectacular show caves, don a hard hat and try adventure caving, or enjoy a musical concert under the Grand Arch.

Abercrombie Caves offers self guided cave tours and a guided Bushranger tour every weekend. For the more adventurous, remote Wombeyan Caves offers guided and self guided cave tours in a beautiful natural location with onsite accommodation and campsites.

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