Tours

Blue Mountains Attractions

See all the attractions at Blue Mountains!

With so much to see and do when visiting the Blue Mountains, we have provided you with a few suggestions of what not to miss whilst visiting the region.

For more information please visit the Official Blue Mountains Tourism website http://www.visitbluemountains.com.au/

 

THREE SISTERS

The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year. 

The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours.  The Three Sisters is also floodlit until around 11pm each evening looking simply spectacular set against the black background of the night sky.

Each of the Three Sisters stand at 922, 918 & 906 metres tall, respectively. That's over 3000 feet above sea level! 

The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo' lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry.

The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle.

As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.

Location: Echo Point

Parking Meters at Echo Point; Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm 1st Hour $3.80 Then $4.40 per hour

 

WARADAH ABORIGINAL CENTRE

Imagine witnessing Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery; with dance and didgeridoo performances, authentic artworks, and authentic souvenirs.

Learn about Australia’s living Aboriginal culture from the local Dharug and Gundungurra tribes through informal cultural discussions and lectures. Waradah Aboriginal Centre offers a once in a lifetime Aboriginal experience in one location.

The Waradah Aboriginal Centre is the ultimate experience in Aboriginal culture. Farid is very proud to present this unique experience to all international and local visitors, schools, and businesses; where people are invited to come and share Australian Aboriginal culture in a wonderful setting.

Hours of operation: 7 days a week 9am to 5pm

Location: World Heritage Plaza, 33-37 Echo Point Road, Katoomba

Enquiries: 02 4782 1979

http://waradahaboriginalcentre.com.au/

 

SCENIC WORLD

Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway.

A whole new visitor experience awaits, with glass-roofed red carriages offering expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley.

Custom designed carriages allow passengers to choose their own adventure like never before, adjusting their seated position up to 20 degrees! Choose an adventurous ‘Cliffhanger’ ride at a steep 64 degree incline, or for those seeking a relaxed journey select the ‘Laid Back’ option. Of course, loyal fans can still ride the ‘Original’ at 52 degrees.

The Railway experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor. 

Prices start from $35 per person

Enquiries: (02) 4780 0200

Address: 1 Violet Street (off the Cliff Drive), Katoomba

http://www.scenicworld.com.au/

 

JENOLAN CAVES

Open daily, award-winning Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest caves, and are considered Australia’s most outstanding. Friendly guides will show you through your choice of 10 spectacular show caves, for all ages and fitness levels. Plus there are night tours, ghost tours, Adventure Caving, self-guided tour, bush walks, underground concerts, and kids tours (in NSW school holidays). 

There are family and seniors discounts, plus a wide range of food and accommodation - something for everyone! 

Location: Jenolan Caves – approx 1 hour from Katoomba

Address: 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves

Enquires: 1300 76 33 11

http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS BOTANTIC GARDEN, MOUNT TOMAH

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is located in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains on the summit of a basalt-capped peak, 1,000 metres above sea level. The 252 acre garden has a large collection of plants from around the world, particularly the southern hemisphere, and is the ‘cool climate garden’ of the Royal Botanic Gardens Trust.

Location: Mount Tomah

Visiting information

Open 9am-5.30pm (9.30am weekends and public holidays) every day except Christmas Day.

Entry is free

No pets allowed in the Garden
Enquiries 02 4567 3000

Address: Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah

Directions
Follow Bells Line of Road from Richmond or Lithgow through the Blue Mountains. Mount Tomah is 40km west of Richmond - look out for the signs. There is no public transport to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

http://www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au/

 

Blue Mountains Tours

Experience a guided tour of the Blue Mountains!

With so much to see and do when visiting the Blue Mountains, we have provided you with a few suggestions of what not to miss whilst visiting the region.

For more information please visit the Official Blue Mountains Tourism website http://www.visitbluemountains.com.au/

 

SEGWAY BLUE MOUNTAINS

Let us introduce an exciting new way to experience the Blue Mountains. Our local guides will take you around the beautiful grounds of The Fairmont Resort where you’ll ride your Segway through the forest, test your new skills on varied terrain and learn about the area, with glimpses of the Jamison Valley! You can ask us questions on the area and don’t worry, we'll get you up to speed and take you out for an amazing time!

Location: Leura

Min Age 9, Min Weights 35Ks, Max Weight 117KGs

09:30am, 11:30am, 2pm tours every day from only $55 for children & $65 for adults, click on our website to check availability!> You can book online 24 hrs a day or give our team a call on 0418 229 539!  6x Tours run now at weekends!

Address; Lower Car park of the Fairmont Resort, 1 Sublime Point Road, Leura

Enquires: 0418 229 539

http://www.segwaytoursbluemountains.com.au/

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS TROLLEY TOURS

Take a one hour Hop On Hop Off Blue Mountains Trolley Tour and discover Blue Mountains' attractions. Trolleys meet trains from Sydney at Katoomba Station with direct travel to Echo Point and The Three Sisters. Travel to the Scenic Railway and Skyway, Leura Village, Everglades Gardens and many other locations. Trolley shuttle service every 30 minutes, Katoomba - Echo Point - Scenic World. Jenolan Caves Tours also available.

Location: Katoomba

Cost $25 per adult. 

Concessions are available for Pensioners, Students, YHA and Children.

Phone 1800 801 577 

http://www.trolleytours.com.au/

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS EXPLORER BUS

Hop on Hop Off at 29 Stops around Katoomba and Leura.

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus allows you the flexibility to plan your day according to your interests. Operating on a regular basis from Katoomba Railway Station, with thirty minute frequencies throughout most of the day, the full day pass has no restrictions. Hop on and hop off as you please. This means you can plan your day around the all the major attractions on offer in the region.

Plan your own day at your pace to visit; waterfalls, attractions, galleries, gardens, bushwalks, cafes and restaurants as well as the major attractions of The Three Sisters and Scenic World.

Departs Katoomba Railway Station regularly from 9.45am DAILY.

Location: Katoomba

Prices $19 per child and $38 per adult

Phone 02 4782 1866

http://www.explorerbus.com.au/home.aspx

 

TREAD LIGHTLY ECO TOURS

Fully Guided Bushwalks and 4WD Tours specialising in the environmental and the cultural aspects of the Blue Mountains Australia. Tread Lightly Eco Tours are fully licensed with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and hold Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation with the national Ecotourism Accreditation Program. Professional interpretive guides with extensive knowledge of geology, fauna and flora, Indigenous culture, astronomy and venomous creatures will accentuate your World Heritage experience. Visiting ancient rainforest, waterfalls and deep canyons offering great photographic opportunities. 

Location: Medlow Bath  

Price start from $270 per adult for a half day tour

Phone 0414 976 752

http://www.treadlightly.com.au/  

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS ADVENTURE COMPANY

Welcome to the Blue Mountains Adventure Company One hundred kilometres west of Sydney, NSW, Australia lies one of nature's most magnificent creations, the World Heritage area of the Blue Mountains. Endless stretches of sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and hidden canyons, a landscape of stunning natural beauty. It provides a fantastic environment for the thrilling adventure activities of abseiling, canyoning, rock climbing, mountain biking and bushwalking - a lifetime's worth of adventuring is to be had in Sydney's backyard! 

Location: Katoomba

Prices start from $30 per person for bushwalking and from $195 per person for abseiling

Phone 02 4782 1271

http://www.bmac.com.au/

 

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