The Blue Mountains is a special place of ancient landscapes, towering golden hued stone escarpments, crashing waterfalls and magnificent eucalypts all set amongst inspiring panoramas, that will take your breath away.
A Colourful Place
The Blue Mountains is a colourful place for an entire palette of seasons. Every season brings with it a change of hues in nature as well as a range of unique festivals and events designed to reflect the beauty of the months.
There's Yulefest and Winter Magic in Winter, Leura Gardens Festival in Spring, Wild about Waratahs and the Rhodo Festival (as it is affectionately known) in Summer to list just a few of the colourful events.
World Heritage Listed
It's so special it is inscribed on the World Heritage list for its outstanding universal values.
The Blue Mountains is home to the Darug and Gundungurra aboriginal peoples who treasure their connections with the land - encapsulated in their stories and art, ceremony and song as well as knowledge of landforms, climate, plants and animal life.
Towns & Villages
Set within this natural wonderland, Blue Mountains City is the only 'proclaimed' city in the world located in a World Heritage Area. The city is a charming collection of mountain villages and hamlets, home to just 75,000 people, each with its own style and character.
As you travel through the towns and villages you will hardly notice you climb over 1000 metres by the time you reach Katoomba, the region's largest town and home to the world famous Three Sisters rock formation.
Lithgow is located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, on the western side of the Great Dividing Range. It is popular for bushwalking, heritage-listed guesthouses, luxurious resorts, spa treatments and dining experiences. Lithgow played a significant role in the shaping of Australian commerce and industry in the 1880s reflected in its historic public and private buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour and explore the town's heritage.
Mount Tomah is located approximately 40 kilometres west of Richmond, on the Bells Line of Road. It's peak is 1,016 metres above sea level. Located at Mt Tomah is the highest botanic garden in Australia, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden was established here in 1972. Stroll through rainforest , enjoy the panormaic views.
Glenbrook is the eastern gateway to the Blue Mountains and the entry point to Glenbrook National Park. It is an ideal location for bushwalking and mountain biking. Picnicing and camping is available at the picturesque Euroka Clearing, Explore the areas walking tracks leading to waterholes on Glenbrook Creek or the ancient site of Red Hands Cave.
Echo Point is the home of the famous Three Sisters, located on the edge of the spectacular Jamison Valley and it is surrounded by numerous bushwalks and amazing lookouts. The Three Sisters is best seen from Echo Point lookout. These three weathered sandstone peaks, formed thousands of years ago through erosion, are set among the cliffs of the Jamison Valley.