The Top Things to do in the Blue Mountains

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Looking for things to do in the Blue Mountains, NSW? You've come to the right place! Australia stands alone as the world’s flattest continent, and thus pristine alpine areas such as New South Wales’ Blue Mountains region stand out even more for their splendour. An area full of untouched, rugged beauty, the Blue Mountains are a part of the country full of stunning, uninhibited views of various valleys, gorges and rock formations – the most famous of which are the iconic Three Sisters.

The Blue Mountains aren’t just about passive, visual landmarks, however – the region also provides access to its various highlights via numerous impressive hiking and walking tracks, each of which makes for a great adventure in its own right and allows visitors to discover some of the more hidden gems of Australian sightseeing away from the crowds. Home to one of Australia’s 10 Most Epic Walks and Hikes, it’s a haven for outdoor adventure just a stone’s throw away from Oz’s largest city, Sydney. If you're looking to begin YOUR own epic Blue Mountains adventure, simply choose from the range of tours, activities and attractions on offer below and book online today.

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Top 10 Things to do in - Blue Mountains and surrounds

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Jenolan Caves
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Canyoning
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Abseiling
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Waradah Aboriginal Centre
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Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Three Sisters
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Scenic World
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Trolley Tours
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Leura Cascades
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Leura
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1. Explore the Jenolan Caves

Location:4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan

Exploring this large, limestone cave system is a must for visitors to the area. Located within the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve there are many ways to explore these incredible caves. You can embark on a self-guided tour around the cave, sign up for a guided night tour, or go adventure caving.

2. Go canyoning

Location:Departs Sutherland Railway Station, Cnr of Adelong St and East Parade, Sutherland

Explore the Blue Mountains the most adventurous way, with an action packed canyoning tour. Led by experienced guides you can explore this gorgeous area while learning the basic techniques and skills required for canyoning. The Empress Canyon experience is an ideal tour for those looking to canyon for the first time through this diverse setting. The tour includes treks through lush rainforest, rock jumps and finishing with a bang – a 30-metre abseil down the side of a waterfall.

3. Go on an epic abseiling adventure

Location:Various locations

Embark on an epic abseiling adventure to some truly spectacular parts of the Blue Mountains & beyond! Featuring a series of scenic and challenging abseils, these intense adventures will test your abseiling skills while providing a unique look at some of New South Wales’ untouched backcountry areas – one of the best ways to go sightseeing in the region.

4. Visit the Waradah Aboriginal Centre

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

Nestled in the Blue Mountains near the 3 sisters, the Waradah Aboriginal Centre has been voted Australia’s number one Aboriginal Culture Centre. With a range of performances, galleries, art and artefacts on display, a visit to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre is a must. Watch on as the talented entertainers showcase traditional dance and music performances featuring one of the favourite indigenous instruments, the didgeridoo. You can also wander around the centre and view authentic artworks and souvenirs to learn about the culture of the two local tribes; Dharug and Gundungurra.

5. Make some furry friends at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Location:217-229 Kildare Road, Doonside

Spread over 7 acres of natural bushland, Featherdale Wildlife Park houses one of the largest collections of Australian native animals in the world. Here you will be able to see and get up close with more than 2,200 animals from more than 330 different species. If you want a cuddle, you can cuddle a koala anytime of the day, hand feed the hopping kangaroos, emus and wallabies as well as meet Ngukhur, the resident saltwater crocodile reaching a length of 4.5 metres.

6. Admire the Three Sisters

Location:Echo Point, Katoomba

The Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba is one of the most iconic sights in the region. Visited by large tour groups and self-driving tourists on a daily basis, the rock formations are a must-see when in the region, even if for a short amount of time. With large platforms providing sweeping views over the surrounding Blue Mountains region, on a clear day this is one of the best viewpoints in the area.

7. Visit Scenic World

Location:Violet St & Cliff Drive, Katoomba

Home to an array of awesome activities for a range of visitors to enjoy, Scenic World in Katoomba is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours during your visit to the Blue Mountains region. Made up of four popular scenic attractions; Skyway, Cableway, Walkway, and Railway, this is one popular attraction the whole family will love!

8. Hop on the Blue Mountains Trolley Tours

Location:76 Main St, Katoomba

Explore the best of Katoomba and its surrounding regions with a ride on the hop on hop off trolly with Blue Mountains Trolley Tours. Travelling from Katoomba to Leura ad everywhere in between, the hop on hop off bus stops at a total of 29 great attractions over the course of the day.

9. Visit the Leura Cascades

Location:Blue Mountains National Park, Leura

A popular picnic spot but also so much more, Leura Cascades is highlighted by its impressive and beautiful waterfall that serves as an idyllic backdrop for enjoying some relaxation. The Cascades are accessible from the town of Leura both on foot via a walking path that offers spectacular views and via buses that service the area, and the sheer lushness of the greenery on display here is even more magical if there's been recent rainfall.

10. Explore Leura

Location:Leura

Visit Leura, a quaint town in the Blue Mountains that will show you the people behind this beautiful region. With a number of boutiques, antique stores, cafes, and restaurants, this is the perfect place to grab a few bits and pieces or souvenirs during your visit to the beautiful Blue Mountains.

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