The Blue Mountains
Whether it’s history, outdoor activities, natural landscape or excellence in food and wine, the Blue Mountains region has something for everyone
World Heritage Destination
hotel • Blue Mountains • Australia
The Three Sisters
The iconic Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark, easily viewable from Echo Point. Perched on the edge of the escarpment in Katoomba, Echo Point is the gateway to many great walks, from the easy pathway that leads out to the Three Sisters to the more challenging Giant Stairway which leads you down almost 1,000 stairs to the valley floor below. If you have the time, Prince Henry Cliff walk connects Echo Point to Leura Cascades and takes you past many scenic lookouts along the cliff edge.
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The ultimate Blue Mountains adventure – a feast of sights and sounds, from native birds and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls & Jamison Valley. Discover the thrill of a riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway. Soak up the tranquillity of an ancient rainforest – or just tire the kids out – strolling along the 2.4 kilometre Scenic Walkway. Marvel at panoramic views from the Scenic Cableway. Or glide between cliff tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway!
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Open daily, award-winning Jenolan Caves is one of Australia’s national treasures – the world’s oldest and Australia’s most awe-inspiring caves, with dazzling formations and pure underground rivers. You can tour any of 10 show caves, each astonishing in its own way. There is a cave tour to suit people of all ages and fitness levels.
Leura Shopping & Antiques
You can’t beat Leura for stylish shopping and country charm, with beautiful gardens an extra highlight– be sure to visit Everglades.Leura Mall is one of the prettiest town centres in the Blue Mountains, classified in its entirety by the National Trust. You’ll be surprised and delighted by galleries and antique shops, or enjoy a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea. One of the loveliest short walks in the Blue Mountains, Leura Cascades Track takes you down to several spectacular lookouts, intersecting with other hiking trails.
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Katoomba Wine and Food
Cafes, chocolatieries, wine and excellent restaurants, Katoomba is well known for its eclectic range of places to dine and drink. From the traditional to the modern, the hip to the cosy, there’s a place to suit all tastes.
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3 SISTERS WALK
EASY • 25 – 45min
GRAND CANYON TRACK
MEDIUM • 3 – 4hrs
PRINCE HENRY CLIFF
MEDIUM • 3hrs – 4hrs