The Blue Mountains – alongside the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu – are one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonderlands.
Situated just an hour’s drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are an incredible landscape of soaring peaks, stunning landmarks, fertile valleys and cascading waterfalls.
Any journey to the Blue Mountains is full of joy and wonder, with the likes of Katoomba Falls, Scenic World and the Three Sisters providing endless adventure in one spot!
So, let’s take a closer look at some of the things that make the Blue Mountains such a spectacular place to visit at any time of the year:
The Three Sisters
Apart from the giant monolith that is Uluru, the Three Sisters are easily one of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmarks. The unique trio of jagged sandstone rocks is famous not only for its unusual shape but also for the Dreaming lore that accompanies it.
The story, told to people across the country, says that an Indigenous elder set the three sisters in stone to stop three brothers from the neighbouring tribe from kidnapping them.
Unfortunately, the elder was killed in the ensuing battle, and the sisters were cast in stone for all of eternity…
This story truly adds to the mesmerising site of this incredible landmark so be sure to remember it when you get up there!
Australia is a wild and rugged nation that has no shortage of stunning cascades, but the giant, imposing Katoomba Falls has to be one of the country’s most breathtaking!
Coming in at a massive 230 metres tall, the water gushes freely over the sandstone cliff face and into the fertile valley below. What’s more, travellers can even pitch a tent right near the base of the falls, ensuring they can get down and witness this majestic site whenever they please.
Scenic World was built to truly encapsulate the Blue Mountains outstanding awe and wonder. The amusement park consists of multiple thrilling rides that provide stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains.
From the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest passenger railway, to the Scenic Skyway, carrying you via glass-bottom cableway a terrifying 270 metres above the valley floor, Scenic World truly is a place to get your adrenaline pumping.
Finish your adventure off with a picnic at the likes of the enchanting Lyrebird Dell and you will see why the Blue Mountains is a pretty special place…