Blue Mountains Australia

The Blue Mountains have oodles of attractions – lovely gardens, fine restaurants and charming B&B. Head west from Sydney, the freeway extends well into the foothills of Blue Mountains National Park.

If you are looking for Blue Mountains accommodation, one of the charming places to stay overnight is at the old Leura Dairy, but of course, there is no shortage of other great choices.

Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls offers great views of the Blue Mountains scenery. The falls themselves are a spectacular 300m drop and Falls Reserve is the starting point for many excellent walking tracks. If time permits, head to Kings Tableland Observatory which offers majestic views.

Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Katoomba is the heart of the Blue Mountains. It is a mash-up garnd Art Deco mansions, artists, galleries, bawdy pubs, drop-outs and misfits – at once bourgeois and bohemian. Echo Point has viewing platforms that provide jaw-dropping vistas across the Jamison Valley and the abundant birdlife of the forest canopy. The Three Sisters rocks dominate the scene. Leura, whith its quaint shopping village is also worth visiting.

Scenic World offers various attractions including the Scenic Railway, a re-development of a historic 1880s funicular railway, which shunts along 415m of a 52-degree decline to the valley floor – it is a great ride. There is also the Scenic Cableway cable car ride, the glass-floored Scenic Skyway ride and 2.5km of forest boardwalk.

Bell and Bilpin

The 90km Bells Line of Road, constructed by convicts in 1841 offers beautiful views over the mountains and orchards. Fruit picking is available at selected orchards. The best time for fruit picking is from June to January. Between Bell and Bilpin is the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, a

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