Things to see and do
The Blue Mountains has plenty of activities, experiences and things to see and do to keep you occupied for days, from nurturing yourself in nature to relaxing with some retail therapy. There is something to suit every one.
You can gaze at the majesty of the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba, amble through the Megalong Valley on a horse trail ride or step out for a bushwalk along one of the hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks - there's a bushwalking trail suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
For a more sedate pace you can step back in time and enjoy the ambience of bygone times at an historic grand hotel or period tea-room or cafe, unwind at one of the wonderful spas, wander through a well-established, cool climate garden or simply take a stroll and play a round of golf at one of the five fabulous mountain golf courses.
If you want to kick start your adrenalin levels you can ride the world's steepest incline railway, the Scenic Railway at Scenic World; put your pedal to the metal on a mountain bike and ride one of the region's renowned trails or you can go canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing or adventure caving with one of our enthusiastic and experienced operators.
Whatever experience you choose you are sure to enjoy your Blue Mountains escape.
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Touch the earth for a natural high or discover the fabulous galleries to soak in some local culture, see below the array of things to do.
2264 Great Western Highway, Hartley, NSW, 2790
Adams Shed in Hartley is a wine lover's paradise with wines in stock from 20 regional wineries. The first Sunday of each month a representative from the show cased wine of the month will host the tasting. Local produce is also available for... view details
Tusculum Road, Valley Heights, NSW, 2777
Explore the oldest remaining roundhouse in NSW and witness restoration works being carried out on tramway and railway exhibits at the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Enjoy a short ride on a steam tram and view the model railway... view details
Acacia Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Katoomba Golf Club provides a magnificent golf course and function facility in the heart of the Blue Mountains, nestled above the picturesque Jamison Valley, it enjoys sensational views of the mountains landscape beyond. The club boasts an 18-hole... view details
Via Atkinson Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
An open air museum consisting of a former colliery site and three kilometres of rail line, The State Mine Heritage Park and Railway offers mine museum guided tours, coal mining displays, picnic areas and Heritage rolling stock and machinery. Here... view details
225 Great Western Highway, The Edge Cinema (foyer), Katoomba, NSW, 2780
VS Jet at The Edge is a full motion 737 flight simulator. Become the captain of a 737 and experience the thrills of flying a 90 tonne passenger airliner. The owners of VS jet actually manufacturer the flight simulator for use by pilots for training... view details
Katoomba Shopping Village, 197 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
The Hattery is an established family owned business open seven days a week in the main shopping village of Katoomba situated in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage region. They are Australia's leading hat shop and Australia's... view details
Shop 11 1-13 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Weirder the Better is a Circus Shop in Katoomba. Browse through the wide range of circus equipment including juggling balls, magic, unicycles, juggling clubs, rings, diabolo devil sticks, spinning plates, fire poi staff, hula hoops, stilts, yoyos... view details
36 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW, 2780
Discover a unique collection of fabulous children's toys and trains at the Toy and Railway Museum. Explore a grand home and glorious gardens. Thousands of delighted families and collectors can't be wrong: it's a definite must for the... view details
227 Chifley Road, Bell, NSW, 2786
Opened in early May 2012, the Monkey Creek Cafe is the latest outstanding building design by owner/proprietor Mark O'Carrigan. Inspired by the natural curved roof of the Hat Cave, Monkey Creek Cafe comfortably seats 40 in the nastiest of... view details