The Blue Mountains are a wonderful holiday destination, and being such an easy distance from Sydney, make a great weekend getaway. There is fantastic accommodation to suit all budgets and it is great for a family holiday or romantic escape. Situated within a World Heritage listed area there is plenty to see and do, great shopping, casual and fine dining and many planned events that take place during the year. Enjoy a Blue Mountains tour or relax and enjoy the scenery.
If you enjoy the outdoors there are many guided tours that you can go on within the natural bush land. There are guided bush walks and four wheel drive tours, or if you are game there are half day and full day bush walks, as well as over night hikes and even a three day hike from Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves. Enjoy amazing scenery with spectacular cliffs and waterfalls, wildlife and caves. Take a mystery tour and learn about the myths, legends and the history of the area, or join an Aboriginal tour guide and learn about the traditional Aboriginal culture and how they used to live in the region. There are even ghost tours at night.
Scenic World Blue Mountains is located near the Three Sisters at Katoomba and you can experience both the Scenic Skyway and the Scenic Railway. The Scenic Skyway will take you across the valley, suspended over the beautiful ancient rainforest, where you can view the Three Sisters, the Jamison Valley, Katoomba Falls and Mount Solitary. The Scenic Railway takes you down into the rainforest, and is actually the world's steepest incline railway. It travels down 415 meters and through an 80 meter tunnel before it reaches the bottom. You can also enjoy a view of The Three Sisters from the Skyway Restaurant, Australia's first revolving restaurant.
Relax and enjoy some pampering while in the Blue Mountains. There are many spa resorts and day spas available, all offering a wonderfully luxurious experience. Relax, unwind and let yourself be pampered. Enjoy a massage, facial, aromatherapy or beauty treatment. Why not book yourself in for a whole day and experience a complete detox or a total make over.
Head underground and visit the Jenolan Caves. The region of the Blue Mountains has the largest network of caves in Australia. The caves have been a tourist attraction since the mid 1800s, and have been protected for most of that time. Enjoy a tour of the spectacular show caves, take a self-guided tour or go on a thrilling ghost tour. You can stay right near the caves, with accommodation ranging from suites and family rooms, backpacker accommodation and self-contained cottages.
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
Make sure when visiting Katoomba that you stop and visit the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company. There are chocolate making demonstrations and a cafe that serves delicious home made cakes and hot chocolate. Also enjoy the handmade ice cream, toffee and fudge. Learn about the history of chocolate making and sample some of the huge range of handmade chocolates.