EXPLORE THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

A day trip isn’t enough time to explore what the Blue Mountains has to offer

The Blue Mountains National Park

Be enthralled by a nearly 70,000-hectare wilderness with hundreds of kilometres of walking trails, incredible lookouts and flora and fauna only found in this part of the world.

Scenic World

Ride the World’s steepest train, Australia’s steepest Cableway and a glass-bottomed Skyway to enjoy stunning views of the mountains and valleys!

Open every day of the year!

Jenolan Caves

People have been staying in the Blue Mountains for over a century as a comfortable stopover on their way to the incredible Jenolan Caves.  Only an hour and a half’s beautiful drive away, why not stay the night in Katoomba before you embark on your day trip.  You’ll want to spend a whole day at the caves, so why not stay two nights in the Mountains and pamper yourself!

Everglades Historic House & Garden

A spectacular, world-renowned garden set against a backdrop of bush and sweeping views. In the middle of it all lies a stunning Art Deco home. A beautiful spot to wander, to picnic, or to enjoy a Devonshire tea.

Drawing from the great traditions of European landscape design and the unique Blue Mountains bushland, Everglades will charm with its grace and beauty. The Moderne-style 1930s home is set amongst 5.2 hectares of graceful gardens.

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus takes you to MORE of the sights, faster and more frequently than any other Blue Mountains tour. Hop on and off at 31 stops in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – with live commentary and personal service from friendly driver-guides. All on one amazing value ticket!

Dryridge Estate Winery

Nestled in the beautiful Megalong valley, surrounded by towering sandstone escarpments, Dryridge Estate is a stunning boutique vineyard 40 minutes by car from Katoomba. Dryridge Estate is only two hours’ drive from Sydney, which makes the vineyard very appealing for both weekends and day trips.  Visit our Cellar Door and enjoy delicious wines, cheese platters and some of the best scenery in the Blue Mountains.

For an even more relaxing experience, leave the car behind and let Western Wine Tours do the driving for you.

Hilbilly Cider Shed

Visit the Hillbilly Cider Shed at Bilpin, 1 hour’s drive from Katoomba. This is the home of Hillbilly Cider, a crushed cider of Blue Mountains apples, made the simple way. Just apples with altitude and a bit of good old Hillbilly magic.

For an even more relaxing experience, leave the car behind and let Western Wine Tours do the driving for you.

Western Wine Tours

Award Winning Best Blue Mountains Attraction “Western Wine Tours” is located at Katoomba in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains and this is where our Blue Mountains Wine Tours commence from.  Our Wine Tours take you to the Beautiful Mudgee Valley that is home to some of the best wineries in Australia or the magnificent Dryridge Estate and Megalong Creek Estate, both located in the majestic Megalong Valley. If cider is your flavour then our tours take you to the Bilpin region where you can taste ciders locally produced in The Blue Mountains.

Taste superb award winning wines and delight in delicious produce of locally prepared food whilst discovering older wine styles alongside exciting new wines.

Rooster Restaurant

Treat yourself to fine French cuisine at the Rooster Restaurant, just 5 minutes’ walk from Hotel Blue. The Rooster is widely acclaimed for its excellent food and service, spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and its stylish and atmospheric setting complete with entertainment by local musicians.

Open Friday – Tuesday (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Leuralla: NSW Toy & Railway Museum

At Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum we have the largest collection of 20th century toys, trains and associated memorabilia in the Southern Hemisphere. The toys and trains give a great insight into the past and can offer everyone – from the serious collector to families – a chance to relive their youth.

Lost Bear Gallery

Two doors down the street from Hotel Blue is the exquisite Lost Bear Gallery, a grand old guesthouse lovingly restored and converted to a contemporary art gallery. Twelve rooms display a diverse mix of fine art, with a large central space for feature exhibitions. An outdoor sculpture garden completes an unmissable gallery experience.

98 Lurline Street, Katoomba NSW Australia 2780 +(612) 4782 1220

Open daily 10am – 5pm

Featured image: Nameless Valley, Tom Price, WA by Warwick Fuller

Centennial Glen Stables

Enjoy horse riding, driving a sulky, pony rides for the children, mountain trail riding, and even learn to ride while at the same time absorbing the peace and quiet offered by this valley.  Soak up the atmosphere, breathe the fresh air, see wildlife and fantastic mountain views.
Centennial Glen Stables are located in the picturesque Kanimbla Valley, 45-60 minutes’ drive from Katoomba.

Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Witness traditional dance by some of Australia’s best Aboriginal performers, and interactive didgeridoo performances, where the instrument is explained and the history explored. Browse the gallery of Aboriginal art, which offers a variety of works ranging from large investment pieces to smaller affordable items.

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

This breathtaking garden is the only botanic garden in the world located in a World Heritage Area. Focused on the conservation of cool climate plants it is home to 21,000 plants and 900 species.

45 minutes’ drive from Katoomba

Bygone Beauties

Bygone Beauties Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms is nestled in the village of Leura within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The tearooms and showrooms offer visitors a truly memorable experience – so don’t forget your camera! Home of world’s largest private collection of teawares, including more than 5,500 teapots from all over the world and spanning five centuries, most items are on display in the Treasured Teapot Museum.

The ultimate experience is to enjoy the famous silver service Traditional High Tea or the ever-popular Devonshire Tea in the Bygone Beauties Tearooms. Visitors can also purchase estate jewellery (gold, silver and diamonds), antiques, collectables and contemporary quality gifts, including a wide variety of boutique teas – all scattered throughout the Retail Emporium.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, on the main street of Katoomba, features ever-changing art exhibitions and a section devoted to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Norman Lindsay Gallery

The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum is located in Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains, 30 minutes’ drive from Katoomba. Formerly the residence of Australian artist Norman Lindsay, the house is now owned by the National Trust and is presented as the showplace of a major collection of his works, including watercolours, sculptures, ship models, novels and an exhibition of models from his classic children’s book “The Magic Pudding“.

The property is a stone cottage on a 17 hectare (42 acre) block of land known as Springwood which was originally owned by the Australian artist and writer Norman Lindsay. The property also contains some smaller buildings including two used as an oil painting studio and an etching studio. The oil painting studio has been preserved as it was at the time of his death with unfinished oils and materials.

Trees Adventure

Soar through the treetops at the foothills of the Blue Mountains on an array of flying foxes, tight ropes and tunnels! A 2 hour session climbing through the aerial challenges (including training) will have you laughing along with the kookaburras.

All of the treetop platforms are built on more than 70 Sydney Blue Gums, which border both sides of the river. Trees Adventure Grose River Park is located at the confluence of the Nepean and Grose River in Yarramundi. Yarramundi was the chief and doctor of the Richmond tribe (also known as the Buruberongal tribe) of the Darug people. He and his father met Governor Phillip and established their family as the first Aboriginal people to achieve significant milestones such as land grants, sanctioned mixed marriage and high levels of academic achievements.

Blue Mountain Bikes

Blue Mountain Bikes Australia (BMB) is a self-guided Mountain bike tour and bike hire service that gives you the opportunity to explore the pristine natural beauty of this UNESCO world heritage listed area at your own pace.