Blue Mountains National Park and Heritage Centre

Katoomba, NSW

Where are we going?

Blue Mountains National Park and Heritage Centre
Echo Point Rd
Katoomba NSW 2780

02 4787 8877

What is there to do?

Blue Mountains National Park is one of the most iconic parks in the entire country - and is a great day out for the whole family!

There is so much to see and do here, most people actually make weekends of it. First and foremost kids and families come here for the hiking. The walks are very in difficulty, and take you past some pretty incredible sights, like the famous Three Sisters.  There are even wheelchair accessible tracks so everyone can enjoy them.  There are about 15 different areas you can walk in, each area with up to 10 tracks within them - so you won't be short on choice! The walks range from 30 minutes to 5 hours, so completely perfect for any family of any fitness level.

The famous Scenic World Blue Mountains operates all through the year - even in wet weather so don't let a little rain stop you!

Don't know what the Scenic World is? Well, it is the steepest incline railway in the WORLD! There is also the Scenic Skyway which is where you will be suspended above the valley floor! Eeek! We would tell you to not look down, but the view is incredible!

A lot of the parks heritage tracks and lookouts were created for the Victorian-era day trippers and honeymooners, so there is a ton of fascinating history to uncover during your time there. Can you just imagine walking down those steep staircases and navigating those narrow tracks in a full suit or a dress with a bustle!? We couldn't!

If you love a bit of adventure, then make sure you don't miss the adventure sports. Rock climbing, horse riding, and deep canyons await you!

On a clear day, you can see 29km away, so get ready to see some incredible views!

Need a little extra help?

There is a ramp from the carpark into the heritage centre. The centre's toilets have been designed for wheelchair access. Also, some of the walking trails are wheelchair accessible too!


When can we go?

Always open, but might be closed if there is bad weather.


Any top tips?

In this park, vehicle entry fees are $7 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated 'pay and display' machines (5c coins not accepted) please bring correct coins! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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