Another must see. Wonderful scenes. We took a guided tour and everthing was OK. Our driver/guide informed us about everthing. Just take your tickets and attend. Rest is wonderful.
Take the cableway, railway etc. there you can not experience such things elsewhere. World's steepest railway.
The Blue mountains are an amazing day tour out from Sydney. It's great to get out of the city for a day to this world heritage area. we loved the fresh air and the amazing scenery - canyons of rocks and trees. We saw the 3 sisters which are 3 high rocks. We went to many lovely lookouts over the canyon. We stopped ion the 2 main villages of leura and Katoomba. Saw the waterfalls at Katoomba. A highlight was the little train ride down to the valley . We then walked on this boardwalk about 30 minutes then rode a cableway up to the top. We chose to do it all on a tour bus as it was very reasonable - only $83 . There are heaps of tour companies , so we went with one recommended in the Travel guides and at the information centres - Tour R Us - it certainly was excellent as we had only a small number of people on the bus - about 16. . The guides are real aussie and they tell you lots of info, plus give you advice on lots of things which you would never otherwise know. On the tour we also stopped at a park to pat Koalas, kangaroos ,wombats plus heaps more . The trip also had a cruise included back to the Sydney harbour.
The Blue Mountains was one of the 3 highlights of our Aussie trip - the Barrier reef was the best , then Ularu then these Mountains.
One of the must-see and must-do things when you are in Sydney is to visit and experience Blue Mountains. It is called Blue Mountain due to the hues of the eucalyptus trees that turns blue (something like that).
To go to Blue Mountains, you may take a train from the City to Katoomba. At the Katoomba station, there is a Tourist Information Center where you can buy ticket for the Blue Mountains tour.
Tour bus departs around 9am and will take you to different places in Katoomba. Finally, they will take you to the Mountains where youcan explore it on your own. You can opt to trail the mountain or ride the sceniscender.
The tour will last for 1 whole day.
the blue mountains very peaceful, port stephens dolphin watching at one with nature the dolphins are a friendly lot that come to say hello,water taxi from circular quay over to the zoo what a brilliant way to see creatures you only ever see on the telly, canberra and the houses of parliament sit in the debating chamber during session, i like wildlife and the hotels offer trips to lots of different parks on some trips you can go snow boarding down 50 foot high sand dunes. i only stayed 5 weeks so i will need to go back its a beautiful city.
The Blue Mountains in New South Wales embrases 26 townships in an area of 1433 square kilometres. The townships are situated from 50 to 120 km west of Sydney and are within 1,000 square kilometres of this World Heritage listed National Park.
The Blue Mountains was declared a World Heritage park in November 2000. It was nominated for its outstanding natural values, including the biodiversity of its plant and animal communities, its vegetation, which is dominated by Australia's unique eucalypts, and for the beauty of its natural landscapes.
Take a ride on Skyway, a 720 meter journey 270m above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls. Be suspended over Jurassic rainforests as you glide smoothly across the sky.
Ride the steepest incline Railway in the world down to a lush and hidden valley
The 415m descent will lead you through a cliff side tunnel into ancient rainforest.
From here you are free to explore the Scenic Walkway which will guide you through the forest to the Scenic Cableway platform.
The Scenic Railway can carry up to 84 passengers and operates every 10 minutes.
When visiting the Blue Mountains, I advised to go during winter. Indeed it may sound ridiculous, but the cool and fresh air including the stunning greenery and the porudly-standing 'The Three Sisters' provides a great quiet escape.
Hope on the various Scenic Skyway, Flyway and Railway for an affordable yet breathtaking view. Learn more about the historical legend to 'The Three Sisters'.
When visiting during winter, don't forget your thick layering as temperatures can drop to below 0 degree celcius like it did when I went. Its was snowing lightly when I was on the journey down.
If you have the time and extra cash, why not spend the night at the several accommodations available around the area.
Why need to book a package when u can do it so easily?
We took a train from Central to Katoomba. As we were early, the train ticket was off-peak rate. The train ride took 2 hours.
There was a few tour agencies at the top of the staircase of Katoomba Railway Station. We chose Trolley Tours - AUD39 for unlimited trolley bus ride and ticket for Scenic World. We alighted at Skyway Station, took the skyway across the valley, then took the railway down the cliff, walked for 10 min (there are also other longer routes) in the forest, then took cableway up the mountain. After which we took shuttle bus to Echo Point to see Three Sisters, and then took one round trip on the trolley bus.
The Blue Mountains are a must see for any first time visitor to this area. They are lovely.
If possible it would probably be best to hire a car to get around. We went on an organised trip from Sydney and although it was a good day out, you are limited to what you can do and where you can go.
a must for everyone that visits Sydney. The 3 sisters is a most memorable experience, approx 3 hours from Sydney is well worth the trip. In winter make sure you rug up as it can get pretty cold and the wind will go straight through you. Best to take a tour if possible as the parking is hard to find.
The Three Sisters are a famous rock formation in the Blue Mountains and the name came from an Aboriginal dream-time legend about three sisters from the Katoomba who had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, therefore they cannot marry.
The brothers then started a battle to capture the sisters and to protect the girls, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe turned them into stone. However, the witchdoctor was killed in the battle and therefore, no one can reverse the spell and the sisters remained as this beautiful rock formation to this day.
Blue Mountains National Park is a World Heritage park and part of the Great Dividing Range, which stretches from Gippsland region of Victoria in the south to the tropical rainforests of north Queensland. The Blue Mountains are so named because, from a distance, the whole valley looks blue. This is because of the forests of eucalyptus, which in the day time discharge a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves. The mist refracts light, which makes the haze look blue at a distance.
The national park is roughly 100 kilometres west of Sydney and you can either drive there, or purchase a tour excursion which is available from travel agents or hotels in Sydney. If you follow a tour, they will take you to a place where you can view whole valley from a distance and this is great for a photo opportunity.
This is something I've done several times, with family or a group of friends. Normally one takes the car up the mountains friday night, and stay in cabins/hostels, do some sightseeing and head back down sunday afternoon. There lots to do in the Blue Mountains especially if you enjoy bush-walking and outdoor activities in general. Among others, the Three Sisters rock formation, Jenolan Caves, and Scenic World.
Visit the Blue Mountains National Park to see the beautiful Three sisters. The Blue Mountains are called that because of the Blue hue given off by the eucalyptus trees. Hike the 1000 steps and take the train back up! See my Blue Mountains page for more details
Of course a weekend to the Blue Mountains has to be added to your list to do. It is too obvious to tell the whole story about the Blue Mountains. In short, the haze of the Eucaliptus trees gives the mountains their blue color.
The views are spectacular, wherever you are in the area. We spent a day in Wentworth falls and a day in Katoomba, one of the largest towns in the area. A few tips, if you stay at the Grandview Hotel in Wentworth Falls, try to get a room at the side or the front to get some rest. We spent one night there, the plan was to spend two but we hardly got any sleep. The second night we spent at the Carrington hotel in Katoomba for a dazzling 380 dollars per night in the Sir Joynton Smith suite. Magnificant views of the Blue Mountains and Sydney in the far east.... Only down side, some @#$d woman decided to take a spa bath at 6 in the morning and, this being an old hotel, the zooming noice could be heard in our bedroom. So much for "expensive" rest..
The pictures and bushwalks compensated a lot. You can keep on shooting beautiful pictures there, unbelievable. The swamps, flowers, birds, views, trails, waterfalls, sunsets and much, much more....
Actually took the Frontier Safari tour of the Blue Mountains in a 4WD and it was a fun experience. There were only 6 of us...and he was able to take us off the beaten paths and we enjoyed boomerang throwing and cheeky aussie things. It would be an easy self drive, and if you have time...this is well worth the time to visit.