Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, Katoomba: Address, Blue Mountains Reviews: 4.5/5

Blue Mountains
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ozpix
Australia446 contributions
May 2022
Well worth the trek up into the mountains. Stunning views, lots of history and old buildings and good hospitality.
Written 21 May 2022
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rusty240
Albion Park, Australia59 contributions
Feb. 2022
Something for everyone Bushwalking, Lookout’s when weather permits wait five or ten minutes and you probably get a view, was raining when we visited. Shopping, café coffee if want one or two
Written 27 February 2022
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,210 contributions
Oct. 2021
Sydneysiders are lucky to have this area close by, just 1 1/2 hours from Sydney and you find yourself in a gorgeous area complete with rain forests, high escarpments, valleys, waterfalls, hiking and bush walking trails and numerous attractions. The Katoomba area is well serviced with cafes and restaurants and there are places for all the family to enjoy.
Written 20 November 2021
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inja48
Bondi, Australia133 contributions
Nov. 2021
There are just so many lookouts that visitors to this area are spoilt by choice.
suggest travellers find the less known view points to avoid possible crowds.
Written 18 November 2021
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,744 contributions
Jan. 2021
The Blue Mountains is a rugged range not too far from Sydney. They can be explored both as day trips or multi - day trips. Its scenery is pretty dramatic. Cliffs & waterfalls coexist with villages & amusement parks.

This is a great place for bush-walking.
Written 26 October 2021
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,243 contributions
Oct. 2021
doing a gentle walk allows one to take in surroundings - pretty gardens, lovely vegetation, brisk mountain air.
Written 24 October 2021
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Dips S
Waitara, Australia7 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
As Sydney opened up. we took this opportunity to visit and stay in BM for 4 days. To our surprise. not all restaurants open here at BM. and the ones that open are lets say every day from 5 -8:30( like 4 hrs open only) And then most do not do delivery. Re cabs. people have not heard of Uber. only Katoomba taxi works here. Locals are very friendly. many walking tracks (especially around 3 sisters) are closed off. and have not been maintained. Summary: It seems Blue mountain business is not ready for or are Ill-prepared for people being back.
Written 18 October 2021
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barry
Bendigo, Australia20 contributions
Jun. 2021
Spectacular mountain range with a number of walks ranging from 20 mins to 5 hours. We walked to Wentworth Falls (which I strongly recommend) and from and to the Three Sisters Eco Point (again an absolute must see). The walks are very well kept and accessible to most including children. Hiking boots would very much be ideal but a pair of trainers is also good. A hat, sunglasses and sun blocker along with a bottle of water are absolute must have as well as your camera, of course to take snaps along the way.
Written 18 August 2021
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LeeNClarke
Sydney, Australia530 contributions
Jun. 2021
Clean air and beautiful sunrise if you get there in the early morning. The view is spectacular! You can view the sun erasing the shadow slowly but surely. Not a sight to be missed!!
Written 28 June 2021
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Gerard D
1 contribution
May 2021 • Friends
There is no doubt the Blue Mountains deserve their world Heritage title. It is a hikers paradise and for that reason it will always attract my attention and I will come back for more. Another bonus is that getting there by train is fantastic with a very scenic and comfortable 2 hr train journey costing an amazingly low $ 7.00. However, next time I will chose my times and it will not be a long weekend but rather during the quieter week. It was the recent June long weekend and the crowds and traffic were phenomenal. Even the number of hikers on the beautiful Grand Canyon hike was mind blowing. Great to see so many people exercising but next time I will chose a quieter time. Another observation, I love trying out local cafes in the towns after a long walk. I was staggered at the number of cafes closing at 3pm. At this time the streets were still packed with people. Whatever was still open had queues out into the street. One potentially inviting “ French “ cafe in Katoomba not only closed at 3.00pm but only doing take away coffees from 2.30pm. At 2.40 pm we ordered doe take away coffee, I witnessed several people enter and leave around 2.45pm when told it was only take away coffee. I am not sure what the businesses are thinking. I know it is hard work running a cafe but on a long weekend surely they would want to do business with all those tourists, it just didn’t make sense.
Written 15 June 2021
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