Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
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  • Pietr
    Katoomba, Australia846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than just three rocks and Scenic World.
    The Blue Mountains has more hikes available than anywhere else in Australia, ranging from a few minutes to a few days and from Easy to Hard. Its valleys are filled with waterfalls. I have lived in the BM for years but have only scratched the surface of what the area has to offer, having photographed 50+ waterfalls and counting. Most tourists think of the Three Sisters and Scenic World when they think of the BM. For us locals this is fine because it means 99% of the hordes of tourists keep out of our way. But to be honest, there is so much more on offer for a traveller willing to spend more than a quick day up here. The Grand Canyon at Blackheath, for example, is on the northern escarpment and a very different walk than, say, the Valley of the Waters on the southern escarpment, and a singularly unique experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Une_Bella
    Sydney, Australia605 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the places to see before you die..
    Easily accessible by public transport or private vehicle, it is a feast to the senses. My first visit was in summer & it was spectacular. This is my second visit in winter & it’s absolutely majestic! Worth taking the walks and going away from the busier/touristy spots. I loved having my head in the clouds. And will definitely be coming back! The Blue Mountains national park is a vast area of pristine beauty..
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • NilGB
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit place from Sydney
    Great experience. A must visit place from Sydney. Right now, the Skywalk is not functional. So we could only go for the Scenic Railway and Scenic Cableway. But I would recommend going there with lots of time, so that one can go for all the walking trails. We didn't stay at Katoomba. But I wish we did. It seemed to be such a cute little town. Worth a visit, for sure.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • FBaird
    Spokane, Washington111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in Sydney for over 2 days, don't miss this full day outing!
    We had been traveling for a bit, were worn out, and thought about not taking this outing from Sydney. Wow, are we glad we went! First, don't sign up for a tour by bus or car...take the train from Sydney and then there is a tour office at the train station. We took the hop-on, hop-off bus and the entrance to Scenic World and it was perfect. There are lots of short hikes you can take, but we just went to the Echo viewpoint to see the 3 sisters up close and then took the Sky Tram to Scenic World. Yes, it is a bit of a tourist trap, but the train, the cable car, and the dinosaurs in the valley were great fun (wish our grandsons had been with us for that part!). We got off the bus in Leura and took the train back from there. The train round trip was under $20 AUS (about $13 USD).
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
  • FlyAtNight
    Brooklin, Canada3,519 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views and not ctowded
    We made 2 trips from on this last visit. The first one at night included the beautiful Night -lit Walk. Even though it is just over 1 kilometer, there are a number of outstanding views. It was extremely dark and cold that night. A few days later we went back to the park and explored the Tunnel View Outlook and several others.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Aaron
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect for day trip
    Instead of taking tours, save your dollars by taking the train from Central to Katoomba. The only thing is that you’ll have to wake up early to catch the early train (suggest to take the 6.20am train and you’ll arrive Katoomba at ~8.20am, just right enough time for a day trip). We opted for the HOHO bus and our first stop was the Scenic World to beat the first batch of crowd. We managed to ride the first Scenic Skyway on that day peacefully, though it was slightly underwhelming as I thought it would stop midway but it didn’t. However, the view was amazing not to mention the weather was perfect! We went on to hike a bit, took the Scenic Railway (most enjoyable) and Cableway. Saw the Three Sisters but decided to skip the Echo Point as we couldn’t bother to just stop for some rocks (sorry!)
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2024
  • VIRme
    Pueblo, Colorado278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome views and hikes at a very close drive of Sydney. Incredible infrastructure, which made the walking very easy an
    The Blue Mountains is a must see as it is a quick day trip. Parking situation is tolerable. The walk into the deepest parts of the park with the best views of the waterfalls can be challenging both going up and down. This is a must see you can stand where Queen Elizabeth once stood to view the three sisters, which is a rock formation. Or you can take the time to hike all the way down into the canopy of the forest where it is nice and cool as you cross the waterfalls that start with a trickle, and end up being majestic, you will be rewarded for all your efforts. The entire way is paved with asphalt, but does get a big challenging as there are large block steps when you start going down into the forest that can be a bit tricky if you have knee or hip issues. This should not dissuade you just be careful and bring a walking stick .
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2024
  • Reslimpan
    Rayong, Thailand3,412 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning place….but crowded
    The blue mountains is a real nice place to visit. Incredible views. A rainforest within an hour of Sydney, who knew? We opted for a day tour from Sydney. It ended up being a 10 hour tour. Blue Mountain gets really busy. We visited on a Sunday, perhaps a mid-week tour is the way to go in order to avoid the crowds. The crowds did get annoying.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • lindaS3713RT
    Hacienda Heights, California6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting out of Sydney
    Our day with Mike Bryant was Perfect. perfect. We left Sydney in the morning, stopping at the Wildlife Animal Park. The park had lots of koalas and wallabies that we fed. A very fun visit. Continuing on our way to the Blue Mountains, Mike entertained us with answers to all our questions. Mike was fun to be with and I highly recommend spending a day with him. He told us that he led tours in other parts of Sydney area as well. Linda F.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 April 2024
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Michael S
Sydney, Australia337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you're a nature lover, you can't get better than this!

There are many trails, which I have done, and some lead to out-of-the-way pools of water that give wonderful views of the mountains. You really luck out when you find those because they are tucked away and few people find them.

Some of the pools look like infinity pools without fencing, so you can plunge to your death. Obviously, people have common not to go to the edge!

Anyway, last weekend was truly remarkable for all of us (and no - I won't tell readers how to get there!)
Written 30 April 2024
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lindaS3713RT
Hacienda Heights, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our day with Mike Bryant was Perfect. perfect. We left Sydney in the morning, stopping at the Wildlife Animal Park. The park had lots of koalas and wallabies that we fed. A very fun visit. Continuing on our way to the Blue Mountains, Mike entertained us with answers to all our questions. Mike was fun to be with and I highly recommend spending a day with him. He told us that he led tours in other parts of Sydney area as well. Linda F.
Written 26 April 2024
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand3,412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The blue mountains is a real nice place to visit. Incredible views. A rainforest within an hour of Sydney, who knew? We opted for a day tour from Sydney. It ended up being a 10 hour tour. Blue Mountain gets really busy. We visited on a Sunday, perhaps a mid-week tour is the way to go in order to avoid the crowds. The crowds did get annoying.
Written 21 April 2024
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC6,573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
As part of a Blue Mountains tour from Sydney, we stopped at Scenic World and Echo Point Lookout for gorgeous views of the Three Sisters rock formations and Jamison Valley. There are plenty of trails for hiking as well.
Written 20 April 2024
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VIRme
Pueblo, CO278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The Blue Mountains is a must see as it is a quick day trip. Parking situation is tolerable. The walk into the deepest parts of the park with the best views of the waterfalls can be challenging both going up and down. This is a must see you can stand where Queen Elizabeth once stood to view the three sisters, which is a rock formation. Or you can take the time to hike all the way down into the canopy of the forest where it is nice and cool as you cross the waterfalls that start with a trickle, and end up being majestic, you will be rewarded for all your efforts.

The entire way is paved with asphalt, but does get a big challenging as there are large block steps when you start going down into the forest that can be a bit tricky if you have knee or hip issues. This should not dissuade you just be careful and bring a walking stick .
Written 2 April 2024
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Aaron
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Instead of taking tours, save your dollars by taking the train from Central to Katoomba. The only thing is that you’ll have to wake up early to catch the early train (suggest to take the 6.20am train and you’ll arrive Katoomba at ~8.20am, just right enough time for a day trip). We opted for the HOHO bus and our first stop was the Scenic World to beat the first batch of crowd. We managed to ride the first Scenic Skyway on that day peacefully, though it was slightly underwhelming as I thought it would stop midway but it didn’t. However, the view was amazing not to mention the weather was perfect! We went on to hike a bit, took the Scenic Railway (most enjoyable) and Cableway. Saw the Three Sisters but decided to skip the Echo Point as we couldn’t bother to just stop for some rocks (sorry!)
Written 15 March 2024
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Karen M
Brisbane, Australia145 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Worth the visit to explore this beautiful region, but if driving be prepared for paid parking EVERYWHERE! Council don't seem to be making it tourist friendly when it cost us $10 for an hour parking! Paid parking at Three Sisters, even paid parking outside a suburban parklands at Blackheath 8am-8pm, and even shopping centre car parks such as Woolworths. Went to Pet Barn, council paid parking outside store!
Written 11 March 2024
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
We made 2 trips from on this last visit. The first one at night included the beautiful Night -lit Walk. Even though it is just over 1 kilometer, there are a number of outstanding views. It was extremely dark and cold that night. A few days later we went back to the park and explored the Tunnel View Outlook and several others.
Written 4 February 2024
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FBaird
Spokane, WA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had been traveling for a bit, were worn out, and thought about not taking this outing from Sydney. Wow, are we glad we went! First, don't sign up for a tour by bus or car...take the train from Sydney and then there is a tour office at the train station. We took the hop-on, hop-off bus and the entrance to Scenic World and it was perfect. There are lots of short hikes you can take, but we just went to the Echo viewpoint to see the 3 sisters up close and then took the Sky Tram to Scenic World. Yes, it is a bit of a tourist trap, but the train, the cable car, and the dinosaurs in the valley were great fun (wish our grandsons had been with us for that part!). We got off the bus in Leura and took the train back from there. The train round trip was under $20 AUS (about $13 USD).
Written 29 January 2024
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Odyssey
Oakville, Canada10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Blue mountain is a bit overrated. Although there are a few nice sceneries to take some pictures. There is not much to do with hop in/out buses. A better idea would be to hike through the mountain for a couple of days on your own
Written 22 November 2023
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