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Blue Mountains

Getting there & away

To reach the Blue Mountains by road, leave Sydney via Parramatta Rd. At Strathfield detour onto the Western Motorway tollway (M4; $2.30), which becomes the Great Western Hwy west of Penrith.

To reach Bells Line of Rd, head out on Parramatta Rd, and from Parramatta drive northwest on the Windsor Rd to Windsor. The Richmond Rd from Windsor becomes the Bells Line of Rd west of Richmond.

CityRail trains regularly service Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath, Mt Victoria and Lithgow.

Getting Around

The Blue Mountains Bus Company (02-4751 1077; www.mountainlink.com.au) has services from Valley Heights (near Springwood) to Mt Victoria, stopping pretty much everywhere in between. Check the website for details and schedules.

There are train stations in Blue Mountains towns along the Great Western Hwy. Trains run roughly every hour between stations east of Katoomba, and roughly every two hours between stations to the west.

RediCar (02-4751 8920; 42 Great Western Hwy, Valley Heights; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, to noon Sat) hires cars from $69 per day.