Top Choice Viewpoint in Katoomba

Echo Point

Echo Point's cliff-top viewing platform offers a magical prospect of the area's most essential sight, a rocky trio called the Three Sisters. Warning: the point draws vast, serenity-spoiling tourist gaggles, their id…
Top Choice Landmark in Katoomba

Three Sisters

The Blue Mountains' essential sight is a rocky trio called the Three Sisters. The story goes that the sisters were turned to stone by a sorcerer to protect them from the unwanted advances of three young men, but the…
Top Choice Village in Blue Mountains


Leura, 3km east of Katoomba, is a gracious, affluent town, fashioned around undulating streets, unparalleled gardens and sweeping Victorian verandas. The Mall, the tree-lined main street, offers rows of country craf…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Leura

Sublime Point

Southeast of Leura, this sharp, triangular outcrop narrows to a dramatic lookout with sheer cliffs on each side. It's much, much quieter than Katoomba's more famous Echo Point, and on sunny days cloud shadows dance …
Top Choice National Park in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains National Park

Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, this vast national park has over 140km of walking trails.
Cave in Blue Mountains

Jenolan Caves

Far from other Blue Mountains attractions, the limestone Jenolan Caves is one of the most extensive, accessible and complex systems in the world – a vast network that’s still being explored. Several caves are open t…
National Park in Blue Mountains

Wollemi National Park

Reaching from north of Bells Line of Road to the Hunter Valley, Wollemi National Park is the state’s largest forested wilderness area (nearly 5000 sq km). Access is limited and the park’s centre is so isolated that …
Viewpoint in Blackheath

Evans Lookout

Signposted 4km from the highway in Blackheath, this lookout presents a magnificent perspective of sandstone cliffs dropping to the valley and canyon below. It's one of the most scenic of the Blue Mountains lookouts,…
Village in Blue Mountains


From Leura, it’s only 2km to Katoomba, the region’s main town, whose often-misty steep streets are lined with art deco buildings. The population here is an odd mix of working-class battlers and hippyish refugees fro…
Cable Car in Katoomba

Scenic World

This long-time favourite, the Blue Mountains' most touristy attraction, offers spectacular views. Ride the glass-floored Skyway gondola across the gorge and then ride the vertiginously steep Scenic Railway, billed a…