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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

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 …
Pizza in Katoomba

Station Bar & Woodfired Pizza

Bringing visitors and locals together, this is an upbeat space that combines three happy things – craft beer, pizza and live music – in a very likeable space next to the train station. It only does pizzas (plus a co…
Modern Australian in Leura

Silk's Brasserie

A warm welcome awaits at Leura's long-standing fine diner. Despite its contemporary approach, it's a brasserie at heart, so the serves are generous and flavoursome. It's a comfortable space, its chessboard tiles and…
Bistro in Blackheath

Vesta

Feeling the sting of a Blue Mountains cold snap? It's easy to warm up with Vesta’s century-old wood-fired bakery oven roaring in the background, serving up hearty plates of roasted meats (all free range, grass fed a…