Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Blue Mountains

Adjoining the Blue Mountains National Park and stretching between Katoomba and the Jenolan Caves, this park covers 68,000 hectares of plateau and valley separated by the region's trademark sandstone cliffs. There are several long-distance walks in the park, but make sure you take the requisite precautions. Other shorter walks leave from Kanangra Wells, accessed by road south of Jenolan.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Blue Mountains attractions

1. 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…

2. Scenic World

16.62 MILES

This long-time favourite, the Blue Mountains' most touristy attraction, offers spectacular views. Ride the glass-floored Skyway gondola across the gorge…

3. Three Sisters

16.7 MILES

The Blue Mountains' essential sight is a rocky trio called the Three Sisters. Just an hour outside of Sydney, they stand at over 2953ft (900m) and a…

4. Echo Point

16.77 MILES

Echo Point's clifftop viewing platform offers a magical prospect of the area's most essential sight, a rocky trio called the Three Sisters, sacred to the…

5. Waradah Australian Centre

16.84 MILES

Formerly providing a light introduction to Aboriginal culture, this popular attraction near Echo Point has disappointingly now focused its regular 30…

6. Sublime Point

17.55 MILES

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…

7. Katoomba

17.79 MILES

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…

8. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

17.79 MILES

It's a captivating experience to walk through the main display here, with a satellite image of the Blue Mountains beneath your feet, mountain scenery…