The Blue Mountains are not impressive from size as compared to other mountains but they are very amazing in there own right.
The city is very friendly to travellers and very central to seeing many of the wonders of these mountains. Do not expect any super shopping malls but local shops with local produce are ver appealing as they present niche products that may not be found in there places.
The Blue Mountains is made up of many hamlets and plenty of bush. Be prepare to walk and explore. There are many hidden gems away from the shops and quick tourist stops.
Great for the bush walker, sightseeing, relaxing. A very beautiful and unique part of the world. A varied range of actives for all ages and fitness levels.
Highly recommend visiting.
Katoomba is the main city in the blue mountains, it historically is a great place to explore, but as a city now, it lacks a lot of things, one of the biggest is people, the place is empty.
Leura another smaller town, is beautiful, smaller than Katoomba and a better place to hang out
All of the towns in this area have historical and natural significance. Transport is easy, with hop on hop off bus and tram availability .
The antique and craft shops are wonderful and there is a wonderful olde worlds charm about most places.
If you love scenery and bush walking, don't forget to pop by blue mountains for lots of breath taking views!
Rain (follow by Mists) can come at any time, and if so you can't have any activities. But if the skies are clear you should go to cahills lookout, Wentworth falls lookout & govetts leap lookout.
Don't just stop at the lookout point, go down the track take a walk to another better view point, but take care of you child if you are travelling w/ kids. The town is very quiet especially in katoomba, I can count by hand for the locals & cars that are passing by in one day. Foods are just okay though.
There is much to see and do here. How long you stay and what you do will depend on your interests, fitness and willingness to explore.
If you only want to see the easy to access stuff, 3 to 5 days will suffice. Take advantage of the tours. If you want more adventure, you'll need more time. The best places take a lot of hiking to get to. Be prepared and only hike with someone who is familiar with this area. It is deceivingly rugged and it is famously easy to get lost. You can go hiking, ravine-ing, gorging, climbing and spelunking (caving) or you can sit back, chill and enjoy this amazing place.
A very good area to view a different aspect of Australian life. Breath taking views from some of the lookouts.
It is an area where you look down from the mountains instead of up at them!
Check out the three sisters, echo point, katoomba falls and scenic world, they are well worth the effort
A breathtakingly beautiful part of the world with many things to see and do during the day. At night, just sleep to recover.
There are hop on/hop off buses to take you most places and wonderful views and photographic opportunities everywhere. The bush-walks are a delight as you see and so many natural wonders. This is a must pace to visit if you are in New South Wales and are after something other than just the city of Sydney.
Approx $8 train trip from Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Train Station. Red hop-on hop-off Explorer bus for $25 per day stops at major attractions.
Hop-on hop-off Trolley bus also stops at major attractions. Trolley bus also available to go to Jenolan Caves.
Leura retains the focus as the place to shop and to check out the dining - however don't neglect Katoomba for a nice selection of cafes too.
Try the one adjoining The Hattery and have fun with a superb selection of hats and accessories for all occasions. For those wanting outdoor and leisurewear there is also a good selection in Katoomba, catering to hikers and outdoor adventurers of all types
The tour buses will give an initial introduction to the area and are recommended to start with. Scenic World at Katoomba and the Three Sisters are a must.
Leura has some great craft and other shopping as well as a fabulous lolly shop.
We enjoyed our stay here as we visited the Jenolan Caves, Scenic World, and basically enjoying the sights and sounds of nature!
Try the yellow Deli restaurant at kabooma. This restaurant food is unique with good baramandi and chicken meal.
We bring our own ice wine. I enjoy the food here very much.
Blue Mountains have superb view of the Three Sisters and the valley area. The choice of food is, however, quite limited.
I am so unfortunate that the waiters in two different restuarants missed my order - leaving me to wait for more than one hour in one case for the dinner.
The Blue Mountains offers fantastic scenery - is a great place to head to if you want to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney.
One of the best places in the world. Glorious lookouts down onto majestic mountains. Exciting walks. Rare because everything takes place at the top of the mountains rather than from lower down.
Great antique shops, coffee shops and restaurants
enjoy the Mountain atmosphere, natural and fresh, different from city, quiet and friendly here, the life become slow and enjoyable.
Just sit and enjoy the sunshine and smell of mountain impressed me.
Don't expect fancy shopping. This is a romantic getaway type place, or place for young families to go exploring.
Cafes and restaurants are amazing, and be prepared to find plenty of antique shops and old unique finds. If you're up for some sightseeing, check out Scenic World. Worth heading out for a tour of the Jenolan Caves too - stunning.
several ares to visit with great scenery driving is no problem plenty of restaurants cafes several old places to visit loved the Carington
There is a lot to see and do (organised tours and walks), the architecture is beautifully historic and the shopping is quaint.
Only go if you like sight seeing. Alot of trees and nice scenery if you like photography this a good place
bush walking in the blue mountain national park is great. We really enjoyed it. But it was foggy sometimes.
Great for long or short walks with stupendous views. If it rains visit the Luella Toy Museum (young and old will like it).
Opening hours of most places are very short. Common Ground Cafe and high tea at Lilianfels are excellent! A slower pace of life.
Remember to check the weather before going to Blue Mountain. The first day I traveled there, it was foggy with 6 degree.
After 3 days I went there again, it is sunny day with 26 degree.
The cable cars are worth to take especially the Sky Railway. Also the best way to travel around is to drive, taking those explorer bus might waste a lot of time.
Blue mountains have much history, magnificent rock formations, history of early settlers, local fauna and our native gum trees.