A Road Tripper’s Guide to the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is a must visit for anyone visiting New South Wales. Located about two hours west of Sydney, the scenic location seems a world away from the big city. The Greater Blue Mountains region has plenty to offer, whether it is a day trip for a few days stay. The region is an ideal road trip destination for anyone picking up a campervan in Sydney. Here is a road tripper’s guide to visiting the Blue Mountains.

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Wentworth Falls

Start off your road trip by visiting Wentworth Falls. Here you will find one of the most charming towns in the Blue Mountains, as well as plenty of spectacular views and bushwalks. Take in stunning views of the Jamison Valley from the lookout points, and then take one of several walking tracks in the area. The National Pass trail is a medium-intensity walking track that takes around 3-4 hours. During this walk, you will hike through lush rainforests, passing several cascading waterfalls, and plunging cliffs valleys.

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Next, head to the town of Katoomba in the heart of the Blue Mountains. The beautiful and historic town has a range of world-class natural wonders as well as lifestyle elements. Well known for the famous Three Sisters, a unique rock formation which according to Aboriginal legend represents three sisters which were turned to stone. Make your way to Echo Point lookout to view the Three Sisters. Nearby you will also find Scenic World, a popular attraction offering experiences such as scenic cableways, railways, and pathways through the tranquil rainforest.

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Jenolan Caves

Venture a further hour south-west of Katoomba and you will find Jenolan Caves. The magical, must-see destination is the largest and most spectacular caves in Australia. The spectacular stalactite-lined limestone caves are open every day to the public and offer several tours and adventure experiences within. You can go adventure caving, wildlife spotting, or take a guided tour through the popular Lucas Cave. The area also has plenty of cafes, restaurants, and accommodation options, so it is an ideal place to stop for the night during your road trip.

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