How to Get to the Blue Mountains (Car, Train and Bus)

How to get to the Blue Mountains (train, car and bus)

Getting to the Blue Mountains from Sydney is much easier than you may think. Sydney’s most popular national park, located around 60 km west of the city, is easily accessible by car, by train, as well as by bus or coach.

By car, it takes about 90 minutes to get to Katoomba from Sydney, and by train it takes less than two hours from Sydney Central to Katoomba train station.

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Hanging Rock and the Baltzer Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Hanging Rock and the Baltzer Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Hanging Rock, a large sandstone object hanging out from a cliff, is one of the most iconic landmarks in the greater Blue Mountains region.

It is situated a few moments away from the Baltzer Lookout, from where visitors can enjoy eye-dropping views of the Grose Valley and surrounding escarpments.

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The Rock Lookout and Rileys Mountain in Mulgoa

The Rock Lookout in Mulgoa

The Rock Lookout is a scenic vantage point in the Mulgoa Valley that offers panoramic views of the Nepean River and the Blue Mountains.

Nearby Rileys Mountain Lookout is also worth a visit, which can be reached via a 5 km return bush walking track through beautiful scenery.

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Horseshoe Falls Walking Track in Hazelbrook

Horseshoe Falls walking track in Hazelbrook

Horseshoe Falls in Hazelbrook is a small yet scenic waterfall on Hazelbrook Creek, located within Horseshoe Falls Reserve in the Blue Mountains.

An exciting dog-friendly bush walking track leads to this waterfall and three other waterfalls, including Oaklands Falls and Burgess Falls.

Read on to find out more about this track, how to get there, where to park, and how to find all these beautiful natural sights.

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Discover the Blackfellows Hand Cave near Lithgow

Blackfellows Hand Cave and walking trail

The Blackfellows Hand Cave is a large rock overhang and shelter north of Lidsdale and Lithgow. It’s a place of cultural significance, and is home to well-preserved Aboriginal drawings of hands and weapons.

A short and easy walking trail leads to this cave, where visitors can spend time exploring the various drawings and the beautiful natural surroundings.

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17 Things to Do in Lithgow and Surrounds

Things to do in Lithgow

Lithgow is an historic town located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, approximately two hours driving from Sydney via the Great Western Highway or the Bells Line of Road.

The town has a rich industrial history, and is surrounded by various national parks such as the Gardens of Stone National Park, the Wollemi National Park, and the Blue Mountains National Park.

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Discover the Sublime Point Lookout in Leura

Sublime Point Lookout in Leura (Blue Mountains)

The Sublime Point Lookout is a scenic vantage point in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains that offers panoramic views of the Jamison Valley.

Not only are the views absolutely stunning, Sublime Point is also a popular spot for bird watching, picnicking, and rock climbing.

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The Knapsack Bridge and the Lapstone Zig Zag Walk

Knapsack Bridge and the Lapstone Zig Zag Walk

The historic Lapstone Zig Zag Walk is an exciting bushwalking track in Glenbrook that follows an old railway. This railway was built and used in the second half of the 19th century.

The walking track leads to the Knapsack Bridge, a huge sandstone arch viaduct which was built to carry the Zig Zag Railway line across the Knapsack Gully.

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