Asgard Swamp and Thor Head Walking Track (Blue Mountains)

Asgard Swamp and Thor Head Walking Track

The walking track to Asgard Swamp, Thor Head, and Asgard Mine, commonly referred to as the Asgard Swamp Track, is an adventurous hike navigating through stunning Blue Mountains scenery.

This quiet walk on the Asgard Plateau passes several interesting sights with fantastic Grose Valley views to enjoy from multiple vantage points.

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15 Best Picnic Spots in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains picnic spots

Not only is the Blue Mountains the perfect day trip destination to go hiking and visit amazing lookouts, but there are also many fantastic picnic spots where you can enjoy a lunch in the great outdoors.

We have shortlisted 15 of the most scenic picnic spots in the Blue Mountains, some easy to find with great facilities and others a bit harder to get to but with fantastic views.

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Bridal Veil Falls Circuit (Via Amphitheatre and Fern Bower Track)

Bridal Veil Falls Circuit

The Bridal Veil Falls Circuit is a stunning walking track in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, navigating through a rainforest landscape with waterfalls, creeks, and large cliff walls.

Bridal Veil Falls, also referred to as Leura Falls, is a stunning cascade waterfall on Leura Falls Creek, flowing into Jamison Valley.

The best way to see this waterfall and its beautiful surroundings is by doing the 4 km Bridal Veil Falls Circuit, which includes the Amphitheatre Walking Track and the Fern Bower Track.

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Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

The steep walking track from Perrys Lookdown near Blackheath to the Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley is a challenging but rewarding bushwalking adventure.

The Acacia Flats camping ground is only 500m away from the forest, where you can set up your tent and stay overnight in beautiful surroundings.

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The Nature Track in Wentworth Falls

Nature Track in Wentworth Falls

The short but scenic Nature Track in Wentworth Falls is a spectacular 3.5 km circuit trail that starts and ends at the Conservation Hut.

This often ignored but highly enjoyable walking track follows the edge of an escarpment before descending to lower grounds, where it takes in a section of the Valley of the Waters.

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Porters Pass Circuit (Via Colliers Causeway and Centennial Glen)

Porters Pass Circuit (via Colliers Causeway and Centennial Glen)

The Porters Pass circuit is a beautiful bushwalk in the Blackheath area of the Blue Mountains that involves waterfalls, valley views, creek crossings, rainforest gullies, and slot canyons.

This challenging hike combines four different walking trails and is among the best in the Greater Blue Mountains region. What’s great is that Porters Pass is far less trafficked than, for example, the Grand Canyon Walk.

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Govetts Leap Lookout and Falls in Blackheath

Govetts Leap Lookout and Falls in Blackheath

The Govetts Leap Lookout near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains offers spectacular views of the Grose Valley and surrounding cliff walls.

Near the lookout are several short and long hiking trails, one leading to the Barrow Lookout, from where visitors can see the Govetts Leap Falls from very close by.

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Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in Katoomba

Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in Katoomba

The Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains is a fantastic hike that includes two iconic staircases.

This moderately challenging walking track is one of the best in the Blue Mountains, with panoramic valley views, unique rock formations, beautiful forests, and much more.

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Elysian Rock Lookout and the Buttenshaw Bridge

Elysian Rock Lookout and the Buttenshaw Bridge

The Elysian Rock Lookout is a beautiful viewing point in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, with panoramic views over the Jamison Valley.

Elysian Rock consists of two sandstone viewing platforms (with seating) that are connected by the historic Buttenshaw Bridge.

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The Beautiful Burragorang Lookout and Picnic Area

Burragorang Lookout and Picnic Area

The Burragorang Lookout is a scenic viewing platform overlooking Lake Burragorang, with picnic facilities nearby to make a day of it.

The lookout is the highlight of the Burragorang State Conservation Area, with panoramic views towards the lake and the Blue Mountains to take in.

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Ikara Head Trail (Beautiful Grose Valley Views)

Ikara Head Trail

The 5.6 km return walking trail to Ikara Head in Mount Victoria leads to a lookout that offers fantastic Grose Valley views.

With a bit of luck, and when the circumstances are right, you may even see pink flannel flowers and other wildflowers along the way.

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Faulconbridge Point Trail and Lookout (Lower Grose Valley)

Faulconbridge Point Trail and Lookout

Faulconbridge Point is a fantastic lookout in the Lower Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains, offering 360-degree views of the Grose River and the surrounding mountains and valleys.

A moderately challenging, 6.5 km long track via a fire trail leads to this lookout, the perfect spot for a quiet picnic in beautiful natural surroundings.

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Grand Canyon Walk in the Blue Mountains

Grand Canyon Walk in the Blue Mountains

Opened to the public in 1907, the 6 km long Grand Canyon Walk was the first of its kind. Since its opening, the walk has been challenged by thousands of hiking enthusiasts every year.

Widely regarded as one of the most impressive walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk navigates through a beautiful landscape of lush rainforests, with several creek crossings, small waterfalls, high cliff walls, and rock overhangs.

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11 Great Things to Do in Leura (Top Attractions)

Things to do in Leura

Find the best things to do in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, from panoramic lookouts to scenic waterfalls and walking trails.

Leura is a small suburb nestled between Wentworth Falls and Katoomba, approximately 100 km west of the Sydney CBD. The village centre is home to a great variety of restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and galleries.

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Hat Hill to Bald Head Walking Track (Blue Mountains)

Hat Hill to Bald Head walking track

The 7 km return walking trail from Hat Hill to Bald Head meanders through pleasant bushland scenery before arriving at a panoramic vantage point.

The breathtaking views of the Grose Valley from Bald Head, along with nearby iconic landmarks, make the journey there truly rewarding.

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Explore the Bells Line of Road in the Blue Mountains

Bells Line of Road area in the Blue Mountains

The northern part of the Blue Mountains, accessible via the historic Bells Line of Road, is home to fantastic walking tracks, beautiful sights, and interesting tourist attractions.

This area of the Blue Mountains is far less busy than the Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, Leura and Blackheath regions, even though there are many things to see and do.

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Discover the Dargan Arch in the Blue Mountains

Dargan Arch in the Blue Mountains

Dargan Arch, or Dargans Arch, is a natural sandstone rock formation that is shaped like an arch. It is located in a quiet area of the Blue Mountains near the town of Bell.

A short walk leads to this beautiful spot, where visitors have the opportunity to walk across the top of the arch as well as venture down to the bottom.

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The Three Sisters Walk in the Blue Mountains

Three Sisters Walk in the Blue Mountains

The Three Sisters is an iconic rock formation near Katoomba, facing the beautiful Jamison Valley. It is the most popular tourist spot in the Blue Mountains, attracting thousands of visitors daily.

A short walking track, starting from the information centre at Echo Point, allows visitors to see the Three Sisters from close by, with several scenic lookout points nearby to explore.

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