Ruined Castle Walk (Including the Golden Stairs)

Ruined Castle Walk

Starting from the challenging Golden Stairs, the 7.5 km Ruined Castle Walk is a popular bushwalking track near Katoomba that leads to a unique landmark in the Blue Mountains.

It’s a beautiful hike through a lush rainforest setting, with scenic views to enjoy of Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters, Castle Head, and Mount Solitary from the top of the Ruined Castle.

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Narrow Neck to Castle Head Lookout (Beautiful Views)

Narrow Neck to Castle Head Lookout

The walk from Narrow Neck to Castle Head is a short bush trail that leads to a beautiful lookout with panoramic district views towards Mount Solitary.

This reasonably easy 4.5 km return walk starts from the Narrow Neck Plateau trail, which extends from Glenraphael Drive in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains.

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Fortress Ridge Trail and the Fortress Rock Lookout

Fortress Ridge Trail and Fortress Rock Lookout

The Fortress Ridge Trail is a not so well-known hike in the Blue Mountains that leads to an incredible vantage point with panoramic views of the Grose Valley.

A second walk, starting from the same car park, leads to Fortress Rock, another beautiful lookout point with scenic valley views from a different angle.

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Mount Hay Summit Walk (and Butterbox Point)

Mount Hay summit walk and Butterbox Point

The walking track to Mount Hay is a short but somewhat steep hike to the summit of a recognisable mountain peak in an isolated part of the Blue Mountains.

You can get there by driving to the end of Mount Hay Road, a challenging unsealed road that can be considered an adventure in its own right.

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15 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains waterfalls

Discover the 15 most beautiful waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, some easy to walk to and others a bit more challenging to find.

The Blue Mountains area is home to countless walking tracks, panoramic lookout points, and pretty waterfalls of all sizes.

Some of these waterfalls are very popular and easy to find, but there are also various waterfalls and cascades hidden in valleys and canyons where most tourists don’t go.

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Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell Circuit Walk

Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell circuit walk

The scenic Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell circuit walk in Leura takes in two small waterfalls and two natural swimming holes.

This quiet and unpretentious walking trail is located in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains, close to the Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area.

It’s a great way to enjoy some unspoiled natural scenery in the Blue Mountains, with various lookouts nearby to explore.

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Cliff Top Walking Track in the Blue Mountains

Cliff Top Walking Track

The Cliff Top Walk near Blackheath is a beautiful 3 km long walking trail that follows the edge of the escarpment between Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap Lookout.

The Grose Valley views along the way are some of the most spectacular in that part of the Blue Mountains.

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Anvil Rock Lookout and the Wind Eroded Cave

Anvil Rock Lookout and the Wind Eroded Cave

Anvil Rock is a characteristic lookout point in the Blackheath area of the Blue Mountains, where visitors can enjoy incredible 360-degree Grose Valley views.

Nearby Wind Eroded Cave is a unique rock formation shaped like a wave-like overhang created by wind erosion.

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Discover Katoomba Cascades in the Blue Mountains

Katoomba Cascades in the Blue Mountains

The Katoomba Cascades form a small but picturesque water spectacle on the Kedumba River in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains.

Two short walking trails, starting from the cascades, lead to two different lookouts from where visitors can soak in fantastic views of the Jamison Valley.

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Mount Banks Summit Walk in the Blue Mountains

Mount Banks Summit Walk

Mount Banks, with its distinctive rounded peak, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the Blue Mountains.

Mostly overlooked by tourists, the hike to the summit of Mt Banks offers beautiful views of the Grose Valley and surrounding wilderness.

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Discover the Walls Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Walls Lookout in the Blue Mountains

The walking track to Walls Lookout in the Blue Mountains is a short trail to one of the most impressive vantage points in the region.

This trail is located in the Bells Line of Road area of the Blue Mountains, which is typically much quieter than the Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls, and Blackheath areas.

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Walk to the Rocket Point Lookout in Wentworth Falls

Rocket Point Lookout walking track in Wentworth Falls

The Rocket Point Lookout is one of the most impressive vantage points in the Wentworth Falls area, with panoramic views to enjoy of the waterfall and the Jamison Valley.

A short round walk, starting from the top of the waterfall, will bring you to this lookout, which often gets overlooked by visitors to Wentworth Falls.

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The Princes Rock Lookout and Walking Track in Wentworth Falls

Princes Rock walking track and lookout point

The Princes Rock Lookout is a scenic vantage point in the Wentworth Falls area of the Blue Mountains that offers superb waterfall and valley views.

A short walking track starting from the picnic area leads to this lookout, the perfect opportunity to see the entire waterfall without having to do intense bushwalking.

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Visit Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang

Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang

Warragamba Dam is Australia’s largest concrete dam and is responsible for the creation of Lake Burragorang, Sydney’s primary reservoir for water supply.

Visiting the dam’s visitor centre and the various lookout points is a great opportunity to discover the fascinating history and significance of the dam.

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27 Best Lookouts in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains lookouts

We have listed the 27 best Blue Mountains lookouts, from the Wentworth Falls area to Bells Line of Road, via Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath, and Mount Victoria.

The Blue Mountains is by far one of the most popular day trip destinations from Sydney. Suitable to visit during all four seasons, the region consists of several National Park areas and a conservation reserve.

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Pulpit Rock Lookout and Walking Track in the Blue Mountains

Pulpit Rock Lookout and walking track in the Blue Mountains

Pulpit Rock near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains is a large cliff edge with three lookout points spread across different levels. The lookouts are connected via a path with several sets of stairs.

An unsealed road and a short walking path will get you to the Pulpit Rock Lookout, offering panoramic views of the Grose Valley and beyond.

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Federal Pass Walking Track in the Blue Mountains

Federal Pass Walking Track in the Blue Mountains

The Federal Pass walking track is one of the most iconic and challenging walks in the Blue Mountains, exploring old bushland trails in the Katoomba and Leura areas.

This classic hike follows the base of the cliffs, from Leura to the Golden Stairs and Ruined Castle, passing through beautiful bushland scenery.

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