Discover Mount York in the Blue Mountains

Mount York in the Blue Mountains

Mount York is a mountain located just outside the township of Mount Victoria, the westernmost village in the City of Blue Mountains.

The summit of Mount York is home to various monuments, memorials and plaques related to the first crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813 and subsequent attempts to build roads to the plains west of the mountains.

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7 Lookouts in Blackheath That You Can Drive To

Blackheath lookouts

The Blackheath area in the Blue Mountains, between Medlow Bath and Mount Victoria, is home to lots of panoramic lookouts that offer scenic views of cliffs, waterfalls and valleys.

Most of these lookout points can be accessed by car, without the need for any intense bushwalking, although there are enough trails nearby if you do wish to go hiking.

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Point Danger Lookout and Lighthouse at the NSW and Queensland Border

Point Danger lookout and lighthouse

Situated at the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Point Danger is home to the Captain Cook Memorial, a large lighthouse, in addition to a short coastal walking track that commemorates ships and lives lost during WWII.

Spend a half day in Point Danger and learn more about Australia’s history, while enjoying some of the best ocean views on the east coast.

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Discover Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park

Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park

Minyon Falls is a stunning plunge waterfall that drops more than 100 metres into a deep gorge, located in Nightcap National Park not too far away from Byron Bay.

A beautiful 7.5 km loop walk through subtropical rainforest brings visitors to a natural swimming hole at the base of the waterfall, although you don’t have to do the full loop to reach the base.

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Discover the Paradise Pool in Linden

Paradise Pool in Linden Blue Mountains

Paradise Pool in Linden is a beautiful natural waterhole on Bulls Creek, which can be accessed via a short but moderately challenging walking trail.

A very pretty waterfall drops into this pool, which has experienced a strong increase in popularity as a swimming hole in recent years.

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7 Scenic Swimming Holes in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains swimming holes

There is nothing quite like swimming in a natural waterhole in the Blue Mountains, ideally with a pretty waterfall dropping into the pool.

But going for a dip certainly is not the only reason to visit these wild swimming holes. The beautiful scenery and the exciting bush walking trails to get to these spots are just as enjoyable.

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5 Best Sydney Harbour Cruises (Afternoon and Evening)

Best Sydney Harbour cruises

The incredible Sydney Harbour is one of Australia’s biggest tourist drawcards, and perhaps the best way to take in all the popular sights and the natural beauty of the Harbour is by doing a cruise.

While a Sydney Harbour Cruise may not be for everyone, it is without a doubt a fun and exciting way to fully appreciate all the beautiful things our Harbour has to offer.

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Federal Falls Walking Track Near Orange

Federal Falls walk near Orange

Federal Falls is a stunning waterfall in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area near the city of Orange in the Central Tablelands region.

A moderately challenging circuit walking track, starting from the Federal Falls Campground, leads to the base of this waterfall, with scenic bushland to explore along the way.

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Valley of the Waters Walking Track in Wentworth Falls

Valley of the Waters Track

The Valley of the Waters walking track is a moderately challenging hike in the Wentworth Falls area of the Blue Mountains that follows a creek into the valley.

This rather steep track is an absolute treat, taking in several beautiful waterfalls and cascades, including Empress Falls, Sylvia Falls and Lodore Falls.

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