Engulfed in mist, Blue Mountains National Park is one of Australia’s most revered natural wonders. It’s part of the mighty Great Dividing Range and is considered a sacred place by Aboriginal people.
For the best views in the park, head to the Echo Point lookout. It’s a great place to admire the towering Three Sisters formation and the dense rainforest canopy of the Jamison Valley.
If you feel like stretching your legs, the park is dotted with bushland trails. The family-friendly Three Sisters Walk is one of the most popular trails and takes you past a handful of scenic lookouts. You could also spot diverse wildlife, including kookaburras, lyrebirds and crimson rosella parrots.
Beyond natural beauty, there’s a wealth of arts and culture to discover. The park is dotted with characterful towns like Katoomba, where you can explore a unique collection of boutique guesthouses, bohemian cafes, local art galleries and quirky gift stores.
Blue Mountains National Park is an easy day trip from Sydney, with the drive taking around one hour. The park is also accessible from a handful of train stations. If you want to soak up the fresh air, it’s best to dedicate a night or two to explore the park.