This is one mountain range that'll have you feeling anything but blue...

Experience the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains, one of Australia's most stunning mountain ranges. Whether you're looking forward to seeing the breathtaking mountaintop views, historic rock formations, native wildlife or the natural wilderness of the region, our Blue Mountains tours will deliver a local experience to remember. While you can see this stunning spot on a day trip from Sydney, perhaps with a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park along the way, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains deserve a longer visit. Visit Wentworth Falls, take a Jenolan Caves tour, ride the scenic railway, or explore the national park. See waterfalls cascading over rock, take in the views at various lookouts and explore the local villages; all with your head above the clouds.

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Blue Mountains day tour

Spend the day exploring the Blue Mountains and take in some of the region's most famous sites. Discover the legend of the Three Sisters, visit the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, go for a ride on the scenic railway at Scenic World, take a stroll around the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden or go on a hike to Wentworth Falls

Looking out of Jenolan Caves

Visit Jenolan Caves

Take a Jenolan Caves tour and learn about the history of this impressive cave system in the Blue Mountains which is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Australia. There are nine different caves which can be explored on one of the entertaining guided tours which are scheduled throughout the day. 

View from Echo Point Lookout

Visit Echo Point lookout

Echo Point lookout is located just outside the National Park and is one of the Blue Mountains' most famous lookouts. It offers a picture-postcard view of the famous Three Sisters rock formation and marks the start of some of the most popular walks in the area. From here, you can also see the Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary.

Wentworth Falls

Visit Wentworth Falls

Marvel at the beauty of Wentworth Falls which plunges 100m down the cliffs to the valley floor. Continue walking until you reach the Wentworth lookout then walk down the stairs to Fletchers lookout where you can take in the full splendour of this beautiful waterfall. Walk down a few more steps to see the spectacular Jamison Valley.

Hiker overlooking the Jamison Valley

Overlook the Jamison Valley

It's easy to explore the walking trails in the Jamison Valley as the tops of the cliffs can be reached from many of the streets in Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. Some of the best spots to enjoy the view are on the scenic railway and at Echo Point at Katoomba. 

Koala in a tree

Spot native animals

Keep an eye out for native animals such as koalas high in the trees, graceful lyrebirds, rowdy sulphur crested cockatoos, kangaroos and wallabies hopping through the bush, green and golden bell frogs, and tiger quolls which are the largest living carnivore on mainland Australia. 

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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

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The Blue Mountains are a 90 minute drive from Sydney or you can travel there by train in two hours. 

Public buses operate from Katoomba to Echo Point and there is a hop-on-hop-off Blue Mountains Explorer Bus which runs from Katoomba Station on continuous circuit around the major attractions. NSW TrainLink Intercity services stop at most Blue Mountains stations. 

Any time is a good time to visit the Blue Mountains as the weather is pleasant throughout the year with temperatures rarely climbing above 30 degrees Celsius. Evening temperatures often drop to low single digits in autumn, winter and spring. 

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Most people come to the Blue Mountains to explore the great outdoors so active wear and casual clothes are fine during the day. Smart casual is the norm for most of the restaurants in the Blue Mountains. Temperatures are pleasant throughout the year and rarely climb above 30 degrees Celsius. However, they can drop close to zero so warm clothes are essential, even if you are visiting in the summer months. 

Most people come to the Blue Mountains to explore the great outdoors so active wear and casual clothes are fine during the day. Smart casual is the norm for most of the restaurants in the Blue Mountains. Bring a sweater with you if you go out in the evening as the nights can get cool, even in summer. 

A Wi-Fi signal is available in and around the major tourist hubs such as Katoomba and Leura but there can be limited or no Wi-Fi coverage in the national park. 

A mobile signal is available in and around the major tourist hubs such as Katoomba and Leura but there can be limited or no mobile coverage in the national park. 

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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Whether you're on a budget or you want to indulge in accommodation that's a bit fancier, there are heaps of options in the Blue Mountains. From hostels to hotels, and from apartment rentals to Airbnbs, you're bound to find something to suit your tastes, regardless of if you're travelling alone or with a family. 

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