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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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.
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.
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.
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.