Hundred kilometers away from Sydney is the Blue Mountains of Australia. This World Heritage site is the nature lovers’ paradise. The sandstone plateaus and gorges surrounded by the dense temperate rainforest with its rich display of flora and fauna makes the Blue Mountains the most popular tourist destination of Australia. There are eight individual reserve forests in the Blue Mountains. There are several ways of enjoying your Blue Mountain tour.
Bushwalking tours are designed according to the physical fitness of the hikers. These tours could last from one hour to several days. Hikers could walk across ridge tops, crossing Prince Henry Cliff, scaling the mountainous paths connecting Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout, enjoying the scenic beauty of the Jamison and Grose valleys.
Challenging hikes would help you explore the Blue Gum Forest, Ruined Castle, the Grand Canyon, Sassafras gully and the Leura Forest.
Zig Zag Railway
The steam-powered engine takes the travelers across the Lithgow Valley. This is one of the vintage masterpieces operating since the 19th century. The Zig Zag train ride takes you though two tunnels and over three sandstone viaducts.
Katoomba Scenic Railway
This is the steepest railway in the world. Constructed in the 19th century, this was originally a mining tramway. Along with the railway, Katoomba has an aerial cable car ride, called the Scenic Skyway, which would carry you across the Jamison valley.
The Toy Museum at Leura
The collection of toys and trains of this museum at Leura is bound to excite every visitor.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum
The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum houses a large collection of paintings, sculptures and other artifacts of Australia and the Blue Mountain region.
Giant Staircase along Jamison Valley
As you climb the Giant staircase running down the cliff into the Jamison Valley, you could explore the scenic beauty of the rainforest and its wildlife.
The Edge Cinema displays the wilderness of the Blue Mountains on a six storey high screen.