Do a little or do a lot, relax or go wild - the choice is yours! The Blue Mountains offer an incredible diversity of activities, attractions and adventures.
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Discover why the Blue Mountains is recognised as one of the worlds most spectacular natural wonders.
Direct links to 16 sensational walking trails start just 200 metres from your apartment. From a lazy 20 minute stroll to a serious full day bush walk they're all right here. Wentworth Falls Walking Trails.
Those tracks are only just the beginning though, if you're really keen you'll find many more between Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath. We'll be listing some of the best ones here shortly.
Those walks we just mentioned will take you to some of the Blue Mountains most spectacular waterfalls. Following Jamison Creek at the head of the main falls will take you past Weeping Rock and Queens Cascades which pool just before plunging over 200 metres to the valley floor below.
On the western side of the valley you'll find the aptly named Valley of the Waters which is home to six unique & beautiful waterfalls plus the atmospheric Asmodeus Pool. Lillians Bridge which peers into the depths of Empress Canyon is well worth a look as well (if you're feeling really adventurous you can sign up to explore this canyon with one of the local adventure companies).
If you're looking for some of the most impressive waterfalls in the blue mountains you'll find them right here in Wentworth Falls.
Princes Rock Lookout (10min walk)
Spectacular scenic lookouts
There are over a dozen unique lookouts in this one area of Wentworth Falls alone. Every one has its own unique character and breathtaking vista, whether it's waterfalls, rugged cliff faces or views that stretch seemingly forever into the blue. Make sure the camera is fully charged!
Here is information on all the Wentworth Falls lookouts, together with some of our personal favourites further afield.
The greater Blue Mountains area is home to an astonishingly diverse array of flora and fauna. It's a great environment for viewing native australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Possums, wombats, echidnas, goannas and many other kinds of lizards are some of the most often seen. Euroka clearing in Glenbrook is always a popular place to see Kangaroos on dusk. The mountains are also a bird watchers paradise with many colourful parrots and other species in and around the National Park.
3 Sisters Rock Formation
The 3 Sisters & Echo Point – well you can’t very well come to the mountains and miss this landmark! An extensive redevelopment of this spectacular lookout has created an amazingly accessible way to take in one of the areas most famous vistas. A couple of fantastic walks including the Giant Staircase and Prince Henry Cliff Walk can be started from here as well. [Katoomba – 10minutes]
Scenic World – it used to be just the Scenic Railway & Skyway but after some serious investment it now boasts a world of fantastic experiences. There are 3 separate rides – the original scenic railway together with the new Skyway and Flyway cablecars. The Railway and Flyway both descend hundreds of metres into the valley floor where you can follow the boardwalk through the rainforest and experience interpretive material covering the areas early mining history. The Skyway takes flight hundreds of metres above the valley floor and offers simply amazing views over Katoomba Falls and the Jamison Valley. [Katoomba – 10minutes]
The Edge Cinema - Screens the latest release movies, 1 giant screen and 3 smaller cinemas mean there is something for everyone [Katoomba – 10minutes]
Jenolan Caves – This extensive limestone cave system is easily Australias most impressive – it’s a truly remarkable example of mother natures beautiful work. There are nine ‘show’ caves which experienced guides give tours of daily. In addition to the show caves the adventurous can join a tour down the ‘plughole’ for the real caving experience! The caves are located near Oberon which is an easy 70 minute drive from Wentworth Falls.
Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum – This magnificent property offers something for everyone. The history buffs will appreciate the fact that it’s one of the oldest heritage listed homes in the Blue Mountains', the garden lovers will have a ball exploring the many acres of beautiful grounds – and that’s before you’ve even started checking out the amazing collection of historical toys, miniatures and model trains. [Leura – 5minutes]
The Megalong & Kanimbla Valleys are beautiful rural valleys which offers a distinctly different environment to the forested valleys and plateaus of the upper mountains. It's an area of amazing scenery, cool mountain streams and a variety of wildlife. Truly wonderful country to explore on horseback!
Wentworth Falls lake is the closest place if you're just out for a bit of fun, but the keen angler would be best heading out towards Lithgow (Lake Lyell) and Oberon.
Get on your bike!
There are some amazing trails for Mountain Biking here in the Blue Mountains, you'll find useful information including some suggested cycle routes on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website but for a more comprehensive guide it's hard to beat the experience and wisdom of the Fat Hippy. If you're an inexperienced rider, or would simply prefer riding as part of a group you'll find local adventure operators who can look after everything except the peddling part for you.
Abseiling, Rock Climbing & Canyoning
The Blue Mountains are a mecca for the adventurous. If you're looking for an experience that is exhiliarating, challenging and amazingly rewarding why not push yourself that little bit further and give one of these a go? Experienced local adventure operators offer a range of tours for all levels of fitness & experience.
The Blue Mountains are home to many sensational art galleries & studios. Here are a few of our personal favourites to get you started!
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre - Opened in November 2012 the centre features a high-tech interactive exhibition Into the Blue (the Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition) which explores the natural as well as the social landscapes of this very special region. The centre is also home to the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery which features constantly changing exhibitions and workshops. [Katoomba – 10minutes]
Norman Lindsay Gallery
Set in extensive grounds, the single storey house with its external painting and etching studios was the home of Norman Lindsay, one of Australia’s most controversial, exceptional and prolific artists. The property is presented by the National Trust as a Gallery, filled with Lindsay’s works.
The Kedumba Gallery
The Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawings is considered one of the most important collections of drawings of this period in Australia. The gallery displays the collection in the ballroom of "Coorah" - a historic house in the grounds of Blue Mountains Grammar School right here in Wentworth Falls.
Not even a hundred metres from our property you will find this wonderful gallery run by local artists Anne & Ian Smith. This talented couple specialise in printmaking and ceramics respectively. Alongside their creations you will find works by such famous artists such as Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman and John Olsen. The gallery is open between Wednesday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.
Blue Mountains Artists Studio Trail
Our community of talented artists are here to welcome you to our beautiful Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and to share with you their enjoyment of the world of Art and creativity. For more information visit the Blue Mountains Artists Company website.
Katoomba Fine Art
This spacious and modern gallery boasts an ever changing exhibition of fine art plus a great restaurant as well. Visit their website to find out about current and upcoming exhibitions.
Michael White Art
This gallery exhibits the paintings of famous local artist Michael White. Located just next the Post Office Restaurant in Leura Mall. Well worth a visit.
For a complete indulgence why not book yourself in for a treatment at one of the many fantastic Day Spas nearby? We recommend Spa Sublime in Katoomba but if you'd rather not travel we also also know several excellent massage therapists who will come to you for therapeutic or relaxation massage in the privacy of your own apartment.
Leura Golf Course (7min)
We have 4 challenging and scenic golf courses within 5-20 minutes drive of our property. The courses are located Wentworth Falls, Leura, Blackheath and Springwood.
There are 3 synthetic grass courts adjacent to Wilson Park right here in Wentworth Falls (2 minutes drive)
Wentworth Falls has a great lawn bowls green and clubhouse and casual players are welcome. If you've never played before they have an introductory round every Sunday morning. Like the Tennis Courts the Bowling Club is adjacent to Wilson Park just a 2 minute drive (or 20 minute stroll) away.
Whatever the season this is undoubtedly one of Australia's most spectacular gardens. There are twelve and a half acres of European-style grounds perched right on the edge of the vast Australian bushland beyond. The property affords some simply breaktaking views over the Jamison Valley and features amazing stone walls, winding paths, terraces, glades, pools & fountains. You're welcome to bring a picnic into the gardens and during spring and summer it's a hard spot to beat! For more information including admission charges visit their website.
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden
This is the Cool Climate Garden of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney. Perched 1000 metres above sea level the picturesque grounds boast a vast array of plantings plus expansive views across the valleys and ranges of the northern Blue Mountains. An onsite restaurant is ideally situated to take advantage of those views. You'll also find lots of interesting interpretive displays on the areas history plus that of the Wollemi Pine - one of the world's oldest and rarest plants.
‘Windyridge’, ‘Nooroo’ and 'Breenhold' are names which hold a special place in the hearts of many gardeners. They're just a few of the simply spectacular gardens and estates of the Mount Wilson area. If you're visiting during Spring & Autumn make sure you take time out to explore this magical part of the mountains. If you've got any time left in the day, head a little further along Bells Line to Kurrajong Heights where you'll find a property called Fernbrook - a truly stunning woodland garden.
Wentworth Falls Lake (5mins)
Wentworth Falls Lake
Originally built as a reservoir for the first steam trains travelling to Wentworth Falls, the lake is now a picturesque and well equipped recreational park. With sheltered electric barbeques, picnic tables, play equipment for the kids and easy walking trails it is perfect for relaxing during the warmer months of Spring & Summer.
Fantastic Aussie Tours
Friendly and knowledgable staff plus excellent value passes make Fantastic Aussie Tours a great touring choice. They run day trips to Jenolan Caves and can also arrange packages for wildnerness walks and abseiling as well. Their double decker 'Explorer' Buses run an hourly hop-on hop-off circuit of the main attractions of Leura, Katoomba plus the clifftops and valleys circuit around cliff drive (excellent views over Jamison & Megalong Valleys).
4 Wheel Drive Tours
The Blue Mountains are home to some truly amazing natural environments including wild bushland and National Parks, rolling rural valleys and State forests. If you long to really 'get out amongst it' travelling by four wheel drive will take you to many special places that the average tourist will not experience. You'll find operators who offer half and full day passenger tours and tag-a-longs if you have your own vehicle.
Guided Wilderness Walks
Taking part in a guided walk is a fantastic way to learn more about the amazing environment and history of this remarkable World Heritage Listed Wildnerness. Tread Lightly Eco Tours operate fully guided bushwalks specialising in the environmental and the cultural aspects of the Blue Mountains. If you're looking for a more serious 'trek' check out Blue Mountains Guides. If you're interested in an experiential exploration of the regions Aboriginal Heritage Blue Mountains Walkabout is a 'must do' tour.
The National Parks & Wildlife Service also operate a series of guided walks as part of their Discovery program.
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours
For something completely different why not take part in one of these unique tours. You'll experience firsthand the myths, legends and ghost stories behind some of the Blue Mountains best known landmarks. Visit Blue Mountains Mystery Tours website.
The Avenue (Off Falls Road) Wentworth
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