The Blue Mountains is Sydney's mecca for anyone interested in the outdoors. Climbers, canyoners, campers & hikers are all well served here. Thousands of tourists come up here and on the weekend thousands of daytrippers from Sydney. There are a few towns scattered along the highway and the local population is a mix of hippies & bogans. Katoomba is the main town and has a few decent pubs to drink ..
Given the chance to walk just one trail in the Blue Mountains most will choose this. It is a majestic walk along the cliff face from Wentworth Falls to Empress Falls. Start at either the Wentworth Falls Picnic Area on Falls Rd or The Conservation Hut on Fletcher St both in Wentworth Falls town. It is a 3 hour walk depending on the trail you choose but the Overcliff Walk is highly recommended. Y ..
Very popular walking track. Park near Echo Point, the most famous lookout in the Blue Mountains. From here walk out to The Three Sisters and then down the Giant Stairway to Federal Pass. Turn right and follow Federal Pass to Scenic World. From here you can take a gondola back up to the top for about $20. Otherwise walk up the steep Furber Steps to the clifftop and back around to Echo Point pass ..
Walk past the cemetery and about 2 hours on there is a swing bridge over the river. You will reach a lodge where you can stay overnight for $45. It is best to book ahead here (sixfoottrackecolodge.com). Lots of facilities here including campground and pizza for $20. You can continue on from here to several tracks most notably the 6 ft track.
Highlights of the multi day walks here are Mt Solitary, The 6 ft Track, Pierces Pass, The Glowworm Tunnel in Newnes & The Grose Valley. If you are camping out in the Blue Mountains pick up a Locator Beacon from either the National Parks Office in Blackheath or the Katoomba or Springwood Police Stations. They are free.
Little bit hard to find the trail here in a couple of sections. Park on Railway Prd which is off Tollgate Dr in Linden. You should find the trail just around the start of the road. Follow the trail north behind the houses until there is a clear path on your left. This is Paradise Walking track. Follow this track to the fork then turn right.
Turn off Chifley Rd just east of the rail line. The turnoff is marked Zig Zag Tunnel 1 Road Access. Stay on this road til you get to the locked gate and turn left onto the dirt road. Turn right and follow this road parallel to the railway tracks until you reach a 3 way intersection. Turn right and you will find this great swimming hole. You can jump into the water from surrounding cliffs.
About 1 1/2 hours out of Katoomba. West along The Great Western Hwy and then south along the beautiful Jenolan Caves Rd. Nettle Cave and The Devils Coachhouse are free. Guided tours of incredible 'show caves' are $42 to $55. Lucas Cave is the most popular and probably the most spectacular. There are some 'adventure cave' tours available, The Plughole starts with a 10m abseil and is $120. On Wed ..
>This is a walkin campground and is a bit of a mission to get to. From Lithgow follow State Mine Gully Rd north until it becomes Glowworm Tunnel Rd. Keep following Glowworm Tunnel Rd making sure to stay right after Bungleboori Picnic area. Turn right at the end of the pine plantation into Eastern Boundary Rd. Turn left at the second intersection at a large clearing. Then turn right at the first ..