Blue Mountains Weather: What To Expect In Each Season

Blue Mountains Weather: What To Expect In Each Season

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/01/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Throughout the year, the Blue Mountains is an ideal destination for spending a day exploring.

The Blue Mountains is a magnificent national park filled with awe inspiring views, waterfalls, and a variety of Aussie wildlife. Located about a two hour journey from Sydney, you can reach it by hiring a car, booking a tour, or catching the train on the Blue Mountains Line.

Summer

Many consider summer (December to February) to be the best time to visit the Blue Mountains due to the great weather and a range of outdoor activities. The temperature can range between 22 to 30 degrees Celsius, occasionally reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.

– Scenic World

Visiting Scenic World in summer provides clear skies to enjoy the stunning views of Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters, and Wentworth Falls. Scenic World has three rides that you can do, along with a walkway through Jamison Valley.

Autumn

Autumn (March to May) offers a unique experience with leaves turning orange and red, brightening the towns. Expect crowds eager to witness the foliage, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 29 degrees Celsius and minimal rainfall.

– Bushwalking

Continue seeing the colours of autumn and take up some bushwalking. Join a walking tour filled with outstanding walks and food along the way.

The region offers numerous trails ranging in different lengths and difficulty. Some of the most popular tracks in the Blue Mountains include the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Wentworth Falls Lookout, and the Three Sisters Walk.

Winter

Winter (June to August) sees cooler temperatures, with days to be around 5 degrees Celsius. While fewer travellers visit during this time, it offers cheaper accommodation rates compared to peak seasons. So, if you’re looking for some money to save and are keen to visit the Blue Mountains, winter is your answer.

– Yulefest

Australia doesn’t get to celebrate a cold winter Christmas like what we see in the movies. But we can experience a Christmas in July to celebrate Yulefest, complete with lights, trees, and delicious food.

Spring

Spring (September to November) is another popular time to visit, offering ideal weather for outdoor adventures. Temperatures range between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius and you can expect up to seven days of rainfall.

– Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is the place to be when the flowers start blooming in spring. The Garden is free to visit and gives you the chance to see the local fauna and other fascinating imported and cool climate plants. Ideally, you will want to spend around three hours exploring the 28 hectare land and to see the individual gardens.

Throughout the year, the Blue Mountains are a wonderful place to visit. Consider taking up a Blue Mountains tour and experience stunning landscapes and tasting the delicious food all within a day.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.