Can we go to the Blue Mountains now?

Can we go to the Blue Mountains now?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/11/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

The Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most spectacular natural landscapes. From Katoomba and Wentworth’s towering falls to the remarkable Three Sisters and through to the uber fun Scenic World, there is a reason why Sydneysiders, Aussie tourists and international travellers all adore the Blue Mountains!

You will be stoked to know that yes, you can most certainly visit the Blue Mountains now! You can experience all the joy and wonder that make the Blue Mountains such a stunningly beautiful place and one that should be on every traveller’s must-see list.

Here are some of the experiences that await your arrival:

The Three Sisters

There is no rock formation in the world quite like the Three Sisters, and this is partly why it’s such a sacred site to the Katoomba people. This majestic trio of sandstone formations is all the more enchanting because of the Dreaming lore that accompanies it.

Taught to school kids around the country and becoming even more fascinating as you get older, the Three Sisters is said to be that of three sisters from the Katoomba tribe, who an elder cast in sandstone to stop three brothers of the warring Nepean tribe from kidnapping them.

Unfortunately, the elder was killed in the ensuing conflict, and there the Three Sisters – Gunnedoo, Meehni and Wimlah – stand to this day…

The waterfalls

Australia is a land that is no stranger to wondrous waterfalls. From Kakadu to Cairns’ Waterfall Circuit, our land is replete with flowing cascades that end up in tranquil valleys.

The Blue Mountains, naturally, is no exception, being home to two of Australia’s most impressive falls: Katoomba and Wentworth. Hike your way around to these ever-amazing cascades, with both providing their own uniquely superb geological features!

Scenic World

If there is one place in Australia that perfectly harmonises nature and thrill-seeking, it has to be Scenic World. This uber-fun adventure park is designed to get your blood pumping, with high altitude rides and steep descents just the tip of a very adrenaline-exhilarating experience!

Be sure to jump on the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest passenger railway, as well as the Scenic Skyway, a cableway which carries you a cheeky 270 m above the valley floor and, oh, it’s completed with a glass bottom!

But, perhaps heart-pumping action isn’t for you, in which case there are many incredibly tranquil spots throughout the mountains to have a lovely picnic, too…

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.