Top Towns to Visit in the Blue Mountains

Top Towns to Visit in the Blue Mountains

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/11/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

There are heaps of charming towns nestled within the expansive Blue Mountains.

You may be surprised to learn that there are 27 towns nestled within the Blue Mountains. So, which ones should you visit? They each offer a unique charm, but here are five of the top towns to visit in the Blue Mountains.

  1. Katoomba

One of the most popular towns to visit in the Blue Mountains is Katoomba. This is because it is home to some of the top attractions in the Blue Mountains.

Don’t miss the lookout at Echo Point to see the iconic Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley. There are plenty of walking paths and lookout spots to explore and take photos of the incredible scenery.

Another attraction worth checking out is Scenic World. There are three rides to choose from that offer different experiences and viewpoints of the mountains. The Scenic Skyway takes you from one clifftop to another, boasting incredible views of Katoomba Falls. The Scenic Cableway takes you on a scenic journey from the clifftop to the forest floor down below. The Scenic Railway is a thrilling option that zooms down the hill towards the forest floor. Once you’ve arrived at the bottom of the valley, there are gorgeous boardwalks to stroll.

  1. Leura

Leura is another popular town to stop in while visiting the Blue Mountains. There are heaps of activities to enjoy here including hiking, biking and wine tasting. Many people visit Leura during the summer because of the lively festival and other activities that happen during this time.

You can immerse yourself in nature by visiting the Leura Cascades. The cascades are easily accessible on a walk along Leura Creek. Just follow the boardwalk until you reach the mesmerising cascades.

  1. Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls is a charming town full of cafes, breathtaking views and a waterfall. Start your morning in the town by grabbing a coffee and a tasty pastry from one of the many cafes. Take a short drive to Kings Tableland to admire breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains. Then, head to the towering Wentworth Falls.

  1. Glenbrook

There are heaps of reasons to visit Glenbrook, from scenic bush walks to the town’s fascinating history.

If you enjoy a good movie, catch a film at the Glenbrook Cinema. Outside of the cinema you’ll find a horse trough that dates back to World War I. There is also a native plant reserve that you can explore on the weekends.

  1. Blackheath

Located high up in the Blue Mountains is the welcoming town of Blackheath. This is the perfect town for vintage and antique lovers. One of the most popular shops is the Victory Theatre Antique Centre and Cafe.

When you’re not browsing antiques, be sure to take in the views of the Blue Mountains. You’re sure to see some incredible scenery from high up on the mountains.

These are just a few of the towns located in the Blue Mountains. Regardless of which towns you visit, we can guarantee you’ll have an unforgettable time!

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.