Tips & Articles

27
December
2017

Exploring the Blue Lake in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are one of Australia’s top tourist attractions, unfolding out in a majestic show of soaring peaks and lush, green valleys. Throughout them, there are plenty of natural wonders to feast your eyes on, like the Jenolan area that sits in the middle of it all. In this part of the country, there is a rich history that characterises the natural scenes, complete with centuries-old trees and wild hiking trails that weave through the landscape. Perhaps the most famous part at the heart of the Blue Mountains are the Jenolan caves, which date back 340 million years. The […]

   
  
23
November
2017

Aboriginal Rock Engravings at the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains provide a picturesque escape from the busy streets of Sydney. Here, Australia’s natural beauty is in full bloom, with lush greenery and velvet peaks that dip and soar across the horizon. As well as a vibrant display of wildlife and pretty scenery, the area is home to a rich and lengthy Aboriginal history. Throughout the landscape, there are numerous Indigenous sites that formed an important part of life for the local tribes. Today, these sites provide an insight into the area’s history, as they are still flecked with centuries-old rock paintings. Within the Blue Mountains, there are […]

   
  
17
October
2017

Places to Stay in the Blue Mountains: Katoomba YHA

The Blue Mountains are one of Australia’s most mesmerising attractions, boasting lush green forests, charming villages, and soaring peaks that cast an impressive silhouette against the skyline. Katoomba is one of the main towns in the mountains, encompassing a range of delicious restaurants, boutique stores, and fascinating museums and art galleries. The YHA sits in the centre of Katoomba, providing a great-value accommodation option for visitors passing through. Set inside a historic, natural trust-listed, art deco building, the YHA showcases modern facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a large and comfortable kitchen, and a selection of different rooms to suit every kind […]

   
  
25
September
2017

Things to Do in Wentworth Falls

The Blue Mountains boasts an incredible scenery of soaring peaks and velvet green valleys. Exploring this region exposes visitors to an extraordinary amount of natural beauty, including numerous species of plant and animal life. There are plenty of charming towns dotted throughout the Blue Mountains, one of which is Wentworth Falls. This quaint little hotspot is thought to be one of the most beautiful places to explore in the region, promising picturesque bushwalks, cultural activities and a hearty dose of history to go with it. The town originally began life as Weatherboard, because it was named after the Weatherboard Hut […]

   
  
22
August
2017

Experiencing the Three Sisters from Echo Point

The Blue Mountains unfold in a flurry of soft greenery and dipping valleys, providing the perfect escape from busy city life. Throughout the region, there are plenty of exceptional lookout points that promise breath-taking views across some of Australia’s most incredible scenery. Echo Point is a popular lookout, sitting pretty on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug people. It teeters on the edge of the escarpment in Katoomba and boasts stunning views across the ancient Jamison Valley and, more prominently, the iconic natural structure of the Three Sisters. Here, you can not only look out onto one of […]

   
  
26
July
2017

The Eclectic Wildlife of the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains offer the perfect countryside escape from the bustling city life of Sydney. Bathed in a mountainous glow and boasting a jaw-dropping landscape of velvet peaks and fairytale valleys, the region is home to some of Australia’s most loved animals. The Animals of the Blue Mountains There are a huge number of furry critters that roam the scenery of the Blue Mountains, many of which are nocturnal. That being said, there is still plenty of opportunity to see some of Australia’s most iconic creatures in this region, including the kangaroo, wallaby, and koalas, who kick back and relax […]

   
  
8
June
2017

Things to See and Do at Wentworth Falls

Set in the heart of the stunning Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls is one of the most picturesque towns in the region. From its charming confines, there are numerous bushwalks that take you through the surrounding landscape, taking it spectacular natural wonders and fascinating landmarks. The town itself dates back to 1814, when it was originally called Weatherboard after the Weatherboard Hut. Just one year later it was renamed Jamison’s Valley and, in 1867, the very first historic railway journey through the Blue Mountains departed from Penrith station. The name wasn’t changed to Wentworth Falls until 1879, when it was named […]

   
  
25
April
2017

The Surreal Charm of the Blue Lake

The Blue Mountains sprawl out in a magical display of velvet peaks and dipping valleys, just like something out of a fairytale. And, in the heart of it all, tucked away from prying eyes, is the Jenolan area. This part of the country oozes a more primitive vibe with a deep, dark history that’s still imbued in the ancient trees and rugged hiking trails. The most famous part of the Jenolan area are its caves, which have been around for more than 340 million years. As you can imagine with a history this extensive, there are plenty of stories to […]

   
  
4
April
2017

River Cruise from Homebush Bay to Circular Quay

Finish your trip to the Blue Mountains in style with a river cruise that takes you from Homebush Bay to Circular Quay in Sydney. While you glide along the sparkling waters, you can marvel at the natural beauty of the region from a different perspective, and learn more about the history and unique stories of the region via a live commentary. As you go, look out for picturesque waterside suburbs and iconic Sydney attractions, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Why Take a River Cruise The traffic during rush hour in Sydney’s centre is busy and […]

   
  
3
March
2017

Riding The Scenic Railway in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains unfold in a show of velvet greenery and stunning scenery. In the heart of it all, you’ll find Scenic World, a popular attraction that gives you the chance to see the landscape from a different perspective. The Scenic Railway is one of the key attractions at Scenic World. Weaving its way through the lush undergrowth above the Jamison Valley, it chugs up a 52-degree incline, making it the steepest passenger railway in the world. Back in 2013, the attraction underwent a huge, award-winning renovation, which sees it now offering glass-roofed carriages for even better views over the […]