• Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Blue Mountains Holidays

Blue Mountains holidays provide the ideal location for a family getaway and offer travellers the chance to experience peaceful nature-centric surroundings. Explore quaint towns and outstanding landscapes on your Blue Mountains family holiday, while being a mere two hours’ drive away from Sydney

Navigate fascinating walking tracks, discover the wildlife that inhabits the grand forests and bushland, seek out some of the region’s most impressive rock formations, and find wonders buried away in the depths of the underground caves. 

Not only does the Blue Mountains provide the perfect outdoor active holiday, it also has a wealth of luxuries, including secluded spas and fine-dining restaurants. To truly appreciate the natural beauty of the area, take to the skies by hopping on the world’s steepest incline railway at Scenic World. 

Blue Mountains holidays: filled to the brink with adventure

Adventure surrounds you in the Blue Mountains and travellers are free to take to the hundreds of walking trails that come complete with unspoilt scenery. 

Princes Rock Walk is great if you are looking to get impeccable views without having to do too much walking, as this easy 1.1 mile walk invites you to look over Wentworth Falls, Kings Tableland and Mount Solitary. More adventurous souls can stroll down the Six Foot Track. This trail is the original horse track from 1884, and offers a challenging three day hike that leads travellers from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.

You can’t take a trip to the Blue Mountains without exploring Australia’s Aboriginal culture. The fascinating history of the culture can be explored on various tours and by visiting the Three Sisters, who are said to watch over the land of the traditional country of the Aboriginal people. 

Extend your Blue Mountains vacation with one of our multi-centre holidays to really explore the wonders of Australia.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the unusual towering rock formation of the Three Sisters, which is one of Blue Mountains’ most iconic sites
  • Enjoy a scenic walk at Wentworth Falls and marvel at the breath-taking views and impressive waterfall’s 100 metre plunge
  • Slow down and take in the endless panoramas of the escarpment, wilderness and waterfalls at Scenic World
  • Meet some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife along your journey, including exotic birds, kangaroos, koala bears and wombats
  • Charlie, Destination Manager

    Charlie

    Destination Manager

    “When you’re exploring the Blue Mountains make sure you pack and wear trainers or walking shoes, as some of the walking routes are quite technical. It is also a good idea to take a few layers as it can be quite a lot cooler in the Blue Mountains than in Sydney.”

  • Lucy, Destination Specialist

    Lucy

    Destination Specialist

    “We recommend staying overnight, or for a few nights, at a Blue Mountains hotel rather than trying to do it as a day trip. It takes two hours to drive from Sydney, so planning is essential to ensure you get the most out of your trip to the Blue Mountains. Try to avoid visiting at the weekends as it can get very busy, making it harder to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the area.”

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Blue Mountains holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

  • Festival of Walking

    The Festival of Walking is an adventurous event that showcases the Greater Blue Mountains UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a month-long event that starts in mid-September, and outdoor enthusiasts and avid walkers are encouraged to take part in self-guided bushwalks and adventure walks with expert guides. If you love nature then consider joining in the fun - it is great for people of all ages, budgets and fitness levels. 

     

  • Blue Mountains Music Festival

    Take part in the 25th annual Blue Mountains Music Festival, which is set within the stunning location of Katoomba. This unique music festival is ideal for folk and blues music lovers who want three days of great live music. The festival is held every year in March and has over 100 performers taking to eight stages across the three days. 

     

  • Yulefest

    Get lost in a world full of winter wonderland fun with the Yulefest event in the Blue Mountains, which takes place in the month of December. This not to be missed event is hosted across various venues in the area, all of which offer traditional Christmas style celebrations. Keep yourself warm in front of log fires and enjoy some warm Blue Mountains hospitality, experience the exciting Christmas fairs. You can even take part in some merry singalongs for a perfect Blue Mountains Christmas holiday.