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3 Days in the Blue Mountains: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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The Blue Mountains offer a unique opportunity to explore Australia’s natural beauty and historic past without having to travel the distance. Spend a day visiting the park and its attractions, another wandering the streets of Katoomba and Leura and round out the stay with a bit of adventure.

Day 1: Explore Mother Nature

Pack a lunch and start the day with an easy hike from Leura Cascades to Bridal Veil Falls, where stunning views of natural waterfalls provide a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing picnic. Next, embark on the more challenging Echo Point Trail, where a Giant Stairway leads to the valley where Three Sisters stands. After a long and exhausting day in the park, hop about the Katoomba Scenic Railway, which provides free rides for hikers back to the plateau.

Day 2: Head into Town

Start your day in Leura, a town nicknamed “The Jewel of the Mountain’s Crown”. Enjoy breakfast at one of Leura Mall’s cafes, then wander through the high-end shops and local galleries that line its halls. Next, head into town and explore the private gardens that line this historic town’s idyllic streets and stop by the Toy and Railway Museum. Make the short journey to nearby Katoomba and catch a documentary about Blue Mountains National Park at the Edge Cinema before checking out the Explorers Marked Tree, where early discoverers carved their initials into its trunk and limbs.

Day 3: Get a Taste of Adventure

Finish a Blue Mountains stay with a bit of adventure. After exploring the easy-to-access passages of Jenolan Caves, take the Plughole Tour. This physically demanding excursion includes steep climbs and rapid ascents that will challenge even the most dedicated climber.

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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah Aboriginal Centre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Go sightseeing in the Blue Mountains on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Your hop-on hop-off pass is valid for three days and stops at 29 convenient locations, ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $34.86

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

4.5 star rating: Recommended 625 Reviews

Discover the beautiful wilderness on Sydney's doorstep on a day trip to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views over the Megalong ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $121.13

Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Hike

Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a small-group day hike departing from Wentworth Falls. Follow remote bush tracks through lush rainforest and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.07

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Reviews

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Mountains on a full-day, small-group tour from Sydney. See highlights including the Three Sisters as you soar ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.42

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 122 Reviews

Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided walk to Wentworth ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.50

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

Enjoy a trip through the scenic Blue Mountains and admire the otherworldly beauty of the Jenolan Caves on a day tour from Sydney. Pass through the mountain ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.56

Blue Mountains Deluxe Small Group Eco Tour from Sydney

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

Head for the hills and experience the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains on this small group day trip from Sydney. Travel on a complete loop of the World ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.85

Blue Mountain Small-Group Day Hikes from Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney on a small-group hike in the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of this World Heritage-listed parkland ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $196.08

Private Tour: Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Featherdale Wildlife Park

Choose the luxury option and take a private tour of the Blue Mountains World Heritage region from Sydney. You’ll have an up-close encounter with Australian ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.26

2-Day Blue Mountains and Australian Wildlife with Overnight at Lilianfels Resort

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

If you can escape Sydney for more than one day, and are keen to explore the beautiful Blue Mountains, then this overnight tour staying at the luxury ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $413.94

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