Blue Mountains National Park

Summary

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of the most popular in Australia. 81kms west of Sydney, it boasts more than 140kms of walking tracks with spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Parent Regions

Easy
500 m return
15 mins

Anvil Rock

A nice walk if you are in the area, and worth doing before Pulpit Rock lookout. This walk is not as busy as many of the other lookout walks in the area. The view across the valley is fantastic. The lookout makes a great place for a picnic lunch, and the lack of crowds makes it that much more attractive

Medium
10 km return
2 hrs

Blue Gum Swamp

A circuit which consists of Shaws Ridge to the east and Springwood Ridge on the west. The trail descends into the valley which separates the two ridges through an area known as Blue Gum Swamp.

Medium
500 m return
20 mins

Blue Pool Track

This short, pleasant walk, starts close to the Glenbrook entrance of the Blue Mountains National Park. The walk follows a staircase and track down to Blue Pool. The blue colouring of the water can vary in intensity, depending on water and weather conditions. A popular swimming hole, this creek is particularly dangerous after rain, take care when swimming.

Easy
1.4 km return
1 hr

Bridal Veil View Lookout

A short walk to Bridal Veil View Lookout and back. Most of the walk is along a section of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

Very Easy
400 m return
10 mins

Echo Point Lookout

A short walk through Echo Park to Echo Point Lookout (Queen Elizabeth Lookout) on Echo Point. Iconic view of the Three Sisters.

Medium
4.2 km one-way
2.5 hrs

Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway

For a memorable day out in famous Blue Mountains National Park that takes in renowned views, try the easy walking track from Echo Point lookout to Scenic World via Giant Stairway. Pack a picnic and round up the family for a day of magnificent sights, fresh mountain air and unique history on this iconic walk.

Gaze at the scenic vista before descending the valley via the 800-plus steel and stone steps, originally constructed in 1909. Marvel at the fabulous Three Sisters from the ground up. From here it’s an easy stroll along Federal Pass to Katoomba Falls.

Arriving at Scenic World, you might be tempted to ride the historic Scenic Railway to the cliff top. Originally built in the 1880s to carry coal, it’s the steepest railway of its kind in the world and tilts at a whopping 52 degrees. Just remember, the last train up is at 4.50pm, so give yourself plenty of time to reach the station.

Very Easy
200 m return
10 mins

Evans Lookout

A brilliant introduction to the wonders of Blue Mountains National Park, Evans lookout offers breathtaking views over Grose Valley. Located near Blackheath, it’s a perfect day trip from Sydney, and a great base for adventurous bushwalkers who want to get amongst it.

Take in the clear mountain air as you unpack the picnic hamper. You’ll be able to see the line of Govetts Creek winding its way through the expansive valley floor.

Hard

Faulconbridge to Glenbrook via Lost World

One of the many routes through the Blue Labyrinth, the two-day walk from Faulconbridge to Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains combines tracks along Sassafras and Glenbrook Creeks with sweeping views from Lost World Lookout. It's a varied walk with lots of potential camping sites.

Medium
4 km one-way
90 mins

Govetts Leap to Pulpit Rock

There is nothing more interesting than taking a remarkable walk to Pulpit Rock. The area offers magnificent scenery beyond the cliff line surrounding the Grose Valley. Most of the views are coming from the Griffiths Taylor Wall, the Evans Lookout and the Govetts Leap. You will get to see amazing section of coastline and heath land which makes Pulpit Rock an interesting place to explore

Medium
6 km return
3 hrs

Grand Canyon Track

“Creeks, waterfalls and spectacular views are just some of the things that make this walk really great.”

Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants line the awesome Grand Canyon track near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. The historic loop track takes you into the heart of this World Heritage-listed landscape. It's an intimate and adventurous track which walkers have trodden since 1907.

Setting out from Evans lookout, the well-shaded track meanders through luscious native vegetation of ferns and golden wattles, and remains close to Greaves Creek, all of which combine to make this a particularly good walk for the summer months. Shorten the loop by leaving a second car at the Evans Lookout Road entrance or spend the day and stop for lunch at the nearby picnic area before returning to the lookout.

Although there are loads of semi-ledges which make up this challenging walk, you don’t need specialist hiking or abseiling equipment, so comfortable walking shoes are all you’ll need to get out there and explore.