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Day Trips – NSW

In Australia we are surrounded by many natural wonders, many of them right on our back doorstep. So we decided to review a different spot in a different state every month so that you and your family can enjoy the wonders of Australia.

Around an hour and a half outside of Sydney you can find the picturesque Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are well known for the bushwalks and amazing scenery and it is also a great place to go for a day trip.

There are 2 ways to get to the Blue Mountains, both as scenic as each other. Taking the M4 out of Sydney, it will only take you 90 minutes to get into the heart of Katoomba. Or if you would like to take a more scenic route it is best to travel up Bells Line Road through the Hawkesbury, passing through Leura and Katoomba.

The Blue Mountains has a range of activities for people of all ages to do. From bushwalks, to glow worm tunnel tours, to shopping and the local festivals that are held in Katoomba and the surrounding towns there is always something happening!

The first stop should be the Three Sisters located at Echo Point in Katoomba. The Three Sisters are an unusual rock formation and is considered the most spectacular landmark of the Blue Mountains, visited by millions of people each year. There is a family friendly 1km walk that takes roughly 30 minutes to complete and guides you through the beautiful Australian bush to a better viewing platform of the 3 sisters.

After the 3 sisters, head to Scenic World where you can ride the steepest incline railway in the world! Along with the railway, you can travel on the Skyway which is suspended 270 metres about the forest below or take the Cableway down to the forest floor to do some bush walking.

The bush walks along the forest floor are on elevated boardwalks, allowing for everyone in the family to walk along with ease and experience the wonders that are found in the forest. Along the walkway, you can explore the coal mining history of the Blue Mountains and see the replica miners hut that has been constructed. The boardwalk also allows for animals living in the forest to walk around freely and for the forest to continue growing and evolving.

You can pick up lunch at the restaurant at Scenic World or head into Katoomba where you can stroll up the main street to find some lunch at one of the many amazing cafes and pubs. The main street in Katoomba also is a great place to do some shopping for quirky items and souviners.

Maybe you’d like to stop by the chocolate factory before you head home and pick up some hand-crafted chocolate – what a sweet way to finish the day.

If you need the perfect family car to get away to the Blue Mountains for the weekend, call us on 1300 000 PRO (776) or send us an email at

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