Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
The perfect 3 days itinerary

The Blue Mountains is a rugged region west of Sydney in Australia’s New South Wales. Known for dramatic scenery, it encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens. The Blue Mountains is a world heritage site and home to the Three Sisters rock formation. The region is also known for its Aboriginal heritage, with numerous ancient rock paintings and sites of significance.

What to do in Blue Mountains?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Blue Mountains. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Discover the Majestic Blue Mountains

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Three Sisters, an iconic rock formation representing three sisters who, according to Aboriginal legend, were turned to stone. The lookout at Echo Point offers stunning views of the formation and the surrounding valley.

Afternoon

Head to Scenic World, where you can ride the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world, or take the Scenic Skyway for panoramic views of the mountains. Explore the Scenic Walkway, a 2.4km trail through the ancient rainforest.

Evening

Return to your accommodation and relax. Enjoy a hearty meal at a local restaurant.


Day 2: Explore the Aboriginal Heritage and Local Flora

Morning

Visit the Waradah Aboriginal Centre to learn about the rich Aboriginal culture and history of the region. Watch a traditional dance performance and browse the gallery of Aboriginal art.

Afternoon

Head to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, home to a vast collection of plants from the cooler southern hemisphere. Explore the garden's various sections, including the Rock Garden, the Bog Garden, and the Proteaceae Garden.

Evening

Enjoy a peaceful evening at your accommodation or explore the local village and its offerings.


Day 3: Adventure and Wildlife

Morning

Embark on a guided bushwalk through the Blue Mountains National Park. Discover hidden waterfalls, stunning lookouts, and diverse flora and fauna.

Afternoon

Visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can get up close with Australia's native animals, including kangaroos, koalas, and a variety of bird species.

Evening

Return to your accommodation and relax. Reflect on the amazing experiences and memories you've made during your trip to the Blue Mountains.


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