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Best things to do in Blue Mountains

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Scenic Lookout
“Cable car, steep rack railway ride, history info while you walk the boardwalk in the temperate rainforest at valley floor level.”
72 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The iconic Three Sisters is a beautiful place to visit with sweeping views across the mountains. If you’re up for a walk take the giant stairway and follow the signs to Fuber Stairs. You won’t be disappointed.”
60 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Art gallery with evolving exhibitions, a permanent local Blue Mountains interactive display, a good view and a decent coffee shop. Worthwhile especially if the weather is not cooperating”
55 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Find out about the Wollemi Pine (dinosaur tree). Beautiful range of garden styles to wander around. Good for kids to run and be free. School holiday activities too. Free entry. Great cafe with long, long views.”
37 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Views for forever over the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park. Waterfall. park for free at lookout. Start to many bushwalks including Grand Canyon walk”
48 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“f you would like a leisurely day the shopping strip at Leura will keep you entertained for hours and great cafes too, Leura Garage is great for lunch and dinner”
40 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Whilst this cinema has upgraded its technology the charm of the old days flickers remains. Interesting program and their hand scooped ice cream and homemade cakes are delicious. Tea is served in a cup! ”
57 locals recommend
“Best pizza's in the Blue Mountains. Fun, relaxed bar with tasting beer paddles to enjoy with your pizza.”
40 locals recommend
“I love catching up with friends in the lounge room. Especially in winter when the fire is roaring.”
53 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
“Blue Mountains is beautiful - any time of the year (fairly cold in winter - mid May-mid August), but it is worth it, amazing place. There is also Jenolan Caves.”
44 locals recommend
“I recommend you do the earliest tour so as to avoid the larger groups that arrive by bus. Drive carefully and slow down to avoid the precious Wildlife on the road. ”
40 locals recommend
“Tour the limestone caves and see Blue Lake. Great rural drive out there too”
38 locals recommend
“Iconic Leura Mall has a fabulous range of shops, cafes and places to check out! The main street is ablaze with cherry blossom in springtime.”
39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“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. Katoomba, a major town in the area, borders Blue Mountains National Park and its bushwalking trails. Echo Point affords views of the storied Three Sisters sandstone rock formation.”
24 locals recommend
“My favorite coffee, Campos - nice and strong. Good food, pricey for the mountains but good quality.”
36 locals recommend
“It's one of the most ruggedly beautiful places in the world (and I've sen many of them!)”
18 locals recommend