The Blue Mountains, one of the most beautiful natural regions of Australia, is located on the west of Sydney in New South Wales. The region covers many waterfalls, cliffs, gardens, and villages, which make it a highly popular tourist destination in Australia. The Greater Blue Mountains have also been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take a look at our pick of top 3 attractions in the area.
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Nestled amidst the breathtaking Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, at Mount Tomah, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is just an hour and 30 minutes drive from Sydney. Situated at 1,000 metres above sea level, it is Australia’s highest botanical garden. The garden is home to a stupendous collection of flora. There are various exciting activities here that you can choose from, including garden shuttle tours, free guided tours, Garden Safari for kids, Customised Group tours and much more.
The Three Sisters
Situated at Echo Point Katoomba, The Three Sisters is considered to be the most popular landmark of the Blue Mountains. Various Aboriginal legends are attributed to this magnificent landmark, which attracts countless visitors every year. This popular tourist attraction is basically a strange formation of rocks. Legend goes that these rocks were actually three sisters who turned into stone. The characteristics of The Three Sisters change throughout the day and seasons, depending upon the sunlight and weather, making the sight all the more mysterious and wonderful. This mesmerising landmark is accessible till 11 PM.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
For an exciting and fun-filled wildlife experience, visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. Located at Doonside, the wildlife park is around half an hour from Sydney’s Central Business District and lies on the way to the Blue Mountains. Spread across 7 acres of natural settings, Featherdale Wildlife Park boasts the largest collection of native Australian animals in the world. The park is open from 9 AM to 5 PM everyday and is home to more than 2,200 animals across 330 species. During your visit, you can feed the kangaroos, wallabies and emus at any time of the day. You also get the chance to pet and cuddle koalas. A couple of highlights are the Farmyard Nursery and the Ghost Bat & Bilby Nocturnal Exhibit.