3 Amazing Things To See And Do In The Blue Mountains

What type of getaway do you prefer? Do you like seeing amazing natural formations and being awestruck by its beauty?  Are you the kind of person who loves to hike? Or are you the kind who loves to just head downtown and check out the sites and shops?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, the Blue Mountains in Australia just may be the right place for you. No matter what your idea of fun is, The Blue Mountains can supply it. Below are just a few activities that you can be sure to enjoy during your trip there…

See The Three Sisters

Three Sisters (Australia)Hiking through the mountains and see amazing formations that just take your breath away can be quite a humbling experience. Pair those surreal natural formations with local myths and legends; you could have quite the experience. Well you’re in luck because The Three Sisters is just such a place. Perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Blue Mountains, the Sisters stand tall and proud overlooking the Jamison Valley which has been attracting hikers, campers, and tourists for countless numbers of years.

According to Aboriginal legend, what is now the formation were three sisters named Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo who were turned to stone as protection during a tribal battle. They couldn’t be turned back to human form, as was the plan, because the witch doctor that did it was killed during the battle.

Go for a bushwalk

If you enjoy hiking, then you’ll be totally satisfied here. Perfect for a Blue Mountain day tour and in some cases overnight camping, the mountain range offers several different bushwalks to go on. The skill level required for the walks totally varies depending on which you choose, and they range from easy (even wheelchair accessible) to experienced, where you can’t even go unless there are three in your group.

Whether you want to watch birds, visit rainforests, go camping, have a picnic, – there’s something for everyone. So if you want to hike, check out the bushwalks.

Visit Katoomba proper

Finally, if mountain passes and hiking isn’t your thing, but you enjoy downtown life, the town of Katoomba is going to be exactly what you’re looking for. An old town, Katoomba has a variety of architecture to be seen, from it’s old 1800’s Victorians to its more modern futuristic structures. Katoomba also offers an art walk were you come face to face with many world famous murals and paintings from around the world.

Not quite into the arts? No worries! Katoomba offers plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants for you to spend your money in! You can also find some really great picnic spots to get some food and take it somewhere else to enjoy.

So regardless of what you’d like to get out of a getaway, the Blue Mountains in New South Wales has a little bit of everything for you to enjoy. Whether you want to hike or just walk through the cultured streets, a trip to Katoomba could be just what you need!

 

Guest Author: Rick Lind is a travel enthusiast who spends his time traveling the globe. When Rick finds some free time he enjoys blogging about different travel destinations as well as the different cultures he experiences.
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