Blue Mountains City Council:
The Blue Mountains City Council is based in Katoomba, New South Wales, and serves 26
townships in a local government area of 1433 square kilometres. The townships are situated
from 50 to 120 km west of Sydney, within 1,000 square kilometres of World Heritage listed
The Blue Mountains is never short of things to see and do. Whether you are a local
resident or an international visitor, the Blue Mountains has something for everyone.
Blue Mountains Info:
Directory of information about The City within a World Heritage National Park.
Each town in the Blue Mountains region is filled with history, sights, culture and
community spirit. You can also see where they all are on this interactive map.
Mountains Photo Gallery:
A gallery of photographs showing some of the waterfalls, canyons, flora and cliffs around
the Blue Mountains region.
An elevated plateau, dissected by rugged gorges and cliffs, separating the port of Sydney
from the rich farming land of the west and towering cliffs separating mineral deposits
from the ridge-top main railway route meant a lot of work for pioneering railway
engineers. Now tourists can relive some of that history.
The most direct approach to the Blue Mountains is via the M4 Motorway, leading you from
Sydney to the foot of the Mountains at Lapstone; or use the Bells Line of Road via Windsor
and Richmond as an alternate route. Trains to the Blue Mountains leave Sydneys
Central Station hourly departing from Countrylink platforms.
Explore quality up-to-date information on the many businesses, community activities and
attractions within one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Located less than two hour's drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains offer a natural
wonderland of untamed bush, spectacular rock formations and native wildlife.
Blackheath is most famous for its annual Rhododendron Festival held in November each year.
Blaxland is around 40 minutes drive from Katoomba and 10 minutes from Penrith.
Echo Point Holiday Villas and Cottages offer 5 self contained villas and 3 country
cottages central to the spectacular Three Sisters in Katoomba. Echo Point is situated less
than an hour from Jenolan Caves.
Jenolan Caves Guide:
Jenolan is more than just caves, as Rob (your guide) points out.
General information to help you get the best out of your visit to the Jenolan, Wombeyan,
Abercrombie and Borenore Caves.
The main benefit of travelling by train is that you sit high on the ridge and have the
best view of the Blue Mountains on the two hour trip from Sydney to Katoomba. Be sure to
sit in the upstairs section and on the left as you approach Glenbrook Gorge.
Leura is situated in the upper Blue Mountains close to some of the finest scenery and
bushwalks. From easily reached look-outs the view extends over hundreds of kilometers of
The City of Lithgow is situated on the western slopes of the Blue Mountains. about 2 hours
drive from Sydney. Lithgow is at an altitude of 900 metres and enjoys warm summer days and
occasional snowfalls in Winter.
Little Hartley Walkabout:
One of the most pleasant day trips from Sydney is the journey to the historic villages of
Hartley and Little Hartley.
The Megalong Australian Heritage Centre is regarded as the Outback Ranch in the Mountains
-- it's rugged with majestic sandstone cliffs and the winding Cox's River, yet is serene
and tranquil with its vast stretches of beautiful pastureland and pristine wilderness
Megalong Valley offers some of the best horse riding adventures available in Australia
with many venues offering rides for beginners through to experienced riders. To get to the
Megalong Valley, simply turn off the Great Western Highway at the Blackheath railway
crossing and you are on your way to adventure.
Mount Victoria is at the top of the Blue Mountains and hosts many historic buildings. Step
back in time as you enter this wonderful little Blue Mountains Village.
Oberon is the gateway to the Jenolan Caves and the beautiful Kanangra Boyd National Park.
Wentworth Falls is one of the most beautiful towns within the Blue Mountains offering
possibly the most spectacular bushwalks and views.
Fancy a round of golf in the Blue Mountains? Try this 18 hole, par 70 course and enjoy
picturesque fairways lined with a mixture of native and European flora.