Things to Do in the Blue Mountains

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From high-adrenaline adventures to peaceful bushwalks, the Blue Mountains have something for everyone. Browse our top tour categories below and find your perfect trip with Backpacker Deals.


Our Team’s Top Picks for the Blue Mountains

If you’re looking for the ultimate Blue Mountains travel guide to find all the best tours and attractions, look no further! As a passionate group of travellers, our team knows all the best things to do in the Blue Mountains. Check out our top picks below and allow us to help you find your dream Blue Mountains tour today!

Canyoning and Abseiling:

Delve into the heart of the Blue Mountains with our exhilarating canyoning and abseiling tours. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a complete beginner, you’re sure to find the perfect adventure to suit your needs. We have a range of tours to suit every skill level, offering a thrilling way to explore the region's rugged landscapes and hidden waterfalls.

Guided Day Trips:

Discover the Blue Mountains at a leisurely pace with our guided day trips! With a variety of walking tours, hiking trips, and more to choose from, these tours cover everything from historic tracks to scenic trails, making them perfect for history lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike! With a knowledgeable guide to lead the way, you’ll gain a wealth of insights into the area's rich history, unique geology, and diverse ecosystems.

Scenic Attractions:

Appreciate the deep beauty of the Blue Mountains and see the breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife that earned this national park a place on the world heritage list. Led by professional local guides, these spectacular scenic tours are designed to show you the best of the Blue Mountains. Throughout your tour, you’ll visit unbelievable photography spots and experience amazing sightseeing adventures, including scenic Skyrail rides, exciting bush walks, and idyllic river cruises.

4WD Adventures:

Head off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Blue Mountains with our exhilarating 4WD adventures. Filled with off-roading fun and truly incredible sights, these tours will give you an opportunity to explore some of the region’s lesser-known gems. From abandoned railways to enchanting glow worm caves, you’ll boldly go where no tour bus has gone before!

Wildlife Experiences:

Join our wildlife and nature tours and explore the Blue Mountains' native flora and fauna. These tours are great for both families and nature lovers, giving you a chance to encounter everything from colourful birds and luminous glow worms to rare tiger quolls and adorable fluffy gliders. 

Adventure Activities:

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, we have several adventure activities to try, including rock climbing, mountain biking, and zip-lining. These activities are designed to challenge your body and excite your mind, providing unforgettable experiences in one of the most stunning locations in the world.

Top Bucket List Activities to Do in the Blue Mountains in 2024

1. Jenolan Caves 4WD Adventure

Discover the world’s oldest cave system hidden away in the Blue Mountains with this guided 4WD day tour.

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2. Walking and Waterfalls Walk

Experience the incredible beauty of the Blue Mountains and take a guided walk through the region’s stunning wilderness and waterfalls.

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3. Small Group Blue Mountains Day Trip

Departing Sydney, this colourful day trip will take you on a guided adventure through the breathtaking wilderness and delightful scenery of Scenic World and the Blue Mountains.

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4. Blue Mountains Stargazing Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable night of stargazing and spot dazzling constellations dancing above you in the dark Blue Mountains sky.

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5. Serendipity Canyon Abseiling Tour

Go abseiling through Serendipity Canyon and surround yourself with the beautiful landscapes and unique wilderness of the Blue Mountains.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Blue Mountains?

The easiest way to get to the Blue Mountains is by catching a train there. Trains regularly depart from Sydney Central Station, allowing you to stay flexible with your schedule while exploring the park. You’ll also find several of our Blue Mountains day tours offer return transportation services from and to Sydney for your convenience. 
 

Yes! The mountains are actually a bit of a koala paradise thanks to their large ratio of eucalyptus trees, which are the only food choice for these cute little marsupials. In fact, the Blue Mountains have so many eucalyptus trees that that’s actually how they got their name in the first place! When the eucalyptus oil fills the atmosphere and interacts with the other elements in the air, it creates mystifying rays of blue light that coat the mountains. 
 

If you’re travelling by car or on a tour bus, the Blue Mountains are located just a short one-hour drive from Sydney. If you choose to catch the train, it will take you around two hours to get there from Sydney Central Station. 
 

Absolutely! In fact, we offer a number of day trips to the Blue Mountains to help you do just that. Take a look through our selection of tours and see the best of the Blue Mountains with Backpacker Deals.