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Get ready to be engulfed by the Grose Valley at this awe-inspiring lookout. The beauty of this lookout is that the vantage point of Pulpit Rock noses out into Govett’s gorge, giving you the feeling of being completely engulfed by the cliffs and valley. There are three levels to the rock, and since each offers […]

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Govetts Leap is the second most popular lookout in the Blue Mountains behind Echo Point (famous for its views of the Three Sisters) but it’s no less incredible. Govetts Leap lets you take in sights of the Grose Valley, which IMHO is the most spectacular-looking valley in the Blue Mountains for its wrap-around sandstone cliffs, […]

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A touch of adrenaline makes this lookout more than just a good view.  With Mount Blackheath’s more famous sister lookout – Hargraves Lookout – so close by it’s tempting to bypass this one when exploring the upper mountains, but I urge you not to. Mount Blackheath Lookout offers not only spectacular views over the pastoral paradise […]

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Sublime Point lookout offers awesome views of the Jamieson Valley without as many tourists as Echo Point in Katoomba. I love that you can see the cliffs of Kings Tableland to your left; the ‘rear ends’ of the Three Sisters to your right and out in front of you – the sleeping giant of Mount Solitary. […]

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For travellers staying more than a few days in the Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves makes for an excellent day trip. As the world’s oldest known open caves, Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area are truly fascinating. The cave system itself is huge, with over 300 entrances, but only 11 caves are open […]

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There’s nothing worse* than being stuck inside with hyper-energetic children when it’s raining in the Blue Mountains. Here are some local family entertainment ideas that are perfect for those wet weather days. The great thing about visiting or living in the Blue Mountains is having an unending outdoor playground right at your doorstep. But when […]

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Taking a dip in a natural waterhole is a quintessential Blue Mountains summer experience. Here are five of the best places to bathe in the bush. It’s hot. You’ve just been for a hike. Or maybe you just want to spend a day in the Blue Mountains doing something interesting, fun and insanely pleasurable. Time to […]

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Prepare for a steep 400m descent and an even longer (it feels) walk out from this swimming hole at Silver Cascades in Mount Victoria. Keep in mind, though, that the more arduous the walk in, the more private and peaceful your swimming experience will be. Even if it’s not swimming season, a walk to this […]

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The double reward of spectacular waterfall views and an equally impressive swimming hole make Minnehaha Falls in Katoomba a must-visit. I adore this waterfall and swimming hole, not least because of its cute name. The name actually derives from a fictional Native American woman, Minnehaha, and roughly translates to mean “waterfall”, though is often incorrectly […]

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Ingar Campground in Wentworth Falls is adjacent to a very large waterhole that attracts both the camping crowd and day-trippers. The advantage of this swimming hole is you can drive straight to the pool – no laborious walk in our out – though it is a 10-minute drive down a bumpy dirt road. Other pluses include […]

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