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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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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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Located at the city-side entrance to Blue Mountains National Park, Jellybean Pool in Glenbrook attracts Sydney day trippers and locals alike, making it very popular in the warmer months. Being so close to Sydney makes this pool as busy as an urban water park in summer, but a large sandbank means there’s usually enough dry […]

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**UPDATE: The Grand Canyon Loop track is closed from October 2015 to mid-June 2016. Click here for more information and alternative tracks.** This is without question one of the most beautiful walks in the Blue Mountains and, some would say, Australia. Tracing a ledge above Blackheath’s Grand Canyon it takes hikers though lush rainforest gullies, […]

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This is one of my favourite walks in the Blue Mountains because it rates so highly on all the measures of what make a walk great. It’s very well maintained; there are spectacular views at the beginning, middle and end; the scenery is surprising and awe-inspiring all the way; it’s a loop track, which means […]

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