Blue Mountains Day Trip From Sydney3 min read

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Amanda OBrien
Hi! I became a travel blogger a year ago after 15 years in big corporate marketing jobs. I now do a mix of digital marketing consulting and blogging - hoping to make it 100% blogging eventually! My blog is about luxury adventures in Emerging Destinations that end with a high thread count on your sheets. My key focus is emerging destinations - whether it is a country that has not been visited much or a lesser known part of a well known country. And lots of food and wine and fun! My site is https://theboutiqueadventurer.com and on facebook I am The Boutique Adventurer on IG @theboutiqueadventurer twitter @theboutiqueadv and Pinterest @theboutiqueadve.

The stunningly beautiful Blue Mountains Australia are a short day trip from Sydney. If you only do one day trip in your time in Sydney this is the one to do! We drove there which took about a good hour but there are lots of public transport options and a hop on hop off bus once you get there. Here is your guide to the Blue Mountains Day Trip best things to do:

Blue Mountains Day Trip best things to do: The Three Sisters

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The stunning Three Sisters

You cannot leave without seeing the Three Sisters. These 3 rocks form the iconic image most associated with the Blue Mountains. They are absolutely stunning. I highly recommend going to see them at the end of the day in the magic light the hour before sunset when they positively glow.

You can see the Three Sisters from Katoomba’s Echo Point. It is well signed and has a huge car park. Once you’ve arrived there it is a 5-minute walk to get to the viewing deck. You can decide from there how far down you want to walk to get shots.

Things to See in the Blue Mountains: Wentworth Falls

Wentworth falls waterfall things to see in blue mountains
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls are lovely! You can park not too far away and then head down to see them. This is the easy option. The better option is to include Wentworth Falls in a hike – see below! Several hikes around this area involve visiting Wentworth Falls.

Blue Mountains Day Trip Best Things to do: Take a hike

I started my hike from the Conservation Hut – also where we were able to park although it was a bit of a walk to get from the car to the start of the track. We took the overcliff and undercliff paths – walking to Wentworth Falls and then heading back. It was a relatively easy going walk but a decent workout. There were quite a few steps and ups and downs! It took about 3 hours. Definitely, take water and snacks with you as once you start walking there isn’t anything on the way.

the view from Lyrebird lookout things to see in the blue mountains
Lyrebird Lookout

And definitely, take your camera. There are some lovely views along the way.

view in the blue mountains framed by silhouetted trees
one of the many amazing views along the hike

Blue Mountains Day Trip Best Things to do: Try some chocolates

Head to the super cute town of Katoomba. It is filled with art deco buildings, antique stores and generally cute restaurants, shops and galleries. The highlight is the Paragon, a heritage listed 1916 art deco café. And its speciality is handmade chocolates which are delicious!

chocolates on display at the paragon cafe katoomba
Chocolates at the Paragon Cafe

Have a wander around the town as there are many interesting shops and cafes that are worth a visit. This is heaven if you are into antiques.

exterior of the paragon cafe katoomba
The Paragon Cafe
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Amanda OBrien

Amanda OBrien

Hi! I became a travel blogger a year ago after 15 years in big corporate marketing jobs. I now do a mix of digital marketing consulting and blogging - hoping to make it 100% blogging eventually! My blog is about luxury adventures in Emerging Destinations that end with a high thread count on your sheets. My key focus is emerging destinations - whether it is a country that has not been visited much or a lesser known part of a well known country. And lots of food and wine and fun! My site is https://theboutiqueadventurer.com and on facebook I am The Boutique Adventurer on IG @theboutiqueadventurer twitter @theboutiqueadv and Pinterest @theboutiqueadve.

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