5 days in Blue Mountains National Park & Katoomba Itinerary

5 days in Blue Mountains National Park & Katoomba Itinerary

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5 days in Blue Mountains National Park & Katoomba Itinerary

Start: Blue Mountains National Park
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Blue Mountains National Park

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night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral of Ferns Walk, get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, then admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Hanging Rock, and then trek along Grand Canyon track.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Blue Mountains National Park. In January, daily temperatures in Blue Mountains National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

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Side Trips

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Cathedral of Ferns Walk
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wentworth Falls. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, make a trip to Day FIne Art, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planning site .

Drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Katoomba in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Day FIne Art
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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