Only a short drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains provide spectacular scenery and a variety of activities are available for everyone.
The “Blueys” have been a mainstay destination for outdoor enthusiasts for decades.
And rightly so; the myriad villages that comprise the Blue Mountains area offer a great base from which to tackle everything from abseiling, canyoning and climbing, through to bushwalking, canoeing and mountain biking.
Accommodation ranges from campsites through to luxury Bed and Breakfast.
Walking is a Blue Mountains specialty (there’s even an annual walking festival) and there are a huge variety of options.
If you’re just after a few hours’ walking, the Grand Canyon track, near Blackheath, is ideal.
If you’re keen on an overnighter, then the trek to the beautiful Blue Gum Forest is a no-brainer.
You get to experience the sandstone cliffs up close as you make your way down the steep track that starts at Evans Lookout carpark, before following a creek along the valley floor to the campsite.
For rock climbers, there are oodles of routes – bolted and trad – and grades ranging from easy through to truly epic multi-pitches.