Explore the many beautiful walking tracks and spend hours wandering the picturesque streets of the Blue Mountains.

You could easily spend weeks on end exploring all there is to do and see in the Blue Mountains. From breathtaking walking tracks to boutique shops and galleries. Rain, hail or shine, the region is beautiful to explore anytime of the year.


These are our top suggestions for walks around the Blue Mountains. From the lengthy half-day hike to something for the whole family. Get those walking shoes on and make the most of an active adventure around the Blue Mountains.

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Three Sisters Walk

This family friendly walk starts through the archway, located to the left of the Echo Point Visitor Information Centre. The gentle downhill slope takes you through lush greenery surrounded by bird calls and fresh mountain air. Keep a close eye on the young ones as you descend down the Giant Stairway and onto the Honeymoon Bridge; connecting you to the first sister.
Easy / Child Friendly / 25min / 0.8km

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Grand Canyon Walk

The popular 6km loop, offers hikers a beautiful view of sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and dense rainforest. Start at the Grand Canyon Loop Track carpark and set off on a three-hour adventure.
Moderate / 3hrs / 6km loop

Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Not for the feint hearted, the Prince Henry Cliff Walk offers hikers a high view of the beautiful mountain ranges. Follow the cliff edge from Katoomba Cascades to Gordon Falls as you take in some of the best views in the state.
Moderate / 3hrs / 7km

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Katoomba Falls Round Walk

This walk packs a punch with the iconic views of the Blue Mountains. A perfect hike for the adventurous ones looking for spectacular vistas and stunning waterfalls. Start at Cliff Drive, Katoomba.
Easy / 2hrs / 4km

Explore + Shop

Looking for something a bit slower than hiking? There’s plenty of options with malls full of shops and a street art walk through the streets of Katoomba.

Katoomba’s Street Art Walk

The Blue Mountains isn’t only known for its stunning natural beauty, but as much for its culturally diverse art scene, and the best way to take it all in is by taking a wander through Katoomba’s Street Art Walk. The dynamic, community-driven cultural treasure was created by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) in 2013 and displays world standard street art.
Start point: Beverly Place, Katoomba

Josophan’s Fine Chocolates

Located in Leura in an old church, Josophan’s Fine Chocolates fronts onto the cherry blossom lined street in the heart of the mall. Step inside to a chocolate wonderland, where you can even look through their viewing window into the chocolate production laboratory and watch the team at work.
Where: 187 Leura Mall, Leura
Website: click here 

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Leura Gourmet

The café and deli situated on Leura Mall, is your one-stop-shop for picking up local goodies from fruit and veg, to take-home condiments and house-made quiches.
Where: 159 Leura Mall, Leura
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Megalong Books

Book lovers looking to get lost amongst literature should set aside some time to spend in the Leura based independent bookshop. From fiction to non-fiction books and a very popular children’s book section, Megalong also stocks a wide variety of books about the Blue Mountains, including titles on history, bushwalking guides, and local flora and fauna.
Where: 183 Leura Mall, Leura
Website: click here 

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Blue Mountains Food Co-op

If you’re staying in Katoomba, and don’t want to head to Leura for local goodies, stop in at the Blue Mountains Food Co-op. With plenty of fresh, organic fruit and veg and an abundance of local produce, it’s also strong on its eco-friendly beliefs! 
Where: Hapenny Lane, Katoomba
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The Little Lost Bookshop

Alright book lovers, I’ve got another hidden gem for you to explore! The Little Lost Bookshop is hidden down a side street off from the main road. Filled with the latest fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as a large range of second-hand books.
Where: Shop 10, Hapenny lane, Katoomba
Website: click here 

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Wilde Ivy

Pick up some blooms at the local florist, Wilde Ivy. Whether it be to brighten your day or share something beautiful with your loved one during a romantic Blue Mountains Getaway, the team at Wilde Ivy will sort you out.
Where: 134 Katoomba St, Katoomba
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