The Scenic Cableway will be closed from August 1 – September 16 while we enhance our visitor experience with a more spacious cabin, streamlined loading and larger windows to improve viewing for our guests.
Discover panoramic views of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains from the Scenic Cableway.
The 510 metre journey gently descends into the Jamison Valley and also returns visitors to the top of the escarpment. The Cableway’s fully enclosed cabin provides a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls.
Disembark at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and stroll through 2.4 kilometres of Jurassic rainforest.
Wheelchair accessible with a capacity for 84 passengers, the Cableway is the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Scenic Cableway is evolving to improve the experience for our valued guests. The following FAQs provide more information about this exciting upgrade.
Does this mean the Cableway will close?
Yes. The Cableway is scheduled to close from Wednesday August 1 until Sunday September 16, with the new Cableway to open on Monday September 17. All dates are subject to change and we will keep our valued visitors informed on our website and social media platforms.
Why is the Cableway being upgraded?
Millions of visitors have enjoyed the Cableway since it was installed in 2000 and the ride has become an integral part of the Scenic World experience. The Cableway is now due for a major service requiring an extended shutdown, and we are taking the opportunity to upgrade the cabin and improve the experience for our guests.
How will the Cableway be enhanced?
While capacity will remain the same at 84 passengers, the new Cableway cabin will be approximately 26% bigger to provide a more spacious ride for our guests. The cabin will be reconfigured to streamline loading and improve access for people with prams or wheelchairs, and larger glass windows will be fitted to enhance the viewing experience. The cabin will also have free wifi in response to demand from our international guests, and entry areas will be refurbished during the upgrade.
How much will the upgrade cost?
Scenic World is investing $4 million to upgrade the Cableway cabin, which follows a range of significant investments over the past 20 years including the $3 million Skyway upgrade in 2017 and the $38 million redevelopment of the Scenic Railway in 2013.
Who is building our new Cableway?
Garaventa is a world leader in ropeway engineering and has built each of Scenic World’s rides over the past 73 years. Garaventa, Doppelmayr Australia and our talented maintenance team will work together to commission the new Cableway.
Will there be a discount when the Cableway closes?
Yes. As always when a ride is down for scheduled work, our usual maintenance discount will apply:
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Will I still be able to visit Scenic World if I have limited mobility?
Assisting visitors with mobility issues will be a key priority during the Cableway closure, as there will be no wheelchair or pram access to the valley. Visitors will only be able to access the valley via the Railway and the shortest walking route will be 20 minutes (10-minute walk return). Please contact our reception staff for more information on (02) 4780 0200.
For all other enquiries, contact Scenic World on (02) 4780 0200 or email@example.com.