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Top 5 Places to Propose in the Upper Blue Mountains

With over a million hectares of sandstone plateaus, escarpments and gorges to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow it down to just 5 places to propose in the Blue Mountains – but here they are. Now we’ve down the hard part, it’s just a matter of finding a partner, buying the ring and dropping down on one knee. 1. […]

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The Best Playgrounds in the Upper Mountains

1. Bert Hinkler Park Named after the famous aviator Bert Hinkler, this park is small but cute, just like your kids. In addition to the standard slide and swings, there’s an old fashioned metal plane complete with steering wheel. So bring your aviator glasses and bring her in to land. Cnr Katoomba & Warialda Streets, […]


Wattle Comes To Life

It’s the last month of Winter, so why not dust off your hiking boots, head up to Scenic World and explore the amazing world of the Blue Mountains.The ideal place to start is the Jamison Valley in our World Heritage listed National Park. With its towering sandstone cliffs and deep, secluded valleys, it’s bound to […]


Top 5 Family Adventures

Planning a family day out at Scenic World during the school holidays? Why not make it a weekend – or  a week? Here are  5 family fun ideas to throw into your Blue Mountains holiday.


Don’t just think about it…escape to another world

Where better for a little escape from all the hustle and bustle of modern life than Katoomba and Leura – set in the heart of the Blue Mountains, where romance is part of the scenery.

Grand Canyon Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

Top 5 fresh air Blue Mountains adventures for kids

Spring school holidays are the time to get out and about in the fresh air with the kids but sometimes coming up with new and exciting adventures can be a challenge. We asked our local Scenic World staff for their best local fresh air adventures for kids (and adults!) and have put together their Top 5 […]

Justin Morrisey - Sculpture Exhibition Manager

Meet Justin

Justin Morrissey is Sculpture Exhibition Manager at Scenic World. Here he tells us about life as a newbie to the area and gives us a brief glimpse of what’s in store for Sculpture at Scenic World, 2015. Read on… Tell us a bit about your background. Have you always been associated with the arts industry? […]


Off the beaten track with Scenic World Staffers

There are many amazing bushwalks to explore throughout the Blue Mountains region and a bit of local knowledge always goes a long way in knowing where the crackers are!


Meet Murray

Here at Scenic World we have a talented bunch of staffers!  One such individual is Murray Clark, budding botanist and fact finder extraordinaire! Here he tells us a bit about himself… Tell us a bit about yourself My name is Murray Clark and I was born and raised in the Blue Mountains. Before I could […]

Hot Cross Buns of the Mountains

Buns of the Mountains

For many at this time of year, Hot Cross Buns are a serious business. Here at Scenic World HQ, we set ourselves a ‘serious’ Hot Cross Bun Challenge to determine just where to go in the Upper Mountains for the best buns.


New Kids on the Block

We here at Scenic World love it when new business opens up in our gorgeous villages… especially when they are food related! Here’s a selection of newbies and not so newbies that have popped up over the last year – all with a big Team Scenic tick of approval.

Image courtesy of David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

Bloomin’ Beauties

Spring is in the air, so shake off the winter blues and celebrate the warmer weather wandering amongst some of the Blue Mountains most beautiful gardens!

Sculpture at Scenic World, 2012