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Winter – Perfect for a Scenic Day Trip!

For many of us, there is something about winter that makes us want to head for the hills.

When the sun is out and the air is crisp it is a beautiful time to immerse yourself in all that the Blue Mountains has to offer, whether that be a wander through ancient rainforest, a cosy seat by an open fire or a ride on the world famous Scenic Railway. If you are spending the day in the Blue Mountains and wondering how to best plan your visit (and stay warm) this winter, read on…

  • Arrive early and leave your car at Scenic World – parking is free all day.
  • Purchase an Unlimited Discovery Pass which will allow you to experience Scenic World’s rides all day, as many times as you like!
  • Catch the Scenic Skyway with its awesome views over Katoomba Falls and the Jamison Valley. Hop off at the Skyway’s eastern anchorage to check out some awesome lookouts… it’s only a fifteen minute stroll along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Echo Point and the famous Three Sisters.
  • Peckish and looking for some fancy treats? Head up the hill from the east station of the Scenic Skyway and make your way to Lilianfels and enjoy a high tea while you warm your toes next to an open fire.
  • Looking for a bit of culture? Also accessible by foot is the Waradah Aboriginal Centre, housed in the World Heritage Plaza at Echo Point. Check out their daily live performances and fabulous art gallery with a fine collection of Indigenous art and artefacts.
  • Scenic World is also an ideal place to base yourself while checking out some of the amazing bushwalks in the area. From our own wheelchair accessible boardwalk to full day hikes through the Blue Mountains National Park, there’s something for everyone to get amongst it!
When you have crossed all this off your list and think you’ve seen it all… book a bed for the night and do it all again tomorrow! Check out a few of our favourite Airbnb boltholes here.
Scenic World, Blue Mountains Australia

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