7 days in Blue Mountains & Katoomba Area Itinerary

7 days in Blue Mountains & Katoomba Area Itinerary

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Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Hartley
— 1 day
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Blackheath
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 1 night
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Leura
— 1 night
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Blue Mountains National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Grand Canyon track, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, and then stop by The Bilpin Fruit Bowl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, then explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, and finally get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Mountains National Park holiday builder website.

Canberra to Blue Mountains National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in July: high temperatures in Blue Mountains National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hartley.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Hartley

— 1 day
Hartley is a historical village in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia, within the City of Lithgow local government area, located approximately west of the Sydney central business district. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hartley Historic Site, then take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, then admire the sheer force of Ida Falls, and finally stroll around Queen Elizabeth Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartley road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Hartley with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Hartley

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Blackheath

— 2 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, make a trip to Hat Hill Gallery, get outside with Evans Lookout, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, then don't miss a visit to Day Gallery, and finally get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planning website.

Blackheath is just a short distance from Hartley. In July, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Katoomba

— 1 night
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then trek along The Giant Stairway, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally get great views at Echo Point Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip app.

Katoomba is just a short distance from Blackheath. In July in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Leura

— 1 night
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then make a trip to Leura Cascades, and finally get great views at Gordon Falls Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leura driving holiday planner.

Leura is just a short distance from Katoomba. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.