Blue Mountains App by Scenic World

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is Australia’s most accessible wilderness. Just 90 minutes from Sydney, the region stretches over one million hectares with a mix of rainforest, blue-hazed valleys, sandstone escarpments, canyons and heathlands. 

 DOWNLOAD THE FREE BLUE MOUNTAINS APP

The Blue Mountains Australia app is the best mobile tool for planning a memorable Blue Mountains getaway whilst staying at the Hydro Majestic.
 

Features include:

* REWARDS Enjoy discounts and offers from leading Blue Mountains attractions and then share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. The more you visit, the more you’re rewarded!

MY TRIP Build, customise and update your ultimate Blue Mountains itinerary, saving all your must-see and must-do items.

NEAR ME Explore the interactive map to display places of interest in your immediate vicinity. Filter and refine your choice or be spontaneous and discover new villages, cafes, boutiques, galleries and more.

EVENTS Stay up to date and plan your next Blue Mountains visit to coincide with our diverse calendar of local festivals, exhibitions and happenings.

 

Other popular features include the Grand Circular Drive map, weather, climate and regional facts with opportunities to plan and share your favourites.

Free Blue Mountains Mobile App by Ask Roz

The World Heritage listed Blue Mountains region offers visitors, some truly amazing experiences. To be sure you get the most out of your visit, download the free Ask Roz Apple and Android app.

Ask Roz is a multi award winning app that empowers users to find great things to see and do in the Blue Mountains. 

Ask Roz Blue Mountains looks at what's happening in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow & Oberon regions of NSW, Australia and covers everything from events, attractions, activities, places to eat and stay as well as things to do. It is the most comprehensive resource available for mobile users in the region.

Users can find great spots to take the best photos, find the best walks, enjoy outstanding foodie experiences, find lots of markets and amazing shopping experiences, book a restaurant or a place to stay and much more and all using only one hand while you're on the go. 

Ask Roz Blue Mountains works in real time and uses GeoLocation, so it requires a device with GPS capabilities and internet connection to work.

Features:

  • Search many thousands of events in seconds.
  • All results are natural to the needs of the user not advertising driven.
  • One touch search with GPS integration.
  • Search by location, event type, specific date, date range or surrounding suburbs.
  • Set a reminder so you never forget an event.
  • Interactive smart Itinerary
  • Nothing is out of date, events are deleted soon after they're over. 
  • Share events with others.
  • Full mapping with turn-by-turn spoken directions.
  • Detailed overviews of all events.
  • Exclusive "Photo Opportunities" button that lets users find great spots to take an amazing photos at the right time. Local landscape photographer Gary P Hayes shares his favorite spots via Ask Roz Blue Mountains.
  • Full quick touch SOS feature for emergencies
  • Ability for users to make bookings, on the go, directly from Ask Roz.?
  • Local News and Weather.

Download Ask Roz Blue Mountains today so you and your family can start enjoying some of the amazing events the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon regions has to offer.

 

Blue Mountains Tours

Experience a guided tour of the Blue Mountains!

 

With so much to see and do when visiting the Blue Mountains, we have provided you with a few suggestions of what not to miss whilst visiting the region.

For more information please visit the Official Blue Mountains Tourism website www.visitbluemountains.com.au/

 

SEGWAY BLUE MOUNTAINS

Let us introduce an exciting new way to experience the Blue Mountains. Our local guides will take you around the beautiful grounds of The Fairmont Resort where you’ll ride your Segway through the forest, test your new skills on varied terrain and learn about the area, with glimpses of the Jamison Valley! You can ask us questions on the area and don’t worry, we'll get you up to speed and take you out for an amazing time!

  • Location: Leura
  • Min Age 9, Min Weights 35Ks, Max Weight 117KGs
  • 09:30am, 11:30am, 2pm tours every day from only $55 for children & $65 for adults, click on our website to check availability!> You can book online 24 hrs a day or give our team a call on 0418 229 539!  6x Tours run now at weekends!
  • Address; Lower Car park of the Fairmont Resort, 1 Sublime Point Road, Leura
  • Enquires: 0418 229 539
  • Website: www.segwaytoursbluemountains.com.au

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS TROLLEY TOURS

Take a one hour Hop On Hop Off Blue Mountains Trolley Tour and discover Blue Mountains' attractions. Trolleys meet trains from Sydney at Katoomba Station with direct travel to Echo Point and The Three Sisters. Travel to the Scenic Railway and Skyway, Leura Village, Everglades Gardens and many other locations. Trolley shuttle service every 30 minutes, Katoomba - Echo Point - Scenic World. Jenolan Caves Tours also available.

  • Location: Katoomba
  • Cost $25 per adult. 
  • Concessions are available for Pensioners, Students, YHA and Children.
  • Phone 1800 801 577 
  • Website:www.trolleytours.com.au

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS EXPLORER BUS

Hop on Hop Off at 29 Stops around Katoomba and Leura.

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus allows you the flexibility to plan your day according to your interests. Operating on a regular basis from Katoomba Railway Station, with thirty minute frequencies throughout most of the day, the full day pass has no restrictions. Hop on and hop off as you please. This means you can plan your day around the all the major attractions on offer in the region.

Plan your own day at your pace to visit; waterfalls, attractions, galleries, gardens, bushwalks, cafes and restaurants as well as the major attractions of The Three Sisters and Scenic World.

Departs Katoomba Railway Station regularly from 9.45am DAILY.

  • Location: Katoomba
  • Prices $19 per child and $38 per adult
  • Phone 02 4782 1866
  • Website: www.explorerbus.com.au

 

TREAD LIGHTLY ECO TOURS

Fully Guided Bushwalks and 4WD Tours specialising in the environmental and the cultural aspects of the Blue Mountains Australia. Tread Lightly Eco Tours are fully licensed with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and hold Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation with the national Ecotourism Accreditation Program. Professional interpretive guides with extensive knowledge of geology, fauna and flora, Indigenous culture, astronomy and venomous creatures will accentuate your World Heritage experience. Visiting ancient rainforest, waterfalls and deep canyons offering great photographic opportunities. 

  • Location: Medlow Bath  
  • Price start from $270 per adult for a half day tour
  • Phone 0414 976 752
  • Website: www.treadlightly.com.au  

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS ADVENTURE COMPANY

Welcome to the Blue Mountains Adventure Company One hundred kilometres west of Sydney, NSW, Australia lies one of nature's most magnificent creations, the World Heritage area of the Blue Mountains. Endless stretches of sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and hidden canyons, a landscape of stunning natural beauty. It provides a fantastic environment for the thrilling adventure activities of abseiling, canyoning, rock climbing, mountain biking and bushwalking - a lifetime's worth of adventuring is to be had in Sydney's backyard! 

  • Location: Katoomba
  • Prices start from $30 per person for bushwalking and from $195 per person for abseiling
  • Phone 02 4782 1271
  • Website: www.bmac.com.au

 

MEGALONG AUSTRALIA HERITAGE CENTRE 

Experience horse riding in the wilderness and the unique aspects of rural life at the Megalong Australian Heritage Centre in Megalong Valley. The Centre is an ideal venue for families, couples, friends, group functions, or a unique wedding. World reknown for spectacular scenery, this unique property offers accommodation in a guesthouse, homestead cottage, budget lodge or camping. Facilities include a licensed outback steakhouse, function centre, childrens farmyard, and eco wilderness 4WD tours on ATV Quad bikes. 

• Location: Megalong Valley
• Cost – horse riding starting from $30pp
• Address: Megalong Road, Megalong Valley, NSW, 2785
• Enquiries: 02 4787 8188
• Website http://www.megalongcc.com.au/ 

 


LIFE'S AN ADVENTURE

Winner of the best Blue Mountains Adventure Tourism & Tour Operator company in 2013, 2012 & 2011 and the Australian Tourism Award for Best Adventure Company in Australia in 2013, Life's An Adventure provide unique hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and 4WD tours in the Blue Mountains. Both day and overnight adventures available with the choice of meeting in the Blue Mountains

• Cost – 4WD tours starting from $225pp
• Enquiries: 02 9975 4553
• Website http://www.lifesanadventure.com.au 

 

 

Blue Mountains Restaurants

Experience the various gourmet delights of the Blue Mountains!

With so much to see and do when visiting the Blue Mountains, we have provided you with a few suggestions of recommended local restaurants to dine at during your stay in the region.

For more information please visit the Official Blue Mountains Tourism website 

 

DARLEY’S RESTAURANT

With views across the historic formal English gardens and the escarpment of Jamison Valley in the background, Darley’s Restaurant is Lilianfels Resort and Spa signature fine dining Blue Mountains restaurant, renowned for its fresh, local produce, fine wines and innovative cuisine. Offering modern Australian cuisine served as a la carte or degustation menus with specially selected local and imported wines. 

- Cuisine: Modern Australian

- Pricing: 2 course $95 per person & 3 course $125 per person

- Note: Weekends and public holidays - set price 3 courses $125

- Open: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 10.30pm

- Website: www.darleysrestaurant.com.au 

 

ECHOES RESTAURANT

Echoes Restaurant is perched at the absolute edge of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, with views of mountains, cliff edges and lush rainforest valleys right through the Jamison Valley to Mittagong, 80 kilometres away. Echoes Restaurant is renowned for its modern Australian cuisine with Asian inspire influences whilst utilising fresh and local produce. The menu is complemented by specially selected boutique Australian and imported wines, all whilst enjoying the magically panoramic views of the Blue Mountains escarpment and Jamison Valley from the terrace.

- Cuisine: Modern Australian with Asian influences

- Pricing: Lunch Mains from $24 per person and Dinner 3 course from $110 per person

- Open: 7 days a week Lunch 12pm to 2.30pm & Dinner 6pm to 10.30pm

- Address: Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, 3 Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba

- Phone: 02 4782 1966

- Website: www.echoeshotel.com.au  

 

Blue Mountains Attractions

See all the attractions at Blue Mountains!

With so much to see and do when visiting the Blue Mountains, we have provided you with a few suggestions of what not to miss whilst visiting the region.

For more information please visit the Official Blue Mountains Tourism website http://www.visitbluemountains.com.au/

GOVETT’S LEAP LOOKOUT

Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you’ll know why it’s one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. The ‘ozone-laden’ air of the Blue Mountains was promoted as a health tonic since the early 1800s, and when you get there, you’ll realise why.

Located at the end of Govett’s Leap Road is Govett’s Leap lookout, which is possibly the second most popular vistas in the Blue Mountains. With a spectacular view of Govetts & Grose gorge the vertical cliffs drop 180 metres into the floor of the gorge.

Also at the end of Govett’s Leap Road is the National Parks & Wildlife Heritage Centre, well worth a visit for its displays, information leaflets, maps, books and advice. There is also an easy nature walk, The Heritage Track which starts from the Centre plus a picnic area with BBQ facilities and toilets. Other all day nature walks are available with varying degrees of difficulty

Website: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park/govetts-leap-lookout/lookout

 

THE CAMPBELL RHODODENDRON GARDENS

The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens were created in 1970 on 18.5 hectares (45 acres) of Australian bushland, 1065 metres above sea level at the northern end of Blackheath, in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

It is managed and maintained by the Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Incorporated, a community organization of volunteers with members throughout Australia.

It is a garden unique in the world – no other garden has attempted to plant exotics underneath their existing native bush on such a large scale.

The gardens have a series of nature walks leading to the valley floor and the lake, with limited disabled access – most of the paths from the Lodge are bitumen, as is the service road through the valley. The rest, including all the paths on the far side of the valley, are in a natural state and have a varying number of steps to be negotiated.  The most colourful months are:

• April-May: spectacular autumn displays from deciduous trees followed by camellias. 

• September-October: spring blossoms and massed bulbs displays. 

• October-November: peak blooming time for rhododendrons and azaleas. 


Location: Blackheath
 

  • Visiting information
  • Open 9am-4pm every day except Christmas Day
  • Entry is by gold coin donation at the car park
  • No pets allowed in the Garden
  • Enquiries 02 4787 6983
  • Address: Bacchante Street, Blackheath
  • Website: www.rhodogarden.org.au

 

THE THREE SISTERS

The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year. 

The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours.  The Three Sisters is also floodlit until around 11pm each evening looking simply spectacular set against the black background of the night sky.

Each of the Three Sisters stand at 922, 918 & 906 metres tall, respectively. That's over 3000 feet above sea level!  The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo' lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry. The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle. As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.

Location: Echo Point

Parking Meters at Echo Point; Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm 1st Hour $3.80 Then $4.40 per hour

 

WARADAH ABORIGINAL CENTRE

Imagine witnessing Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery; with dance and didgeridoo performances, authentic artworks, and authentic souvenirs.

Learn about Australia’s living Aboriginal culture from the local Dharug and Gundungurra tribes through informal cultural discussions and lectures. Waradah Aboriginal Centre offers a once in a lifetime Aboriginal experience in one location.

The Waradah Aboriginal Centre is the ultimate experience in Aboriginal culture. Farid is very proud to present this unique experience to all international and local visitors, schools, and businesses; where people are invited to come and share Australian Aboriginal culture in a wonderful setting.

  • Hours of operation: 7 days a week 9am to 5pm
  • Location: World Heritage Plaza, 33-37 Echo Point Road, Katoomba
  • Enquiries: 02 4782 1979
  • Website: www.waradahaboriginalcentre.com.au/

 

SCENIC WORLD

Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway.

A whole new visitor experience awaits, with glass-roofed red carriages offering expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley.

Custom designed carriages allow passengers to choose their own adventure like never before, adjusting their seated position up to 20 degrees! Choose an adventurous ‘Cliffhanger’ ride at a steep 64 degree incline, or for those seeking a relaxed journey select the ‘Laid Back’ option. Of course, loyal fans can still ride the ‘Original’ at 52 degrees.

The Railway experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor. 

  • Prices start from $35 per person
  • Enquiries: (02) 4780 0200
  • Address: 1 Violet Street (off the Cliff Drive), Katoomba
  • Website: www.scenicworld.com.au/

 

JENOLAN CAVES

Open daily, award-winning Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest caves, and are considered Australia’s most outstanding. Friendly guides will show you through your choice of 10 spectacular show caves, for all ages and fitness levels. Plus there are night tours, ghost tours, Adventure Caving, self-guided tour, bush walks, underground concerts, and kids tours (in NSW school holidays). 

There are family and seniors discounts, plus a wide range of food and accommodation - something for everyone! 

  • Location: Jenolan Caves – approx 1 hour from Katoomba
  • Address: 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves
  • Enquires: 1300 76 33 11
  • Website: www.jenolancaves.org.au/

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS BOTANTIC GARDEN, MOUNT TOMAH

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is located in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains on the summit of a basalt-capped peak, 1,000 metres above sea level. The 252 acre garden has a large collection of plants from around the world, particularly the southern hemisphere, and is the ‘cool climate garden’ of the Royal Botanic Gardens Trust.

  • Location: Mount Tomah
  • Visiting information
  • Open 9am-5.30pm (9.30am weekends and public holidays) every day except Christmas Day.
  • Entry is free
  • No pets allowed in the Garden
  • Enquiries 02 4567 3000
  • Address: Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah
  • Directions: Follow Bells Line of Road from Richmond or Lithgow through the Blue Mountains. Mount Tomah is 40km west of Richmond - look out for the signs. There is no public transport to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.
  • Website: www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre is co-located with the new Katoomba Library.

The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains.

Built on the highest point in Katoomba with panoramic views of the World Heritage area, it links the main shopping precinct on Katoomba Street through enhanced pedestrian connections.

Being the first publicly owned and managed, purpose designed facility of the arts to be constructed in the Blue Mountains, it is expected that the development will significantly contribute to the improvement of the economic health and cultural vitality of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding regions.

Hours of operation

  • Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday + Sunday – 10am – 4pm
  • Public Holidays – 10am – 2pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
  • Enquiries: 02 4780 5410
  • Address: Parke Street, Katoomba
  • Website: www.bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au

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