How do you get to Blue Mountains Australia?
The most popular means of transport to the Blue Mountains is by car. The entrance to the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook/Lapstone is only around 50 minutes drive from Sydney. From the city, follow the signs to Parramatta. The M4 Motorway starts at Strathfield and takes you through to Lapstone in the Blue Mountains.
How many days do you need in the Blue Mountains?
If you fancy getting out of the city, away from the beaches and spending a couple of days in land, there's really nowhere better – ideally you need at least 2 days in the Blue Mountains to explore properly.
How do you get to Blue Mountains by car?
To enjoy a Blue Mountains getaway by car, travel from Sydney on the M4. Beyond Penrith the Great Western Highway climbs into the mountains to take you past Springwood, Woodford, Wentworth Falls and Leura, each worth a stop. An alternative route is via Windsor and the Bells Line of Road.
Scenic World remains open, including all the rides and walking paths, and continues to offer visitors extraordinary experiences in the Blue Mountains. Offering you the chance to explore the spectacular forest, the walking paths and lookout points around the area are still well worth the journey from Sydney.
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions. Park entry fees: $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.
Best time of the year to visit the Blue Mountains
Stick with Leura or Wentworth Falls you can't go wrong. The Blue Mountains suburbs are generally pretty safe compared to most of Sydney but some areas are a bit rougher. Lower mountains are getting pretty pricey.
The trail covers a distance of 9.3 km (5.8 miles) over steep terrain and is an intense 4-hour hike to the summit. The Blue Mountain Peak Trail falls within the pristine, primary forest of the national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
BLUE MOUNTAIN TOURS
Many travelers decide to visit the Blue Mountains from Sydney on a one-day guided tour. It is one of the easiest ways to see the best things this part of Australia has to offer, and if you'll choose to take a tour from Sydney, you have an uncountable number of options you can choose from.
Blue Mountains Day Tour Itinerary
Our Blue Mountains Day Tour offers breathtaking views from the mountain tops, spectacular wildlife, historic rock formations and sandstone cliffs. We start our Blue Mountains Day Tour in Sydney and head to our first stop Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Average monthly snow in Blue Mountain
|Month||Snow amount (week)||Snow days (week)|
|January||5.1 in||4.6 days|
|February||5.5 in||4.3 days|
|March||3.9 in||2.8 days|
|April||2.0 in||1.4 days|