Best time to visit New South Wales

Scenic World Blue Mountains

Have a great time in one of the most fabulous tourist attractions of New South Wales

Scenic World Blue Mountains in New South Wales 2019 - Best Time
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Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

The Blue Mountains got their name from the blue haze that appears from the vast forests of gum trees that give off a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves. The area is famous for its dramatic scenery: rainforests, tablelands, valleys, wilderness, waterfalls, lookouts, canyons, and plenty of fantastic walking trails.

 A panoramic view of the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia 2019
A panoramic view of the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Scenic World is a family-owned tourist attraction located in Katoomba, nearly 2 hours west of Sydney. Scenic World provides fabulous adventures in the Blue Mountains from jaw-dropping views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Jamison Valley, Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls, to native birdlife and fresh air. You can enjoy four main attractions at the Scenic World: Skyway, Walkway, Cableway, and Railway. There are also dining facilities and free all-day parking.

Scenic Skyway stretches between cliff tops 270 metres above the ground and gives you amazing vistas of the rainforest canopy through its glass floor. This 720-metre journey provides 360-degree views of the Jamison Valley, Katoomba Falls, and the Three Sisters.

Scenic Skyway 2019
Scenic Skyway
Skyway between the cliffs 2019
Skyway between the cliffs

Adventurous travellers will definitely enjoy the thrill of a 52-degree incline (128% incline) while riding the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. Glass-roofed carriages ensure expansive views of the Jamison Valley and surrounding rainforest.

Scenic Railway 2019
Scenic Railway

Scenic Cableway also provides panoramic views of the Blue Mountains during the 510-metre journey down into the Jamison Valley. On the way, you will see Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, and Mt Solitary. Bottom station is a starting point of the 2.4-kilometre Scenic Walkway through the Jurrasic rainforest. The Cableway is recognised as the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.

Scenic Cableway 2019
Scenic Cableway

Scenic World welcomes visitors all year round. If you are a passionate hiker, autumn will perfectly suit you due to cooler weather and less rain. But don't miss the opportunity to see the Blue Mountains during spring or summer when the gardens and flowers come back to life, when waterfalls are at their peak, and when clouds blanket the mountains.