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Scenic World Blue Mountains in New South Wales

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Scenic World Blue Mountains
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Scenic World Blue Mountains

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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What are the main attractions at Scenic World?

Visitors to Scenic World can experience four iconic attractions during their visit. Each of them offers a unique experience that visitors will enjoy. These attractions include the Skyway, Walkway, Cableway, and Railway. They are designed to provide breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed Jamison Valley as well as an unmatched thrill. The Cableway takes visitors to the Jamison Valley, while the Skyway offers panoramic valley views. The Walkway features the Jurassic forest, while the Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world. Show more

When is the best time to visit the Blue Mountains?

Whether you prefer a colder or warmer season, the Blue Mountains can be visited at any time during the year. With each season comes a different experience. If you want to avoid rain and enjoy cooler temperatures, autumn may be the perfect time for you. In spring and summer, the gardens and flowers are reborn, and waterfalls reach their peak. The cloudy mountains offer a unique experience for visitors at any time of year. Scenic World is open year-round, so visitors can take advantage of the attractions and services available all year round. Show more

Where can I find dining facilities at Scenic World?

Visitors to Scenic World can enjoy dining at both Bottom and Top Stations, where two excellent restaurants are available. The Cafe 360 located at the Top Station is known for its fantastic views of the Jamison Valley, and it's a great place for a snack or a glass of wine. The EATS270 restaurant serves snacks, meals, cold and hot drinks, as well as ice cream at the Bottom Station. Visitors can choose from a variety of dining options that appeal to their preferences, all while enjoying stunning views of the Blue Mountains. Show more

How long is the Scenic Walkway through the Jurassic rainforest?

The Scenic Walkway at Scenic World is an interactive 2.4-kilometer-long trail that takes visitors on a journey through the iconic Jurassic rainforest. Visitors can appreciate the unique flora and fauna, as well as learn about the geology and history of the Blue Mountains. With the walk's leisurely pace, visitors can enjoy the abundant bird species that call the area home. The Walkway provides access to the Cableway and Railway stations, which enables visitors to explore Scenic World's features while also witnessing the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. Show more

What is the steepest passenger railway in the world at Scenic World?

When it comes to railway experiences, Scenic World is home to one of the world's steepest, with an incline of 52 degrees (128% incline). The Railway offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to journey on a 310-meter descent through the Jamison Valley and surrounding rainforest. The unique, glass-roofed carriages provide unobstructed views of the surrounding scenery as visitors embark on their adventure. Once the Railway reaches the bottom, it becomes a steep climb, providing an equally exciting trip back up to the Top Station. Show more

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