Blue Mountains Family Getaway

Looking to escape Sydney for a day or even a weekend? Embarking on a Blue Mountains family getaway might be exactly what you need to wind down, whilst also keeping the kids entertained. Grab a bite to eat in Katoomba, explore Blackheath or even get off the beaten track. There is something for everyone in the mountains, and with its close proximity to Sydney, you won’t spend your weekend in traffic.

Things to see at the Blue Mountains

Three Sisters

Arrive at Echo Point and look out onto the wonderful Three Sisters. If you are feeling adventurous, head down the 980 steps towards the valley. You can return on the Scenic Railway if walking back up a steep incline isn’t on the cards for the day. Visit the Blue Mountains Information Centre at Echo Point for more information.

Govetts Leap

Visit Blackheath and explore the beautiful Grose Valley. A 2-hour return walk will take you through beautiful forests and under spectacular waterfalls. Upon reaching the bottom you will find the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre where you can browse various souvenirs and guidebooks. Take care to check national park information before heading out.

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Govvets Leap Blue Mountains – Photo by Lenny K Photography

Things to do at the Blue Mountains

Skyway at Scenic World

Local flora and fauna, world heritage views, and fresh mountain air make Scenic World a stop on everyone’s weekend adventure. Take the scenic skyway, which floats visitors over the beautiful valley. The newest exhibit sees 35 artworks come to life in a spectacular showcase of the mountains.

Canyoning

Try your hand at amateur abseiling or jump straight into canyoning in the Blue Mountains. With only a few tour companies in the area, it’s best to do your research and book ahead. Most offer various packages for every level of climber, and most activities are suitable for both adults and children.

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Blue Mountains – Photo by Yo Photography

Places to eat at the Blue Mountains

Station Bar

With all menu items named after places in the Blue Mountains, The Station Bar is a great stop on your way in. Learn about local culture and history while munching down on the best pizza in the area. All pizzas are large, so sharing is a great option at this cosy restaurant. If you need help finding the bar, keep an eye out for this cuddly ted out the front!

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Station Bar, Blue Mountains – Photo by Occasionally Focussed

Leura Garage

Leura Garage is one of the more upmarket restaurants in the area, though it still offers great value delicious meals. Grab a grazing plate to share with the family, or nibble on wraps, salads and sides. The garage does a lot for the local community. Ask about some of their initiatives to reduce carbon, recycle water, and employ locals doing it tough.

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If you are still looking for more adventures in the area, explore the shops, which house strange knick-knacks and a multitude of antiques. Or pack a bag and take on a full or half day trek in the valley. The beauty of the mountains is hard to beat.

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Leura Cascades, Blue Mountains – Photo by Lenny K Photography

Blue Mountains Tours

If you’d rather sit back and relax, and let someone else do the driving and the organising, then there are a number of day tours departing from Sydney that are perfect for families. Some also include a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park while others visit the Jenolan Caves, as well as Blue Mountain Highlights such as the Three Sisters, Katoomba and more.

Take a look at the tours available and check latest prices.

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Olivia Bourke Guest writer Travel with Boys family travel

Guest Author: Olivia Bourke

Olivia is a traveller, foodie and amateur photographer. Having just come back from a trip to Sri Lanka she is currently inspired, and can’t stop cooking up lentil curries and okra feasts. Olivia’s love for food has inspired her to book the next big adventure, with bag in tow she will jet off to South East Asia later in the year.

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