The World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains have become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. Enjoy its breathtaking scenic beauty, nostalgic appeal and opportunities to relax. Less than two hours by road or rail from Sydney, it has many choices of accommodation and a great range of activities.
Known for its many events including the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots, this three day event is held every March and features artist from around the world and Australia.
The Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Festival of Walking is held in October, and includes bushwalks, treks, family events, history tours and cheese and wine sampling. Oktoberfest at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba serves German food, beer and music. Or attend one of the most popular sporting events, the Capertee Challenge, a mountain bike event through Capertee Valley, the largest enclosed valley in Australia.