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Be Amazed By The Wonder Of The Blue Mountains This Winter

By Scenic World
Posted: 2 Jul 2024
Guide Stef with guests on the Cableway with Three Sisters. Credit Scenic World
Looking for last minute ideas for the school holidays or a winter adventure less than two hours from Sydney? We’ve got you covered.

Take in the crisp fresh air of the Blue Mountains with a visit to Scenic World. Whether you want to stroll beneath the rainforest canopy, uncover the story of the Gruffalo (and grab a photo with the Gruffalo in real life!), or climb on top of the Scenic Skyway as dusk settles into the valley, Scenic World has an adventure waiting for you.

Ride aboard the world’s steepest railway – the Scenic Railway - into the Jamison Valley. Discover the hidden wonders of the ancient rainforest as you meander along our Scenic Walkway, the longest elevated boardwalk in Australia, and listen for the calls of the Lyrebird. Travel up close to the sandstone cliff sides as you ride back up on the Scenic Cableway, the steepest cable car in the Southern Hemisphere. Take in the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Mount Solitary on the iconic Scenic Skyway as you glide 270m above the valley. The views are endless, and so are the options for your adventure.

The Gruffalo Spotters Trail: Fun for the whole family

Mouse, Fox, Snake, and the Gruffalo are hiding in the rainforest at Scenic World - can you find them? Follow the clues as you dive into the whimsical world of the Gruffalo story on a self-guided quest to find the Gruffalo and his friends along the 30-minute rainforest boardwalk. Kids will be equipped with a Gruffalo Spotters Trail guidebook as they watch the characters come to life with an augmented virtual reality experience using an app (free to download on both android and IOS).  Meet and greets with the Gruffalo are on daily in the school holidays. The Gruffalo Spotters Trail is included with all Scenic World passes. Ends on 25 August.Find out more.

Explore More Pass: Unlock more of the Blue Mountains

Choose your own adventure with the Explore More Pass and hop on and off at the sights across Leura and Katoomba. This Blue Mountains Explorer Bus and Scenic World Unlimited Discovery Pass Combo ticket offers more fun as you discover the Blue Mountains in an eco-friendlier way. Leave the car at home and catch the train to Katoomba or Leura, or park near any of the Explorer Bus stops and discover the hidden wonders of the Blue Mountains on board the famous red double-decker bus. The bus stops at Scenic World at 17 minutes past each hour. The Explore More combo-ticket is available to purchase at here

The Buunyal Tour: See the Blue Mountains in a whole new way

Unveil the hidden stories, lore, and history of the Blue Mountains with an Indigenous tour like none other. The Buunyal (sun) tour celebrates adults and kids connecting to Country. Led by an Indigenous guide, the guided tour takes up to 12 guests on an immersive 120-minute experience. The tour includes the Scenic Railway, Cableway, Skyway and Walkway, and along the way you’ll learn about the ancient natural wonders of Gundungurra Country. Developed by Uncle David King, a Gundungurra Custodian and Scenic World’s Indigenous Engagement Officer, the Buunyal Tour is the only experience of its kind in the Blue Mountains. Spots are extremely limited. Suited to kids and adults alike – kids ages 5+ will get the most out of the experience. Kids under 3 are free. Tours run on select dates throughout the week.Find out more.

Beyond Skyway: Like nothing else on earth

If you’re looking to take your experience to the next level, then step out onto the roof of the iconic Skyway 270m above the rainforest (that’s double the height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!) with Beyond Skyway. This one-of-a-kind experience is sure to get the adrenaline pumping as you take in unimpeded breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley from above. Whether it’s for a special occasion, the ultimate Instagrammable moment, or simply just for the thrill – Beyond Skyway promises a discovery like none other. As the sun sets below the horizon, and the evening seeps into the valley, sit back and relax with a hot chocolate as the Three Sisters and Prince Henry Cliff Top Walk are illuminated in the night. Find out more.

Want to travel sustainably? Check out our top tips.

Enjoy our rides as many times as you can squeeze into one day with the Unlimited Discovery Pass.Book online and in advance to save at here

 
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