Just 80km west of Sydney the Blue Mountains is a popular day trip from Sydney.
Named after the blue haze that emanates from the sea of eucalyptus trees, the Blue Mountains National Park showcases dramatic gorges, waterfalls, aboriginal rock paintings, and hundreds of hiking trails. It offers adventure seekers abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning, mountain biking, horseback riding and more.
Katoomba is the hub for most of the attractions in the Blue Mountains and heart of the stunning natural beauty within the Blue Mountains National Park. The scenery and crisp, clean air not only inspires nature-lovers, it has led to the town becoming a haven for poets, musicians and every kind of artist.
Among the highlights includes the iconic Three Sisters, the Cultural Centre, a dedicated street art area and Scenic World, which boasts the world's steepest railway. The vibrant town centre features many cafes and restaurants, including the Paragon, which dates to the early 20th century. Look out for the annual Winter Magic festival as well as the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots. It is little wonder Katoomba attracts two million day-trippers every year.
For those with a little more time, the Blue Mountains is a gateway to a host of other places worth exploring including one of Australia’s national treasures, Jenolan Caves. This award winning attraction contains some of the world’s oldest and Australia’s most awe-inspiring caves, with dazzling formations and pure underground rivers. Plant lovers will be drawn to Australia's highest botanic garden, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden as well as the otherworldly Mt Wilson.
Tarot Reading in the Blue Mountains
With its ancient heritage and abundance of natural settings, the Blue Mountains are bustling with spiritual and psychic energy. Some have dubbed Katoomba to be Newtown amidst nature. Spending time drinking in the handicrafts of artisans at local markets, savouring the slow food opportunity and admiring the galleries and pop up artist shops, has the effect of leaving a person feeling more centred and open.
If you are planning a weekend in the Blue Mountains be sure to book in advance for a tarot reading, counselling session or some energy work, in order to avoid disappointment.