Blue Mountains National Park

Plog: hiking in Blue Mountains National Park (Australia)

From Sydney, it’s only a 2-hour train ride to Blue Mountains National Park. A perfect place to enjoy nature and go for a hike. In this blog, I’ll share my favorite pictures.

Three Sisters: the most famous rock formation

View from the Three Sisters

There are lots of stairs to climb

Climb the stairs

The edge of the canyon

The edge

Katoomba Falls

Katoomba falls

Walkway in the forest

In the forest

If you dare, take the cableway!


The next morning, you can see the canyon covered by clouds

Blue Mountains - wolkendek

Gordon Falls

Blue Mountains - Gordon Falls

Colorful birds

Blue Mountains - wildlife

When you walk from one viewpoint after another

from viewpoint to viewpoint

Feeling like you’re on top of the world

On top of the world

Blue Mountains National Park: the practical things

How to get there?

Every day several trains leave from Sydney Central Station to Katoomba. Tickets will you cost you somewhere between 6 and 9 Australian dollars. Check out this website for the timetable. It will take about 2 hours to get from Sydney to Katoomba. The town is not that big, so you can walk everywhere from to the station. It’s a 30-minute walk from the station to Three Sisters, the most popular viewpoint in the park.

Where to stay?

I stayed at Flying Fox Hostel in Katoomba, which I can highly recommend. It’s within walking distance from the train station and there are dorms and private rooms. They have a very cozy living room to hang out in for a bit. The owner is very friendly and knows everything about hiking in Blue Mountains National Park. It’s not a party hostel, so you’ll meet people of every age in this hostel. You can book a room in Flying Fox here.

Would you like to read more about Australia?

Check out these articles:
Tours in Australia you don’t want to miss (East Coast)
Itinerary Australia: the highlights of the East Coast in 3,5 weeks
Top 5 things to do in Sydney

Or check out one of these great travel guides:

DK Eyewitness Australia

The Rough Guide to Australia


As a girl from a small town in the Netherlands, I always dreamed of traveling. I thought it would always be a dream, but nowadays, I travel 6 to 8 months a year and I hike thousands of miles on the most beautiful hiking trails. On this website you can read all about my favorite destinations.

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