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DAY TRIP - Sydney to Katoomba/Medlow Bath
Sydney to Glenbrook – 60 mins
Head out from Sydney to Glenbrook at the base of the Blue Mountains on one of the motorways. Call into the Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre to pick up your Greater Blue Mountains Drive touring guide or for additional help in itinerary planning or booking tours. Euroka, near Glenbrook is a delight for small groups, families and campers with kangaroos, birds and other wildlife visiting. Also nearby is Red Hands Cave where you can see Aboriginal rock art.
Glenbrook to Wentworth Falls – 30 mins
Continue driving along the Great Western Highway towards Katoomba. En-route you can stop at the Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge where every Australian Prime Minister since Federation has planted a tree for posterity. Be sure to stop at Wentworth Falls, a charming village with many lookouts and picnic spots providing views of dramatic escarpments, waterfalls and valleys. Many walking trails originate here.
Wentworth Falls to Leura – 5 mins
Travel on to Leura. Known as the Garden village, naturally enough for its lovely gardens. Leura also offers boutique shopping, galleries, cafes and delicatessens; and the world’s largest private teapot collection. Take a stroll around Everglades Gardens designed by Paul Sorensen.
Leura to Katoomba – 5 mins
If you want to steer away from the Great Western Highway you can take the scenic route of Cliff Drive. Keep your eyes on the road but stop to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary and Jamison Valley. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point, near the Three Sisters. You can book guided walks and sightseeing tours and there’s a range of souvenirs available.
Catch a double decker sightseeing bus or a Trolley Tour and hop on and hop off as you choose at the many local attractions. Be sure to visit Scenic World where you can either descend into (on the world’s steepest incline railway) or float above (onboard the Skyway) the Jamison Valley.
Katoomba to Medlow Bath – 5 mins
Travel west back along the Great Western Highway to the small township of Medlow Bath – home of the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel. Enjoy afternoon high tea in the Wintergarden Restaurant with the panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley. Partake in a history tour and discover the stories of yesteryear of the Hydro Majestic. Wander through the Hydro Majestic Pavilion and discover the vibrant displays showcasing boutique and unique food and wine from the Blue Mountains and its regions.
Medlow Bath to Sydney – 1 hour & 30 mins
Depart the Hydro Majestic and head back to Sydney via the Great Western Highway and M4 motorway.