Sensational Scenery In The Blue Mountains, NSW
SA is a brilliant State, with an abundance of fantastic caravan and campgrounds. But sometimes, you just want to go further afield.
A road trip is a surprising cure for all sorts of ills. And less than 15 hours drive from Adelaide lie the Blue Mountains, home to some of Australia’s most iconic vistas. With waterfalls, unusual rock formations, rainforest and caves, the Blue Mountains offers a plethora of outdoor adventures for all the family.
Get out your hiking boots, golf gear and camera. You could be settling down in the beautiful, rugged and lush landscape of the Blue Mountains — home to the Three Sisters — in no time at all. Here’s where to go and what to do.
Where to stay in the Blue Mountains
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park is a great place to stay if you want the most iconic sights of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area right on your doorstep.
Located 2 kilometres south of Katoomba railway station (and shopping centre), Katoomba Falls Tourist Park is ideal for hiking and nature enthusiasts, with Echo Point and Katoomba Falls both within walking distance.
The Tourist Park offers ensuite sites as well as the usual powered and non-powered spots to park up your caravan or campervan. Travellers towing a camper trailer are advised to contact the park in advance to ensure a suitable site is available.
With free WiFi hotspots on site, anyone preferring not to switch off completely are covered. And there are discounts available for stays of 3 or more consecutive nights, so it’s ideal for longer trips.
Now, as far as exploring goes, there’s lots to keep you and the whole family occupied…
Activities and sights to see
From nearby Echo Point, couples can enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Three Sisters, the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. These iconic rock formations change throughout the seasons and even throughout the day, as the sunlight brings out different colours.
Culture and coffee lovers can enjoy the vibrant café scene in nearby Leura, or check out the latest works by the local arts co-operative.
Then there’s the famous Scenic World Skyway, which glides between cliff tops affording its passengers extraordinary views of the rainforest canopy below through its glass floor.
For those who’d rather keep their feet firmly on terra firma, there are plenty of walking trails throughout the Blue Mountains. Or why not enjoy a round of golf at Katoomba Golf Course — a leisurely 10 minute walk from the Tourist Park.
Being so close to Sydney, it’s unsurprising that there are things to do all year round — even in winter! Try the Winter Magic Festival in June or the May Harvest Festival in nearby Leura.
Whatever you want from your Blue Mountains jaunt, trust Dave Benson Caravans to make it a easy and comfortable ride.