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See all the Blue Mountains’ greatest hits in one brilliant walk

Whether you’re a regular visitor or preparing for your first time, the Blue Mountains always has something to offer. The mountain range begins about 50 km west of Sydney and is part of the Great Dividing Range, but it’s the valleys and cliffs that make the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains truly special. The steep sandstone terrain reaches over a kilometre above sea level at its highest point and hosts countless protected species, unique rainforest microclimates, and an almost unlimited supply of brilliant waterfalls. The Grand Cliff Top Walk is the best new way to see them all. The 19km route from Wentworth Falls to Katoomba takes in a mind-bending number of highlights. [block_green]As you walk, listen for the call of the yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Wumbarrung in Gundungurra language). The Wumbarrung has special significance to Gundungurra traditional custodians, and its flight reflects the moods and seasons of Gundungurra Country. It’s also the wayfinding track icon for Grand Cliff Top Walk.[/block_green]   The Grand Cliff Top Walk is a joint project between NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Blue Mountains City Council, to create a continuous multi-day walk from Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. Regardless of when you hike it, it’s best done over two days or more, with a stay booked for the night to rest those weary legs!

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  • Friends on a road trip to Mungo National Park. Photo credit: Melissa Findley/OEH

    Road Trips

    Must do itineraries for day trips and multi-day adventures

  • Two people sitting outside a tent preparing a drink on a portable stove in a nsw national park campground. Photo credit: Remy Brand / DPE

    Camping & Cottages

    Sleep under the stars or unwind in a rustic cabin or historic cottage

  • Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo credit: Rob Mulally/DPIE

    Hiking & Bushwalks

    From leisurely strolls to blood pumping hikes, there’s a nature trail just for you.

  • A family in two canoes paddles down the Murray River, Murray Valley National Park. Photo credit: Boen Ferguson/DPIE

    Activities

    Canoeing, kayaking, canyoning or a spot of picnicking, anyone?

  • Person pointing at a small mushroom on a tree, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo credit: Rob Mulally/DPIE

    Nature & Wellness

    Nature makes us feel great. Learn about plants and animals and how you can help us protect them

  • NPWS field officer in light rain. Photo credit: Branden Bodman/OEH

    Ranger Tips

    Essential know-how to get the best out of your visit

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