The Blue Mountains is home to a plethora of endless natural wonders and adventures. More than its steep, breathtaking cliffs and abundant forests filled with all sorts of native Australian wildlife, the Blue Mountains is also home to some of the best waterfalls you will ever encounter.
If you want to learn more about some of the iconic waterfalls you can visit in the Blue Mountains, then you came to the right place! Here are 5 of the best waterfalls that the Blue Mountains has to offer.
1). Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls is by far one of the most iconic waterfalls and bushwalking destinations in the Blue Mountains. It is a towering, 187-meter three-tiered waterfall that can be seen from various lookout points around the area.
This waterfall is especially impressive after a long period of heavy rainfall, as water from the falls carries out onto the famous Jamison Valley.
The name of Wentworth Falls derives from a nearby town that is popular for its scenic bushwalking trails.
So, not only can you enjoy a peaceful picnic at the foot of the Wentworth Falls, but you can also embark on an amazing bushwalk tour in the neighbouring town.
2). Katoomba Falls
Katoomba Falls is another popular waterfall destination in the Blue Mountains. The Katoomba Falls is located in the Katoomba region between Echo Point and Scenic World, two other popular destinations of the Blue Mountains.
It cascades 150-metres into the Jamison Valley where it also joins the Kedumba River. You can view the Katoomba Falls from different points within the area.
You can see the Katoomba Falls from the skyway in Scenic World, or you can see the Katoomba Falls and the valley it is located in from the numerous lookout points found at Juliet’s Balcony.
3). Empress Falls
Though the name “Empress Falls” sounds quite regal and majestic, the Empress Falls are often underrated. However, this does not take away from the beautiful views it has to offer you.
The Empress Falls features a 1.6-kilometre trail where you can hike, walk, and appreciate nature.
There are various lookout points located on this track where you can view other iconic Blue Mountains landmarks like the Jamison Valley and the Valley of Waters, which is surrounded by steep cliffs.
If you continue down this track, you can also encounter other creeks and waterfalls like the Sylvia Falls and the Lodore Falls, which makes your waterfall experience all the more exciting and action-packed.
4). Leura Cascades
Similar to the Empress Falls, the Leura Cascades features a short walking track along the Leura Falls Creek which passes through a rainforest that ends in the sight of the beautiful Leura Cascades.
The end of the path is another lookout point where you can view the vast Jamison Valley, in which you can choose to continue on further into the valley so that you can get more close-up views of where the creek meets the valley.
A popular activity to do at the Leura Cascades is to go picnicking. The best part is that there are already tables, chairs, and shade available! You can even go birdwatching to fully experience the natural wildlife present at the Leura Cascades.
5). Govetts Leap
Also known as Bridal Veil Falls, Govetts Leap is a beautiful 180-meter tall waterfall that is surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs. In fact, there is a specific lookout point dedicated to the Govetts Leap—the Govetts Leap lookout point—where you can view the waterfalls in all its grandeur.
There are also surrounding walking tracks that you can partake in that lead you to the top of the waterfall. Other walking tracks, however, can take you to the foot of the waterfall.
Nonetheless, there are many ways that you can encounter this waterfall, which means you can never run out of ways you can experience it.
As you can see, there are some absolutely spectacular waterfalls to visit when you do a day tour to the Blue Mountains.
If you plan to visit the Blue Mountains in Sydney, you should hire a reputable tour guide to arrange the tour for you. This will give you peace of mind and you won’t need to worry about having to plan every aspect of your tour.
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