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Cable Car Rides At The Blue Mountains

Cable Car Rides At Blue Mountains

Have you ever experienced a cable car ride in the Blue Mountains? If not, you simply must try it once in your lifetime. Please continue reading to learn more about this sensational attraction.

Australia’s Blue Mountain National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can discover breathtaking views of the spectacular Jamison Valley, steep ravines, and lush green rainforests.

There are many things to explore in the Blue Mountains. With National Park admission you can experience unlimited access to the Scenic Walkway, Scenic Railway, and Scenic Skyway.

For great views stroll along scenic glass walkways or take a ride in the largest cable car in the world on the longest cableway in the Southern Hemisphere.

Scenic World

Scenic World is a privately owned tourist company in Katoomba that operates tours to the Blue Mountains, about 100 km west of Sydney.

Scenic World is renowned for offering tourists the ultimate Blue Mountains experience with magnificent views. This all-weather tourist attraction stays open even in the rain.

The enclosed cabins of the rides provide shelter from the rain and if the weather changes unexpectedly, and there are umbrellas and ponchos available on site for purchase.

The Blue Mountains Scenic Cableway

From the fully enclosed interior of the Scenic Cableway cabin, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Mountains and Jamison Valley.

It is a unique vantage point from which to view famous sites like the Three Sisters rock formations, Mount Solitary, Katoomba Falls, and Orphan Rock.

The cableway cabin has a capacity for 84 passengers and it is also pram and wheelchair accessible.

The 454-metre journey takes you on a gentle descending ride from the top of the cliff to Jamison Valley and back again to the top of the escarpment.

At the bottom station, you can stroll along the 2.4-kilometre Scenic Walkway to the heart of the Jurassic rainforest.

The Blue Mountains Scenic Cableway has the largest cable car and the steepest cableway in the Southern Hemisphere.

As the cable car slowly glides above the spectacular Jamison Valley floor you can get a 360-degree view.

The Cableway offers a different scenic view of the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Mount Solitary, and Orphan Rock than the Skyway and it is the only way to gain access to the Scenic Walkway with 2.4 km of Jurassic rainforest to explore.

The Scenic Skyway

The Scenic Skyway is a unique must-do ride for any visitor to the Blue Mountains. The cabin of the Skyway has a glass floor that provides a magnificent view of the canopy of the rainforest, 270 metres below.

It travels more than 700 metres across the valley below. It is the highest cableway in Australia and has been operating since 1985.

Additional Information

Children’s tickets are available for children between the ages of 4 and 13. Infants and children under the age of 4 must be carried by a parent or adult as baby seats are not available on the cableway.

All children up to the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Peak season includes Christmas and New Year holidays, Chinese New Year, Easter, and all Australian school holidays.

Opening Hours

  • The National Park is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily
  • During the summer holidays, Scenic World offers extended hours on selected days. For more information visit the Scenic World Official Website.
  • All rides will close 10 minutes before closing at 5.00 pm and we recommend arriving before 3.30 to maximize your experience and avoid disappointment.

How to Get There

  • By Car:
    Less than 100 km from Sydney, Scenic World takes less than 2 hours to reach by car via the Great Western Highway and M4. Free covered parking is available on site.
  • By Public Transport:
    Trains between Sydney Central Station and Katoomba Station operate daily to take passengers to the Blue Mountains. You can park your car at Scenic World, 3 km from Katoomba Station, and take the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus or use a public bus on Route 686. Both will stop directly outside the main entrance of the station.

A whole new, exciting adventure awaits you in the Blue Mountains including a ride on the steepest cableway in the Southern Hemisphere.

There are two outlets for food and beverages that offer Australian, Indian, Italian, and Asian inspired cuisine. EATS270 has a balcony area with extensive outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful scenery.

If you are planning to visit the Blue Mountains, look no further than FJ Tours Day Tours.

At FJ Tours, our friendly sightseeing day tours are the best way to maximise your travel time, which means you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains.

Find out more about FJ Tours Blue Mountains Day Tours here.

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