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Things to do in Blue Mountains

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great value. Definitely would recommend doing Scenic World. Memorable experience for sure.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A must see when visiting the Blue Mountains. The Three Sisters is a famous unusual rock formation on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Must see permeant exposition on the local area. Visiting art shows. Lovely cafe. Great views over the Mountains. Totally worth a visit.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“An award winning restaurant, cafe and bar located in the heart of Leura. Rustic-chic decor and industrial car-themed art, offering delicious pizza and share plates.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Hotel
“I love catching up with friends in the lounge room. Especially in winter when the fire is roaring.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bringing visitors and locals together, this is an upbeat spot that combines three happy things – craft beer, pizza, and live music – in a very likable space next to the train station. It only does pizzas (plus a couple of salads), but they're delicious, with unusual gourmet toppings. The compact trackside courtyard is great for a summer pint in a good company.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Road
“Iconic Leura Mall has a fabulous range of shops, cafes and places to check out! The main street is ablaze with cherry blossom in springtime.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“An picturesque location to picnic, relax and soak up the natural glory that Australia has to offer.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The most beautiful breads, pies and sumptuous cakes. This may well be the best bakery in the world! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“he Lake is now home to native and introduced waterfowl, native fish such as Gudgeons, and water bugs including freshwater crayfish, freshwater shrimp and dragonfly nymphs. It is also a popular picnic spot, with barbeque facilities and children’s play equipment. A one kilometre walk beside the Lake is easy grade and takes about 30 minutes.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The doors at Silk’s Brasserie are open every day of the week for lunch and dinner. The ambience of the dining room is delightful, warm and inviting all year round. High ceilings, ochre-coloured walls, smart black and white chequerboard floor and the crisp linen-covered tables all contribute to a memorable dining experience.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Nature
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“Lovely historic house with gorgeous gardens. Best in Spring. Take a stroll through the gardens. Also has a cafe. A great outing.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Set in a bush location with views & a open fire in winter. Many easy walking tracks from this location. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“What everyone comes to see, the world famous three sisters, 15 minute walk down the road”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“Run by a local religious sect, but if you are okay with that, has excellent food and a unique hobbit house feel. Closed on Saturdays.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Fine dining two minute walk down the road, check their website for their weekend special lunches including bubbles”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Art Gallery
“An award winning restaurant, cafe and bar located in the heart of Leura. Rustic-chic decor and industrial car-themed art, offering delicious pizza and share plates.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“Bringing visitors and locals together, this is an upbeat spot that combines three happy things – craft beer, pizza, and live music – in a very likable space next to the train station. It only does pizzas (plus a couple of salads), but they're delicious, with unusual gourmet toppings. The compact trackside courtyard is great for a summer pint in a good company.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Hotel
“I love catching up with friends in the lounge room. Especially in winter when the fire is roaring.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The doors at Silk’s Brasserie are open every day of the week for lunch and dinner. The ambience of the dining room is delightful, warm and inviting all year round. High ceilings, ochre-coloured walls, smart black and white chequerboard floor and the crisp linen-covered tables all contribute to a memorable dining experience.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Set in a bush location with views & a open fire in winter. Many easy walking tracks from this location. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great cocktail bar, beautifully quirky dining room, this place is a favourite with locals..”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Dining view out over trees, the cafe fills quickly at breakfast and lunch. Wonderful selections for take-away fill the deli counter, and don’t overlook the selection of gelato ice creams.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“A tasty modern cuisine with creative Asian influences with good vegetarian options. Wednesday to Monday, Lunch 11am - 3.30pm, Dinner 5pm - 9pm. Closed Tuesday​.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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