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18 Activities in Blue Mountains for Kids, Families and Singles.

There are many fun activities you can do with your kids or family in the Blue Mountains. One such activity is hiking on one of many bush tracks and exploring the natural beauty of the region. There are also plenty of things for kids to do like visiting a petting zoo, going on a picnic or playing on one of many playgrounds near the mountains.

17 things to do at Blue Mountains with family and kids.
Three Sisters at Eco Point Blue Mountains. Credit: wikimedia

1. Blue Mountains Ultimate One-Day Tour

Experience the Blue Mountains with a local guide and learn about Australian wildlife. Forget large bus tours and make the most of your limited time with this personalized, small-group adventure. Spot Koalas, Wombats and Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Cliffs and Waterfalls.

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2. Blue Mountains Private Tour From Sydney, & Featherdale Aussie Animal Park Option.

Explore our natural landmarks on this full-day private Blue Mountains tour from Sydney. Explore the world away from the city noise. As you journey into the lush valleys of waterfalls, gorges, mountains, and forests that have shaped life here for tens of thousands of years. You can also opt to add on a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park or swing by Scenic World and take a ride on the cable car. Find out more below.

3. Canyoning Full-Day Experience at Stunning Empress Falls Canyon.

The Blue Mountains are a beautiful place to explore and if you want to have an adventure, abseiling is the way to go. The first half of the day is spent abseiling cliffs that get increasingly higher. After an included lunch walk to the start of the canyon, wade into a creek, and jump into a rock pool.

This tour is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of the Sydney area while exploring some of the region's most spectacular scenery.

After some cooling swims in the water and abseil rock jumps, feel free to rest out at the BBQ after finishing this exhilarating canyon tour. Find out more below.

4. Interested in the night sky and astronomy? You can stargaze with an astrophysicist in the Blue Mountains.

Perfect stargazing tour for all ages, date nights, families, kids, groups and locals, this unforgettable tour features Australia’s spectacular night sky away from the city lights. A great opportunity to experience the Southern Sky and its celestial wonders only visible from the Southern hemisphere.

The guide, Dimitri is an Astrophysicist PhD with 10+ years experience including Sydney Observatory, Mt John Observatory, the world-renowned astronomical observatory in Lake Tekapo (New Zealand) and Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley.

The Wentworth falls lookout offers a fabulous 180 sunset vista of the lush Jamison Valley with views and sounds of the waterfalls! Find out more below.

What's Included:

Professional-grade telescope and binoculars Hot chocolate or fresh drink depending on temperature Astronomical Binoculars Warm blankets.

5. Explore Sydney's Blue Mountains at your own pace with an electric bike.

Blue Labyrinth Tour: Mountain biking is an excellent way to experience the epic and varied landscapes of the Blue Mountains. eMountain biking is even better! And now, Glenbrook is one of the gateways to these beautiful mountains, just under an hour from central Sydney. You will meet your group here before heading off on some mountain trails. You'll also see incredible views from time to time of the ancient forests, deep valleys, and gorges.

  • Speed through the trails on high-tech electric mountain bikes

  • Check out the best viewpoints and vistas in the Sydney Blue Mountains

  • Fully guided tour with expert riders showing you the ropes

  • Mix of routes available to suit every rider’s skill level.

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6. Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience.

You can take a look at contemporary Australian culture during this Blue Mountains tour, which includes transport and morning tea. You'll also get 2 courses for lunch. Watch a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony at Katoomba Waterfall, and then head to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Find out more below.

7. Army Truck Adventures - 3 Hour Guided Tour.

Discover the beauty of Sydney's Blue Mountains region. Take on an interesting tour and explore the area's diverse ecosystem, history, culture and entertainment during a guided open-air 4WD adventure. Travel with an Aussie x-army jeep. Small-group tour with up to eight travelers. Find out more below.

8. Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides.

Book a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Blue Mountains with a sightseeing pass valid for three days. The bus stops at 29 convenient locations, where you can hop off to visit mountain towns, snap photos from the Three Sisters and Echo Point lookouts, and more. Plus, You can Upgrade to The Lyrebird Pass. The Lyrebird Pass includes unlimited rides at Scenic World. Find out more below.

9.Hanging Rock - SELF-GUIDED Hire Service E-bike (electric) - Blue Mountains.

The perfect way to experience all the best e-bike trails and scenic positions in the Blue Mountains and coming soon Hanging Rock. Fully self-guided hire service. You'll start with paperwork, get a general introduction to your bike, and get an overview of the trail, set off into the forest! Find out more below.

10. Join Half-Day Abseiling Adventure in Blue Mountains National Park.

Spend your day on the edge with a Half Day Guided Abseiling Adventure in Blue Mountains National Park. The rocks, views, and peaceful river make this an unforgettable adventure. Get ready to experience the exhilaration of abseiling with this tour from Katoomba. You'll work alongside an experienced instructor and jump off cliffs, rappel down from 16 feet (5 meters) to 49 feet (15 meters) to a 98-foot (30-meter) drop , and explore the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains National Park. Find out more information below.

11. Hire Limousine from Airport to Blue Mountains transfer and return to Sydney.

For a seamless Sydney-to-Blue Mountains experience, look no further than Blue Mountains Limousines and Vintage Cadillacs. You will be amazed as you tour in a 1929 Cadillac LaSalle.

12. 1-Hour a Chopper Trike Tour of Three Sisters in Blue Mountains.

Hit the open road on a chopper 4 trike with this hot deal. Take off on an adventurous mountain tour and enjoy the freedom of three wheels!. Escape the crowds of Sydney, head to Govetts Leap Lookout, which provides some of the best views in the region. In addition to this, this site has also been awarded as one of Australia's top lookouts by Lonely Planet. For those looking for an even more secluded experience further up west, be sure to visit Angel Place Lookout out west. Find out more information below.

13. Enjoy Juggle Canyon and Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains.

Juggler Canyon is one of the best Abseiling Adventure spots in Sydney. Give it a try and you won't regret it. You'll be surrounded by the dramatic and beautiful scenery of the Blue Mountains, where you can wander and explore. This will help take your mind off any worrying thoughts about what might be near large drops!

14. Canyoning at Twister and Rocky Creek: Two Canyons In One Day.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to do more than one canyon in a day, then this is the tour for you. Twister and Rocky Creek are the two canyons we visit on this tour. Twister Canyon is one of the most popular canyons in the world. It is a perfect canyon for beginners and experts. The canyon has an easy to navigate route filled with fun rappels and beautiful scenery.

Rocky Creek Canyon is a more advanced canyon that is more challenging than Twister Canyon, but still doable for beginners. The route here is more difficult to navigate, and the rappels are harder as well.

This tour will take you through two different canyons in one day, so you get to experience both Twister Canyon and Rocky Creek Canyon. This tour will also include a hike up to a spectacular viewpoint at the top of Rocky Creek where you can see all of Zion National Park below you! Get more information below.

15. Rock Climbing Adventure in Katoomba with small group in weekend.

This 2-day course in the Blue Mountains, departing each day from Katoomba. It is designed for participants with little or no previous outdoor climbing experience and will be an excellent transition from indoor to outdoor climbing. You will have the opportunity to practice technical rock climbing skills mixed with rope work while exploring the Blue Mountain national park.

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16. Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure from Katoomba with a small group.

Get a taste of rock climbing by scaling the cliffs of the Blue Mountains. Your guide will teach you everything you need to know and provide expert coaching, These expert climbing guides have a wealth of knowledge about essential gear, belaying, footholds, and descent techniques for any climber looking for a challenging yet safe outdoor adventure. Take a break and enjoy a picnic at the Blue Mountain.

17.Guided 4WD tour around the Blue Mountains.

Take the opportunity to explore more of the Blue Mountains by joining a small-group 4x4 tour that will take you off the beaten track and away from the crowds. This experiential tour includes private access to a property with views stretching as far as Capertee Valley, this also being one of the largest canyons in Australia. Stop by the Lost City, a natural formation created over millions of years, and explore artwork made by indigenous Aboriginal people thousands of years ago. Along the way, stop at Royal Hotel in Capertee for home-cooked lunch.

18.Fully Inclusive Day Trip to the Blue Mountains with Visit to Scenic World and Featherdale.

Reserve the Blue Mountains Tour and go on a beautiful journey through the region. See the Jamison Valley and Three Sisters rock formation, among other sights. Visit Scenic World and ride the world's steepest railway, and stop for lunch in the picturesque town of Leura. This tour takes you well out of the city to get a glimpse of Australia's culture and history. visit below to find more information.


The Blue Mountains is a great place to visit for those who enjoy nature and the outdoors. We hope that you have enjoyed reading about all the activities in the Blue Mountains for Kids, Families and Singles.

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