Blue Mountains National Park
A 90-minute drive west from Sydney—eucalyptus forests, sandstone cliffs, and villages riddled with galleries, spas, and eateries abound. The Blue Mountains
are a World Heritage wilderness and every Outback adventurer’s dream. The 662,000-acre park is actually an uplifted plateau dissected by rivers and offers native bushland, underground caves, 4WD eco-tours, and plenty of hiking. Katoomba, a major town in the area, borders the park and is famous for its bushwalking trails. Nearby Echo Point affords views of the storied Three Sisters rock formation. On the drive back to Sydney
, take the less-traveled and very scenic Bells Line of Road.