A drive to the Blue Mountains makes a great day trip or weekend away during the cooler months while the leaves transform into a brilliant display of red and orange.

A fantastic destination to visit is the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, so the team there decided to team-up with local businesses to create a new online resource for those wanting to make a day of the journey to the gardens.

Weaving though fertile farmland and quaint towns along the Bells Line of Road, Sydneysiders and visitors from all over the world flock to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah to soak up the breathtaking views.

The Bells Line of Road retraces a pathway used by the Aboriginal peoples of the area before colonial settlement and is packed with experiences to suit all ages and interests.

Blue Mountains road trip

The Blue Mountains Road Trip website has an interactive map, showcasing 17 experiences that can be mixed and matched to create a tailored itinerary perfectly suited to your family’s interests.

There are peaceful places to stretch your legs in Kurrajong Village, family favourites like apple picking at Pine Crest Orchard or unique sights such as native wildlife at the Glow Worm Cave.

This fantastic new website is your passport to fun and outdoors adventures, showcasing the best places to stop and take in what nature has to offer.

To tailor your own Blue Mountains road trip, visit www.sydneytobluemountains.com.au to learn more about the local experiences on offer.

Our favourite itineraries

The beauty of The Blue Mountains Road Trip is that you can pick and choose the activities that speak to you, but we took the liberty of picking some of our favourite day trip itineraries using the interactive map.

Itinerary one

  1. Stop off for a quick brunch at one of the oldest buildings in Kurrajong, Lochiel House.
  2. Take a wander through the Bilpin Saturday Markets and enjoy local wares from local businesses.
  3. Check in to the Jungle Lodge for the evening.
  4. Take an evening tour through the gorgeous Glow Worm Caves to see the magical glow worms lighting up the dark caves.

Itinerary two

  1. Indulge in some antique shopping and browse through local boutiques in historic Kurrajong village.
  2. Stop off at the Bilpin Cider Co. cellar door and quench your thirst by tasting their home made brews.
  3. Stop for lunch at The Potager café at Mount Tomah then explore the beautiful gardens.
  4. Take a bushwalk through the Grand Canyon Track.1.

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