Do you want to travel from Sydney to the fabulous Blue Mountains? The route there is beautiful, and you will journey through several charming small towns along the way. Get in your car and head west on the M4 Motorway and then onto the Great Western Highway. It takes around two and a half hours to get to Blackheath, which is located at the top of the Blue Mountains. Blackheath is 1,065 meters, 3,514 feet and 6 inches, above sea level.
You could take your car on the Greater Blue Mountains Drive, a network of touring routes, which is a 1,200-kilometer trek. Your trip will take you through the colourful valleys and the bluish eucalypt forests located in the Blue Mountains. On your drive, you can stop at one of the national parks or conservation areas to see the regions many breathtaking attractions.
If you would prefer to travel by rail, the trains in Sydney run hourly. A trip to Katoomba, located in the Blue Mountains, will take around two hours. One of the steepest railways in the world, you will experience a steep descent past several natural wonders, like Orphan Rock and a cliff face riddled with fern. While in Katoomba you must see the Three Sisters at Echo Point. You can easily find directions to this wondrous site.