The Scenic Walkway at Katoomba’s Scenic World – A Family-Friendly Walk In The Blue Mountains

Three Sisters Echo Point kids twins

On a sunny Sunday recently, the twin terrors and I headed up for a day trip to the beautiful Blue Mountains.  As you can see above, they were dead keen to see the views from busy Echo Point.

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The Three Sisters were looking lovely, and the views stretched out for miles. Stunning.
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A $2 coin gave the kids fantastic views through these binoculars across to the Three Sisters, where they were delighted to see people walking around.

We were heading off for a much more child-friendly walk though, over to Scenic World, to explore the Scenic Walkway.

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Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

The Scenic Walkway

This is an elevated boardwalk, that runs through the amazing rainforest deep on the Jamison Valley.

It’s actually the longest raised boardwalk in Australia.

The boardwalk runs for a total of 2.4km, so it can make a decent walk for kids. The great thing is that we can explore this sensitive ecosystem, with minimal human impact.

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There are ways to walk further on the bush tracks into the national park itself too, but we didn’t do that this day.

The Scenic Railway is part of Scenic World, you can use either the Scenic Railway or the Scenic Cableway (pix coming soon) to get down to the floor of Jamison Valley.

Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

My twinnies are seven and are starting to read quite well. They loved the information boards and did well at reading most of the words on their own, but needed extra explanations from me.

Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

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Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

A couple of fallen trees were much admired.

Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

Plenty of opportunities to run and swing and jump…

Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

Scenic Walkway at Scenic World Katoomba

‘What are all those people doing, Mum?’

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‘Looking at the entrance to one of the old coal mines, kids.’

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The beautiful bronze statue of a miner and his pit pony was given due reverence. Go Manly!

I could have walked all day… it’s been far too long since we did any serious bush walking.

But today was all about Scenic World…. well, with one quick stop afterwards before the drive back to Sydney.

Blue Mountains Chocolate Shop

It’d be silly NOT to stop here, wouldn’t it?

But I’ll leave you with a couple of gorgeous shots, not taken by me, sadly. Thanks to Scenic World for letting me use these and a couple of other gorgeous photos.

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The Blue Mountains is an easy (on a sunny Sunday) two hour drive from where we live in the northern part of Sydney. It’s quite feasible as a longish day trip.

Do you love the Blue Mountains?

Can you recommend a family-friendly place to stay?

Other great walks with kids there?

Happy travelling.

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Posted on: August 9, 2013

11 Comments

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Lydia C. Lee

    I love the Blue Mountains – we go once a year in the school hols to stay at the Fairmont (indoor pool a bonus) and go to Scenic World (because we all love it!) and then discover some new thing to do. The bakery at Wentworth Falls makes good pies too….

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Kirsty

    O I’m sold! If the kids and I ever visit Sydney (it will surely happen sometime!) we are definitely going up the blue mountains to walk that boardwalk! Those big red flowers looked amazing and the walk itself so lovely! (And I took careful note of the chocolate shop!)

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Ai Sakura

    Ooo I went up here before a long time ago! Such a beautiful place!

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Leanne Winter

    Those views really are breath-taking – and how is that rainbow! I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve never been to the Blue Mountains – I really need to get out more – will have to do something about this. (Does look a little chilly though).

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Red Crane Travel

    I had a great time with my girlfriend there, stunning landscape! start to miss this part of the world. also love the Great ocean road tour. Nice photos!

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties

    Such beautiful photos, I have not been to the Blue Mountains in years but will definitely be going on a little road trip to go do the walk and also visit the chocolate shop
    Visiting from FYBF and Sweet Little Pretties

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties

    Looks like a perfect day, I haven’t been to the Blue Mountains in years but will definitely be going on my next little trip and will have to stop off to get some chocolate
    Visiting from FYBF and Sweet Little Pretties

  • Reply August 9, 2013

    Grace

    I do love the Blue Mountains and particularly that scenic walkway. Such picturesque views from there. Looks like your twinnies had a fab time!

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Mumabytes

    Looks stunning! I’m in Melbs, but next NSW road trip will definitely include the Blue Mountains. Thanks for sharing your pics! Katie 🙂

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Robyn (Mrs D)

    WOW, this looks fantastic!! My list of places to go around these parts is growing every day. This is definitely somewhere I’s love to take the kids and my parents when they come for a visit last this year. Oh and that last rainbow photos is spectacular!!! x

  • Reply August 10, 2013

    Sally

    Oh wow how the infrastructure has changed since I was last there, a good 20 years ago.

    But the scenery is still as beautiful as ever.

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