The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area is just a short drive from Sydney and covers a vast area of 1.03 million hectares. With its stunning natural scenery, it’s multitude of things to see and do and the opportunity it provides for getting away from it all and connecting with both nature and each other, it’s a must see location for those wanting to travel in their Goldstream RV and spend time outdoors with their kids.
Things to do
There are quite a few well-known tourist attractions in the Blue Mountains that people think of straight away when the National Park is mentioned. These include the Three Sisters, the Zig Zag Railway, and Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens, as well as the many art galleries that dot the towns along the Great Western Highway. If you like to stray off the beaten track in a 4WD, however, be sure to check out the following places that are guaranteed to thrill both kids and adults alike:
The Lost City
These are spectacular formations made out of sandstone that resemble beehives or pagodas. Picnic or stay the night at Bungleboori campground if you’d like to explore the numerous other 4WD tracks in the area
Now considered a ghost town, Newnes contains an old abandoned shale mine which was worked for oil in the past. Camping is available near the now-closed pub and the place is now inhabited by wombats, sightings of which should delight the kids.
Nearby is the Glow Worm Tunnel, which was originally built as part of the railway servicing the shale mine but which was taken over by glow worms when it was abandoned. You’ll need to take torches to access the 400 metre tunnel, but turn them off once inside so you can see the glow.
This is a program aimed at educating kids and their families about the bush and to encourage connecting with the natural spaces in our lives and an interest in conservation as a result. The website has multiple walking guides and maps to print out with activities to do along the way to stimulate discussion and exploration of various places in the Blue Mountains National Park.
This wonderful World Heritage area caters to families with all types of interests. With over 140 kilometres of walking and biking trails, along with opportunities for rock climbing, horse riding and 4WD’ing, there’s something for everyone – regardless of how long your trip is. If you like to get out and about there’s no better way than to do it in style and comfort with one of our Goldstream RV Camper Trailers. They’re built to withstand the tough stuff and come with a range of options to make them even sturdier. Contact us today to see which one best suits your needs.