Australia’s most visited privately-owned tourist attraction, which celebrates its 70th birthday this year, reckons that with crisp alpine air, gobsmackingly gorgeous vistas, thrilling rides and even the chance of snow, a visit is a must do activity right now.
Located in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Scenic World offers a ride on the Scenic Skyway for breathtaking views over Katoomba Falls and the Jamison Valley, photo opportunities galore from the lookout at the Skyway’s eastern anchorage and a stroll along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Echo Point to see the world-famous Three Sisters followed by a ride on the world’s steepest passenger train, the Scenic Railway, down to the valley.
There’s a walk along the Scenic Walkway over the Jamison Valley floor featuring the brilliant colours of the rainforest and the chance “to immerse yourself in the Jurassic world as mist shrouds the towering cliffs above, raindrops cling to the lush green leaves and native Lyrebirds forage for food”.
You can also take the 545m ride up the Scenic Cableway to the top of the escarpment, revelling in views of the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls as you go.
Scenic World Joint managing directors David and Anthea Hammon say: “Every season in the Blue Mountains is beautiful but winter is the most invigorating.”
“The sky is often blue and clear with visibility out to the Great Dividing Range, and occasional snowfall transforms the landscape into a magical winter wonderland, and the perfect excuse to cosy up in front of a roaring log fire.’’