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The Megalong Valley is a picturesque valley surrounded by golden coloured escarpments. The Aboriginal meaning of Megalong is 'Valley under the Rock'. Popular for horse riding, there are a diverse range of trails through scenic bushland.

Explore the Six Foot Track bushwalk, from Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves, there are now self-guided and guided walks along it.

One of the best views of the Megalong Valley is from the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath. The hotel sits on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the valley and its eucalypt forests, spectacular sandstone cliffs.

Stop at the Megalong Valley Tearooms for a scrumptious devonshire tea or lunch is also available.

Free bush camping is available at The Old Ford Reserve Campground which has minimal facilities but does have toilets.

Megalong: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Old Ford Reserve

Camping is allowed at Old Ford Reserve, a picturesque camping and picnic area alongside Megalong Creek in the Megalong Valley. The Reserve is accessible by road, the Megalong Valley is mostly granite country and the Valley has bird species that are not found on the cliff tops. Old Ford Reserve is 8.3 kilometres along the Six Foot Track from Katoomba

Megalong Valley
Megalong Valley, NSW, 2785

Located 2.8K from Megalong

Narrow Neck Lookout

Narrow Neck Lookout, as the name implies, has views over the Narrow Neck Peninsula, a plateau which divides the Jamison and Megalong Valleys. There is a lookout on Cliff Drive down over Narrow Neck and the two valleys or you can continue along Cliff Drive to Glen Raphael Drive, a dirt road leading two kilometres along Narrow Neck to a locked gate. The next seven kilometres is for walkers and mountain bike riders only and offers spectacular views into the surrounding valleys. Narrow Neck is well known as a 'must do' mountain bike ride.

Glen Raphael Drive
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 6.3K from Megalong

Scenic World Blue Mountains

Less than two hours from Sydney, Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley.

Journey on the world's steepest incline railway, glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway, explore Jurassic rainforest along the 2.4 kilometres walkway - the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere.

Make a day of it! Scenic World offers free all day parking and a choice of onsite dining options.

Corner of Violet Street and Cliff Drive
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 6.9K from Megalong

Lilianfels Spa

Surrounded by spectacular national parks in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, a visit to Lilianfels Spa is like returning home.

Enliven your senses with soothing and restorative body and beauty treatments delivered by a team of caring and talented spa professionals.

Enter a space where you are supported to discover your natural state of balance. The spa is open daily.

Groups are welcome and Lilianfels Spa will be pleased to customise a program to suit all occasions.

5 - 19 Lilianfels Avenue
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 7.6K from Megalong

Echo Point Lookout

Perched on the edge of the escarpment, on the traditional land of the Gundungurra and Darug People Echo Point precinct - part of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk - provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness, and the iconic Three Sisters from a variety of lookouts. Head down the path to the Three Sisters Walk and for more adventurous a walk down the Giant Stairway, 980 steps, to the valley floor. Follow the path around past Katoomba Falls and return to the top via the Scenic Railway up to 4.50pm.

Three Sisters walking track will be closed from Echo Point to the start of the Giant Stairway for major upgrade works from Monday 24 November 2014 for six months. Access to the Giant Stairway, and Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura is open. For more information, visit the Blue Mountains Information Centres at Echo Point or Glenbrook.

Echo Point Escarpment
Echo Point, NSW, 2780

Located 7.6K from Megalong

Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Imagine witnessing Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery. Experience traditional dance, take part in interactive didgeridoo performances, examine authentic artworks, and take home genuine Aboriginal souvenirs. Learn about Australia's living Aboriginal culture from the local tribes through informal cultural discussions and lectures. Waradah Aboriginal Centre offers a once in a lifetime experience.

Performances happen throughout the day, ranging from five to 15 minutes in length. Audience members are able to witness Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo performances, with explanations of the stories that accompany each dance.

The Corroboree showcases four to five authentic dances; performed by Aboriginal dancers in traditional paint and costume. Lectures at the Centre provide an introduction to Aboriginal Culture, including the story of the Three Sisters and an explanation of a traditional tool kit permanently on display.

33-37 Echo Point Road
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 7.6K from Megalong

Megalong: Events

Wilderness Societys WildEndurance Team Challenge

The WildEndurance team walking challenge will partner with Science for Wildlife to raise funds to track and save koalas from extinction in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

WildEndurance is a stimulating challenge for teams of two - seven participants who will walk or run either 50 kilometres or 100 kilometres while experiencing first-hand the beauty and stunning scenery of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

The event passes through the homes of more than 400 different kinds of animals, such as spotted-tailed quolls, koalas, long-nosed potoroos and the Blue Mountains water skink, which happily live in the rugged gorges and tablelands of the Greater Blue Mountains.

Run by The Wilderness Society, WildEndurance, is open to mums, dads, families, fitness clubs, walking groups, sports teams, community groups, nature lovers, corporate teams and "bucket list" achievers.

Event Dates
      5th May
      6th May

Cliff Drive
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 6.4K from Megalong

Ultra-Trail Australia

Ultra-Trail Australia (formally The North Face 100) is five day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic World, Katoomba.

The UTA festival also includes kids trail races and the UTA 951, a stair climb from the base of the iconic Furber steps to the Ultra-Trail Australia finish line at Scenic World. There is also an event expo, athlete forums, film festival and more.

UTA is part of the Ultra Trail World Tour and attracts runners of all levels from all over Australia and internationally vying for UTWT points. Ultra-Trail Australia is a truly unique and spectacular event that sees the world's elite athletes, recreational runners and first time ultra-runners converge to take on a breath-taking and challenging course.

Event Dates
      18th May
      19th May
      20th May
      21st May

Violet Street,
Corner of Cliff Drive
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 6.8K from Megalong

Sculpture at Scenic World

Sculpture at Scenic World 2016 will transform the natural Jurassic rainforest in the Blue Mountains with world-class sculpture.

The exhibition, now in its fifth year, will offer exciting opportunities for art lovers, enthusiasts, children and families. Sculpture Otherwise (indoor show), will exhibit in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

Set in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains showcasing local, national and international artists, the exhibition offers the perfect Autumn arts escape.

Ticketed entry into Sculpture at Scenic World will include unlimited rides.

Violet Street,
Corner of Cliff Drive
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 6.9K from Megalong

Off The Rails

Scenic World presents Off The Rails, an outdoor festival of Blue Mountains Music, featuring Thundamentals, Urthboy, and Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders.

As part of Scenic World's 70th birthday, they're celebrating everything that's great about living in the Blue Mountains in a one-off summer music festival.

Home grown acts - Thundamentals and Urthboy - will return to their old stomping ground, with Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders, plus more, delivering epic performances on a single intimate stage. Perfect for those who want the festival vibe without the massive crowds. Tickets are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment.

See you centre stage!

Scenic World,
1 Violet Street
Katoomba, NSW, 2780

Located 6.9K from Megalong

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