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THE BLUE MOUNTAINS LAUNCHES A NEW TOURING ROUTE

Take the road less travelled through apple villages and rainforest to experience one of the world’s most spectacular botanic gardens, cider cellar doors, nature tours, and fruit-picking along a new Blue Mountains touring route.

Only 60 minutes’ drive from Sydney city, the Blue Mountains Road Trip is the ideal day trip or short break for nature lovers, epicureans, garden enthusiasts, history aficionados, or a blend of everything that is authentic and iconic about this World Heritage destination. Follow in the footsteps of Darug Aboriginal ancestors and botanists along the dramatic scenery of the Bells Line of Road for an all-season drive on peaceful roads that connect from the Hawkesbury and loop through to Katoomba, Lithgow and the Central West. The Blue Mountains Road Trip was developed by the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden to present the gems of the region through the website www.sydneytobluemountains.com.au, featuring maps, Blogs, and itineraries. The signature experience is the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, a living laboratory protecting the world’s cool climate flora. More than 12,000 plants are carefully tended to across 28 hectares of cultivated garden with a further 224 hectares of natural wilderness within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The garden also features The Jungle Lodge accommodation and the new Camellia Cottage. With a fresh mountain air appetite, enjoy wholesome food at The Potager restaurant, or The Kiosk for a refuel snack. The Blue Mountains Road Trip has a strong local produce connection. The route includes the famous Bilpin Fruit Bowl, celebrated for its pick-your-own fruits and legendary homemade apple pie; Hillybilly Cider and Bilpin Cider, and seasonal apple and stone fruit picking at Pine Crest Orchards. Other adventures along the Blue Mountains Road Trip include the Blue Mountains Glow Worm Tour, Tutti Fruitti for lavish sweets, the Bilpin Saturday Market, and an abundance of lookouts and n short walks. 

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