Visiting the Blue Mountains by rail allows you to explore a
region of unspoilt natural beauty which was once the barrier
between early settlers and the inland regions of Australia.
Highlights of a tour of the Blue Mountains by rail include the
Three Sisters rock formation, which according to legend is where
three sisters were imprisoned by their father to protect them from
a "bunyip" (a large, mythical creature which lives in swamps).
The Blue Mountains are part of a National Park inhabited by a
diverse range of wildlife. When you visit the Blue Mountains by
rail you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful lyrebird
and a variety of other native birds including the rufous fantail
and the golden whistler. There is also chance to see the famous
duck-billed platypus, skinks and water dragons, all of which are
known to live in the Blue Mountains.
A journey into the Blue Mountains by rail allows you to travel
on the superb Katoomba Scenic railroad, which was originally built
to service a coalmine located in the Jamison Valley. Although the
mine was closed in 1945, the railroad has continued its operation as
a tourist attraction.