If you are stopping through Sydney during your travels, make sure you visit the absolutely breath-taking Blue Mountains. It is unlike anywhere I have ever been, so unique with many beautiful walks and photo opportunities. I love creating new content for my Instagram and the Blue Mountains is such an easy place to do it! In the blog post I will share my top instagrammable spots in the Blue Mountains so that you can find and experience the best photo spots.
Here are 5 spots to experience and capture the best of the Blue Mountains.
1) Hanging Rock
Easily the coolest rock in the Blue Mountains, and an epic photo for your instagram! Hanging Rock got its name from people who tie a rope at the top and actually JUMP OFF!! They then hang below before climbing back up the rope! I would never in a million years do that, just standing near the edge was scary enough for me.
Hanging Rock is located near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. If you park at the end of Ridgewell road near the barrier, the walk along Burramoko Fire Trail is just over 4km one way, and will take around 1 hour 15 minutes to Hanging Rock. Find out exactly how to get to Hanging Rock.
2) Lincoln’s Rock
Lincoln’s Rock has the most perfect unobstructed view over the iconic blue mountain cliffs, an ideal spot for your instagram photo! It was y personal favourite spot to watch the sunset.
3) Zig Zag Railway
To the west of the Blue Mountains is a beautiful railway bridge that will transport you to Ella in Sri Lanka! The Zig Zag railway near Lithgow has a few super instagrammable arched bridges that look out over a valley. The railway is currently closed although it will be reopening again later this year in 2019, please make sure you check if it has reopened or not before going.
The Zig Zag Railway is not the easiest spot to reach. You will find the track to get there on Chifley Street (south of the Zig Wag station). Park where I have indicated on the map below and walk along the fire trial for 2km one way. You can choose to drive along this but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a 4×4. When you reach the second pin you will need to leave the fire trail and head north east towards the bridge for around 10 minute one way.
4) Three Sisters
The Three Sisters are an unusual rock formation, and probably the most iconic view in the Blue Mountains. Head to Echo Point Lookout for the perfect view of them. From here you can do the Prince Henry Cliff Walk which has beautiful views of the Blue Mountains, and is a lot quieter.
5) Go on a hike
Hiking in the Blue Mountains is a great way to find different a angles for photos whilst also enjoying the peace and beauty of the nature in this gorgeous national park.
The most beautiful hike in the Blue Mountains is arguably the National Pass, this one takes you via several waterfalls as well as having an exceptional vantage point over the mountains. Unfortunately this pass is currently closed due to rock fall.
Another instagrammable hike to go on is the undercliff walking track near Wentworth Falls. As the name suggests this walk takes you under the cliff, the little stone pathway and lush green flora makes you feel like you’ve been transported into a fairytale.
The Blue Mountains is an unmissable stop in your Australia adventure and I hope you enjoy all these beautiful photo spots! I would also recommend checking out Katoomba Falls, Wentworth Falls and Govett Leap for beautiful views and waterfalls.
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