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Guides & itineraries

Take some time out and enjoy a drive down the road less travelled – Bells Line of Road was the first road used by travellers through the Blue Mountains during the 1800s.

We've made it easy for you to follow in their footsteps, steer clear of the traffic and tailor the journey to your needs. We created the summer 2020 Sydney to Blue Mountains road trip planner with garden, food and nature lovers in mind. 

A selection of video courtesy of Destination New South Wales.

Make tracks with the fam and take a selfie with an ancient Wollemi Pine

If you're travelling with the kids, there are plenty of family-friendly food, accommodation and activity options. There's even dog-friendly accommodation if you want to bring your fur friends with you.

We've included places for picky eaters and experiences like the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, where you can stretch your legs and take a selfie with the recently discovered 'dinosaur tree', the Wollemi Pine. Don't forget to take an empty esky and support local producers.

What are you waiting for? Grab the keys and the kids and make some new memories in the Mountains. Download the Road Trip map and plan your journey here.

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah School Holiday Fun
Explore the Botanic Garden Mount Tomah – there's something new around every corner.


Take a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed rainforest, spot native birds, ancient trees and wildlife 

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Blue Mountains. We've gathered together a collection of nature and garden lover's experiences so you can create the perfect itinerary for your winter getaway. Bells Line of Road offers a range of tasty options for foodies, dramatic scenery for photographers and all the perfect places to retreat to and relax at the end of the day.

Escape the city for a short stay in the Mountains, plan your road trip itinerary using the online map or download the map here.

Wollemi Wilderness Cabins Wildlife
Meet the locals while you enjoy a short stay at the Wollemi WIlderness Cabins.


Hit the road with an empty esky, check out the local producers, then relax with a Bilpin Cider

What better way to spend a day? You and your foodie friends will love the experiences we've selected for a spring road trip.

Visit one of Bilpin's famous Cider Cellar Doors, make a bee-line to The Hive for coffee and bush honey, then take in the breathtaking views that only the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah can deliver. Step off the beaten track and enjoy a memorable weekend in the Mountains. 

Check out the Sydney to Blue Mountains Road Trip map and plan your journey here.

the potager mount tomah blue mountains botanic garden sydney road trip
Unwind over dinner at Spicers Sangoma.