Unlike most places in Sydney, walking tracks in the Blue Mountains are more scenic once winter rolls in. The fog gathers, the people dissipate and the mountain air is even more crisp and refreshing.
Pack a warm jacket and take on one of these – there are options for casual hikers, professional backpackers, and those who just want a picnic and a stroll.
Jenolan River Walk – 2.1 kilometres
This easy one-hour track starts at the Jenolan Caves’ surreal Blue Lake – a man-made, dreamlike swimming hole fringed by palm trees and filled with unnaturally blue water. Walk over the rocky grand arch that winds above the lake, bypass a few waterfalls and take a break at the waterfront picnic area. Look out for resident platypuses along the way…