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Scenic World Blue Mountains
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Scenic World Blue Mountains: Unlimited 1-Day Ride...
Ranked #13 of 62 things to do in Katoomba
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Less than two hours from Sydney, Scenic World is renowned for providing the ultimate Blue Mountains adventure - from native birdlife and fresh air, to breathtaking views of the World Heritage-listed region including the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley. Journey on the world's steepest incline railway, glide between clifftops on the glass-floored Skyway suspended 270 metres in the air, descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by Cableway, explore Jurassic rainforest along the 2.4 kilometres walkway - the longest boardwalk in the Southern Hemisphere. Make a day of it! Scenic World offers free all day parking and a choice of onsite dining options.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, views are not as good as at echo point, which is free, but this was a good way to get children excited about nature and the mountains without dragging them on long, tiring walks. Loved the SkyTrain - try and get to the front - and the cable car across the valley with the glass floor. The cable car down the mountain was a good way to see the forest floor and the different trees and vegetation. BUT, it's busy, and the queuing system is rubbish - you have to queue on busy stairs, which is ridiculously unsafe with children, and through the gift shop, which just makes everything awkward. Staff do their best but it's just not set up for the volume of people - mainly the large coach parties, which spoils it.

Thank Love_Sea_And_Ski
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 9.30am and, having booked on online, avoided the main queue to pay. The cost to use the 3 rides was an expensive 39AUD but each was enjoyable and memorable. We started with the sky way trip hundreds of feet above and across the valley. With open sides this gave good opportunities for photos of the falls, three sisters and surrounding hills. The glass floor through the centre of the car was also fun and gave another perspective on the views. We next descended to the forest walkway by the scenic railway which, being the steepest in the world, was a good experience. After following the longest route on the raised walkway through the forest we returned to the top by the cable way. Although mid week in a school holiday we did not have to queue for any of the rides and were not troubled by crowds. We definitely recommend booking online and arriving early.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We had such a great time at Scenic World with our two toddlers - Sue and Tony were fantastic and made such a fuss of our 2.5 year old which was so lovely! We took the train down which was faster and steeper than we anticipated - great fun!

We visited on a Friday in March, late afternoon (maybe 2 hours before Scenic World closed) and we barely had to queue. Maybe 10 minutes for the railway, and then were just able to walk straight onto the cable cars with no waiting. We took the short walk around the forest due to the toddlers but it was still interesting with various information boards along the way. Sad that the busyness has put people off (reading other reviews) - maybe try to visit midweek and definitely not on a holiday, because it really is good when it's not crowded.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Fantastic scenic views. Do all the options cable cars, skyway, walking, skytrains. Very crowded so be prepared to queue a lot.Didn't get a good view because of the crowd so turned out to be disappointing for us.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Great ride to take but best position is at the front if you’re heading down, you can tilt the seats to intensify the experience, most parts of the roof are glass too so great vantage points all round, buy the pass that gives you access to all 3 rides, you won’t be disappointed, but do avoid school holiday time as it can get busy, likewise we got there before 11 & queues were minimal.

Thank SharonJT67
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