There are many scenic drives and walks that can be taken around the escarpments as well with not to be missed Valley of Waters, Weeping Rock, Lilian’s Bridge and Water Nymph’s Dell with it’s Fire Flies and Glow Worms.
You have at your back door – The Blue Mountains National Park – inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in December 2000. The park consists of 1.03 million hectares of mostly forested landscape on a deeply-incised sandstone plateau. With spectacular scenery, plantlife and wildlife, the mountains reach a height of 1100m, and have been given their name due to the blue haze that hovered above the mountains produced by the oil from the plentiful Eucalyptus trees.
- Cox’s Road – built in 1815 and not used after 1824
- Lawson’s Long Alley – which opened in 1824 and closed when Victoria Pass opened in 1832
- Lockyer’s Pass – which was never completed because of the opening of Victoria Pass
- Berghofer’s Pass – A lovely short walk with great views of Hartley Valley along a pre-WWI road, built for the early motor vehicles which couldn’t negotiate the steep grades of Victoria Pass
- The Old Shale Railway Walk – The Old Shale Railway Walk follows the path of the railway that used to bring the shale up from Hartley Vale
- Hassan’s Walls – spectacular views of the Blue Mountains and Hartley Valley
- Mt. Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Lookout – leads to lovely swimming holes, high cascades and a myriad of track junctions you can follow. A wonderful day’s outing for all the family as the walks are easy to medium