Travel·Posted on 22 Nov 2016Can You Get Through This Post Without Booking A Trip To The Blue Mountains?I bet you can't.by Gyan YankovichLifestyle Editor, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The Blue Mountains are located approximately 130 kilometres from Sydney in New South Wales. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @lalabaumann If you're driving, this trip should take you around 90 minutes, depending on traffic. (Hot tip: Avoid Friday nights and Sunday afternoons at all costs!) If you want to take the train, the Blue Mountains line begins at Central and takes you through the mountains, finishing at Bathurst on the other side. It takes two hours on the train to get from Central station to Katoomba, so pack yourself a snack. One of the best things you can possibly do in the mountains is head to one of the many incredible lookouts. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Govett's Leap lookout is in the Blue Mountains National Park. There's parking close by and four different walking tracks start here. Of course, you can't visit the mountains without stopping off at Echo Point in Katoomba to visit the Three Sisters. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This spot can get busy on weekends so try visiting early in the morning or during the week if you can. Also located in the national park, Wentworth Falls Reserve sees water from Jamison Creek fall over 290 metres. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Once you're there, take the 1.8km-return Princes Rock walking track. The walk shouldn't take you longer than an hour, and there's a picnic area where you can stop for lunch on the way. Leura Cascades is another great spot to stop and have a picnic. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com So. Bloody. Pretty. And don't you dare leave the park without visiting the Red Hands Cave. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Painted by Indigenous Australians between 500 and 1600 years ago, the art inside this cave is a must-see. When you need a break from waterfalls and hikes, pay a visit to Leura, the prettiest town in the mountains. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Make sure to visit the strip of gift shops, and don't forget to bring a lot of money with you as things can get exxy. Leura Garage is a great lunch or dinner spot if you feel like something hearty with a glass of wine. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com They also do incredible coffee, so really, it's an all-rounder. If a cocktail bar with an on-site chocolate factory sounds more your vibe, pay a visit to Katoomba's The Paragon. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Art deco fans will be in heaven. Once you have refueled, take a long walk. The Giant Stairway is part of a 4.7km walk from Echo Point to Scenic World. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you're looking for something even more epic, the Six Foot walking track will take you three days to complete. And speaking of Scenic World, you should really add that to the to-do list. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The Scenic Cableway is the biggest cable-line car in Australia, and takes you across 510 metres of the mountains. Adult tickets are $39 each, while kids can ride for $21. If going underground is more your thing, you'll love Jenolan Caves. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com On guided tours you can explore nine amazing caves, underground rivers, and see some amazing limestone. While you're waiting for your tour to begin, make sure you explore the parks and bush around the caves, as they're just as pretty. And if you're somehow still not convinced, check out this ~enchanted cave~ that you can spend the night in. AirBnb / Via airbnb.com.au You're booking a trip right now, aren't you? Want more proof that Australia is the greatest place on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter!