Scenic World Blue Mountain Unlimited Pass Review



Is Blue Mountain blue?


That was the question the boys posed. As part of our Sydney Self Drive Trip, we decided to head to Scenic World Blue Mountain to find out for ourselves.

Scenic World @ Blue Mountain
We got the Blue Mountains Unlimited Pass from Klook . Price 10% cheaper than on site, it made sense to book the tickets from Klook. The unlimited pass provides you unlimited access to the Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Walkway. If time is on your side, you could spend the whole day riding up and down the rides. Changing for the pass is easy. Just print the ticket and redeem it at the Counter of Scenic World.


Scenic Railway
Scenic Railway
Our first ride was the Scenic Railway. This 310 meters 52 degree incline railway is the world's steepest railway that heads right down to the Scenic Walkway.

We spotted an old school railway on our way down and am glad we are not on it.
World Steepest Railway
The new railway looks more secure with sides and top protection.
All Aboard
It was still quite a ride. If you are seeking for more trills, you can actually adjust the incline of the seat to 64 degrees! At certain spots you feel like you are standing up instead of sitting down. If you have young kids, we suggest you hold them very tight for the ride.
Hold on tight!
The train departs every 10 minutes. We suggest you queue early for the front row seats. Once you reach the end, you can explore the 2.4 km Walkway at your own pace.

Scenic Walkway

The first thing that strikes you when you get off the Scenic Railway is the view of the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters. There we have our answer to our question. The Blue Mountain may not be as blue as the sky but there is a tinge of blue from the forest of Eucalyptus . The mist of Eucalyptus oil from the sky reflects off the Sun and creates a blue mist from afar.
What's inside
After settling on the debate as to why Blue Mountain is blue, we decide to explore the Scenic Walkway to satisfy our curious minds.


We spotted this ventilation mine furnace from 1890s. Blue Mountain was once a source of coal which aided its growth.

You can choose to walk for 10 minutes or taking an hour walk on the Walkway to explore the site's cola mining history which includes a replica hut and mine entrance.
Miner's hut
We opted for the 30 minutes walk through this ancient rainforest


Scenic Cableway


You could choose to head back up Scenic World via the  Scenic Railway or Scenic Cableway. Since we had the unlimited pass which covers all rides, we decided to take the Cableway on our way back. Do note that from 25 Jul to 15 Sep 2018, the Cableway will be close for an upgrade.

Get your discounted Blue Mountains Unlimited Pass from Klook here 

Scenic Skyway


We saved the best for last...the Scenic Skyway . The Scenic Skyway glides between 2 cliff tops and gives you a birds' eye view of the Three Sisters , Katoomba Falls and Jamison Valley


The largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere, this 720 meter trip across the valley is quite a ride. Stand in the middle of the cabin and you get to see the lush canopy beneath the glass panels.


Get on the other side and there are some cliff walks for you to experience. You can opt for a short 5 minutes trek to the lookout or longer walk to Echo Point for a closeup view of the Three Sisters.

An hour's trek seems a tad too long since the boys had done the walk at the Scenic Walkway. We decided to opt for the leisurely 5 minutes' walk instead.

It was time to head back via the Skyway to the main building as we admire the Katoomba Falls on our way back.
Katoomba Falls

There is a retail store and dining option at the main building.


Look out for the antique claw catcher there and catch some sweet treats!
Scenic World is open every day between 9am to 5 pm.
It can be reach by car from Sydney in about 2 hours or by train to Katoomba Station (hop on the Blue Mountains Explorer or the 686 bus)

Do get the unlimited pass if you are visiting!

Get your discounted Blue Mountains Unlimited Pass from Klook here 

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