Scenic World is a massive draw card in the Blue Mountains. On the day of our Blue Mountains tour, our Guides give all guests the option to purchase tickets in order to experience the 3 breath taking rides Scenic World has to offer. Guests can decide on the day whether they would like to experience the rides or not. The choice is yours.
Scenic World is steeped in history. The complex is a throwback to the early days of shale mining in the Blue Mountains area, dating back to the 1800’s. The Scenic Railway was once a simple coal carriage, designed to haul coal out of the canyon and back up to the top of the cliff. Miner’s used to sit on the coal carriage to catch a lift back up to the top of the ridge, instead of enduring the arduous task of climbing nearly 1000 steps back up to the top.
The Hammond’s, a local family, purchased the lease from the mining company in 1945 and it has remained in the family until this day. After pouring millions of dollars into Scenic World, the complex is now truly a world class tourist attraction.
Glide between cliff tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway!
Suspended 270 metres above ancient ravines, the Skyway provides a unique thrill as breathtaking views are revealed beneath your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor. For the less adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available!
With 360° views, the 720 metre journey provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley stretching to the horizon.
The 510 metre journey gently descends into the Jamison Valley and also returns visitors to the top of the escarpment. The Cableway’s fully enclosed cabin provides a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls.
Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway.
Following an award-winning redevelopment in 2013, this unforgettable experience offers glass-roofed carriages with expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley.
Custom designed carriages allow passengers to adjust their seated position up to 20 degrees! Choose an adventurous ‘Cliffhanger’ ride at a steep 64 degree incline, or for those seeking a relaxed journey select the ‘Laid Back’ option. Of course, loyal fans can still ride the ‘Original’ at 52 degrees.
The Railway experience descends 310 metres through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor. Operating since 1945, the Scenic Railway has thrilled 25 million passengers – this is the fifth generation train to ride the tracks since the Hammon family opened the attraction.
Go to www.scenicworld.com.au for more information