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If you’re visiting Sydney between March and May then a Blue Mountains Autumn tour should be high on your list as the local area bursts into stunning fall colour, temperatures get more comfortable and the crowds dissipate
Okay, so a lot of Sydney locals wouldn’t agree with me when I say that the passing of Summer is not such a bad thing. For many it means the end of long beach days and the beginning of shorter, cooler days. For me, Autumn is the very best time of year in Sydney. With typically clear, sunny weather and only slightly cooler days that usually still get over 25 degrees (77 Fahrenheit) it is perfect weather for getting out and exploring our beautiful city and its surrounds.
If you are sending clients to Sydney or visiting yourself then there is no better time of year than Autumn for your Blue Mountains tour. Unlike the city with its dry sandy soils, the higher elevations and rich soils of the Blue Mountains meant that early, homesick European settlers in the area planted out their gardens with exotic, deciduous trees like Japanese Maples, Silver Birch, and Beech and due to the colder mountain climate these trees explode into all shades of red, yellow and orange at this time of year. The villages of Leura, Mt Wilson and Mt Tomah particularly have amazing Autumn displays and attract visitors every year to enjoy the rich fall colours.
Another benefit of touring the Blue Mountains in Autumn is that the crowds have dropped off and combined with the slightly coolers temps, it makes for a perfect time to visit. Consider adding some private garden visits, a drive through Mt Wilson or heading to Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens into the tour itinerary to take advantage of this stunning season. Add to this the classic Blue Mountains items such as the Three Sisters in Katoomba, lunch in Leaura, a visit to Scenic World and some jaw dropping views over the Jamison and Grose Valleys and you have a perfect Autumn itinerary.
Having lived in, studied in and guided extensively in the Blue Mountains, I can tailor a perfect private tour for you. Drop me a message or email me on [email protected] to start the conversation about creating your perfect Blue Mountains Autumn Tour. By the way, if you’re more into the coast than you are mountains then you might want to consider the secluded Jervis Bay region which can also be visited via a private Sydney tour.