Sitting atop the north-western end of the Blue Mountains escarpment, Kurrajong Heights commands spectacular views back across the plains to Sydney. On a clear day, in fact, you can identify the individual towers that make up the Sydney skyline, 60km to the east from the Bellbird Hill Lookout.
Kurrajong Heights is on the scenic Blue Mountains loop which takes visitors up the range from Penrith, through such villages as Springwood, Hazelbrook, Leura and Katoomba, then north to Blackheath, Mt Victoria and Bell. From this point the Bells Line Road traverses the escarpment to Kurrajong Heights and then down the range to the Hawkesbury River towns of Richmond and Windsor.
Apart from offering breath-taking views of the city towers, Kurrajong Heights is in the heart of apple country and you can often buy fresh fruit from roadside stalls at nearby Bilpin.
A couple of kilometres west of Bilpin lie the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, established many years ago by the Royal Botanic Gardens to showcase plants native to the mountains. The restaurant offers fine food and views.