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Family holidaymakers, commune enthusiasts, artists, retirees: the Blue Mountains attracts all kinds of folk, with good reason. The appeal lies not only in its crisp, clean air, awe-inspiring outlooks and nature walks, but in the wealth of experiences it caters for. While Scenic World offers a particularly adrenaline-pumping view of the Three Sisters and other highlights, Tread Lightly Eco Tours takes a more earth-bound, calming approach to nature. Antique lovers can have all their dreams come true in the town of Leura, and arts, alternative culture and music connoisseurs will have a wild time each June during the Katoomba Winter Magic Festival. (Jerico Mandybur)