BLUE MOUNTAINS


 


 
The Greater Blue Mountains is an accessible wilderness, covering more than one million hectares of rainforest, canyons, eucalypt forests and heath lands in News South Wales. One of Australia’s natural wonders, the mountains reach a height of 1100m, named due to the blue haze that hovers above the mountains produced by oil from the plentiful Eucalyptus trees. This is an area of breathtaking views, rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs, deep valleys and swamps teeming with life. The unique plants and animals that live in this outstanding natural place relate an extraordinary story of Australia’s antiquity, its diversity of life and its superlative beauty.

 

 


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

Australia Travel Guide | Information One million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland.

Australia Travel Guide | Information Spectacular scenery, plantlife and wildlife, explore dramatic sandstone cliffs and rugged canyons. Activites in the region include horse riding, abseiling, rock climbing and canoeing

Australia Travel Guide | Information Discover a rich Aboriginal heritage with various cultural experiences

Australia Travel Guide | Information Excellent range of fine dining experiences, luxury retreats and boutique accommodation


LOCAL INSIGHTS

Australia Travel Guide | Information A series of linked drives and discovery trails that circle the 10,000 square kilometer Blue Mountains World Heritage area, The Greater Blue Mountains Drive is a great way to explore the Blue Mountains, covering some of the best natural attractions in the the region.

Australia Travel Guide | Information Marvel at natural attractions like Wentworth Falls and the Three Sisters – a trio of rocky pinnacles named after an Aboriginal legend.

Australia Travel Guide | Information In amongst the sandstone outcrops and eucalypt forests you’ll find great dining, luxury retreats, the world’s steepest railway and a vibrant community of artists.

Australia Travel Guide | Information Take in the breathtaking panoramas on a bushwalk, mountain bike, climbing rocks, canyoning or abseiling.

 


 

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