Less than two hours from Sydney by car or train, the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is one of Australia's most spectacular natural parks. The area also offers an enormous variety of activities to enjoy.
We rent a car for the day to go there and it took us 2 hours. On our way to the Blue Mountains, we made a stop at the Featherdale Wildlife park where we could see kangaroos, koalas and some other Australian animals.
The Blue Mountains is a must see destination for any visitor to Australia. Over one million hectares of World Heritage-listed bushland. More than 140 kilometres of walking trails. Hundreds of bird varieties, dozens of reptile and amphibian species and mammals found on no other continent. All on the doorstep of Australia’s biggest city, Sydney, making the Blue Mountains Australia’s most accessible wilderness area.
The views are seemingly endless blue-hazed valleys, golden sandstone escarpments, plunging waterfalls, deep, fern-filled canyons, lush pine forests and rolling pastoral lands.
Glowing in autumn, cool in winter, colourful in spring and refreshing in summer. The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. The atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour.