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The Blue Mountains were once considered an impassable barrier, quite easy to imagine when you see them, and understand that all those years ago, they didn't have the equipment to use like we have today!

Now, the Blue Mountains are a major gateway to Western New South Wales.

It is one of Australia's natural wonders, stretching for over one million hectares, and is well known around the World.
Rainforest, canyons, tall forests and heathlands, birds & animals, quaint villages, all types of accommodation levels, great views and walks, plenty to do on the cheap by bush walking, or spend some money and do some of the more adverturesome activities.

There are eight individual conservation reserves - Yengo, Wollemi, Gardens of Stone, Blue Mountains, Nattai, Kanangra Boyd, Thirlmere Lakes and Jenolan Caves Karst Reserve, making this a nature lover's paradise.
The dramatic sandstone cliffs and rugged canyons are an adventurer's paradise. It has one of Australia's best network of trails providing numerous bushwalking and mountain biking opportunities.

For people like my husband, that have walking difficulties, there are plenty of lookouts that provide some of Australia's best views within easy access and car parking facilities.

A visit in October, like we did on this occassion, was beautiful. The Rhododendrons & Azaleas were in full bloom, and the native flowers in the bush were just beautiful, so many different flowers I had not seen before!

It doesn't matter which time you visit, except maybe Winter (June, July, August) ...it gets cold!.....as the different seasons bring different sights, with Autumn being another very nice time to visit.


Come in your own car, a Tour, or catch the Train, there is a reasonable
Hop/on/off tour bus that takes in all the major sights.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning beauty
  • Cons:Certain areas can get very crowded with Tourists
  • In a nutshell:Walk to see the best
  • Last visit to Blue Mountains National Park: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 2, 2013
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    You have more great nature areas than USA, and more varied. This looks great and close to Sydney too. Great presentation by you.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 10, 2015 at 1:01 PM

      We sure have! My last trip I saw lots of natural wonders and lovely National parks I hadn't been to before.

  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2015 at 4:43 AM

    My biggest regret was not having the time to visit the Blue Mountain National Park when in Sydney.Thank you for the excellent virtual tour Dee.

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Great page Dee! This would be a must do location for me.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Mar 4, 2015 at 12:26 PM

      Thanks John! I know you would like it here, so many more hikes to do than I have mentioned.

  • cal6060's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Your photos are beautiful and bright with colorful flowers and green! It must be summer. I was there during the winter, so it was more cloudy!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    The Zig Zag train looks fantastic and so does the skyway. The whole adventure looks so much fun! Excellent page Dee!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      May 3, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Thanks Dee! It's an area we keep returning to, so much to see and do!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Thank goodness someone is telling someone about the more popular sites in the Blue Mountains! Just realised how much I've been avoiding them. Cheers, Ian

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    That looks like a great destination ! The rock garden is stunning and I am amazed by the variety of landscapes.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Oh, wow, Dee, what a beautiful place and so many beautiful flowers. I love botanic gardens and seek them out where ever I go, so I especially loved your tips :D And a very good idea to have a photo of your name and info on the memory card, will do that :D

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Dee. you took some great pictures. I had never heard of the blue mountains and the scenery (and especially the variety of scenery) looks absolutely stunning. I absolutely love those tourist trains in places like that, just unforgettable. Took a bit, but I was wondering what places look like that in October,,,,then i remembered your seasons are reversed:) wonderful set of pages

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    Brilliant page on the Blue Mountains. The first visit I recall was aged 7 during the May school holidays (1952). It snowed and my fingers froze in the snow. Most recent visit, 2000.


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