Blue Mountains is a World Heritage-listed mountain range and a unique region nestled in New South Wales, Australia. It consists of over a million hectares of bushland that is truly breathtaking.
From various art festivals to diverse wildlife, Blue Mountains has loads of things to offer. This makes it a must-see destination for both foreign and local visitors.
Rich Aboriginal Heritage
In the Blue Mountains, you will enjoy the cultural demonstrations and Dreamtime stories of the rich Aboriginal Heritage.
Take a walkabout with a local Darug guide to know more about the songlines that connect sacred sites, to see the hand stencils and prints at the Red Hands Cave, to observe body painting demonstrations, to taste the bush tucker, and to listen to Dreamtime stories that shaped the wilderness.
One of the experienced local guides is Evan Yanna Muru. Learn more about him and the Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout by visiting bluemountainswalkabout.com or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gulps of Fresh Air
Replenish your senses by inhaling gulps of fresh air as you walk the trails of the Blue Mountains. Savor the glorious sceneries filled with waterfalls, valleys, streams, and cliffs. For trekking or hiking newbies, you can follow the simple Princes Rock Walk. It will take you to the Wentworth Falls, Kings Tableland, and Mount Solitary.
For adventure seekers, you can follow the 1884 heritage horse track from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves called the Six Foot Track. This challenging walk includes passing cascading waterfalls, crossing a swing bridge, climbing the range, and arriving at the caves. It is typically completed in three days.
Excellent Dining Experience
Dreaming of a rejuvenating dining experience with an attractive natural setting as your backdrop? Dream no more as Blue Mountains take you on a food trip.
Many villages in the region boasts with award-winning cafés and restaurants. Start your day by sipping a hot cup of coffee in an art deco café in Katoomba. Then, you can eat lunch at Leura’s amazing tree-lined streets. Lastly, you can shop for more gourmet food at Blackheath.
The Blue Mountains is home to over 400 different types of animals. If you are coming from the busy skylines of the city, you will surely adore the abundance of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals here. Among them are rare species of yellow-bellied glider, Blue Mountain water skink, spotted-tailed quoll, and koala.
Since the Blue Mountains is located in Australia’s biggest city, it is the most accessible wilderness area in the country.
Vibrant Art Scene
Some of Australia’s best writers, musicians, sculptors, and painters are found in the Blue Mountains. The community’s dedication to art in all its forms is seen in the myriad of exciting year-round events such as Lithgow Flash Gift Carnival, Winter Magic Festival, Leura Garden Festival, and Festival of Walking.
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