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Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

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Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Mountain
Ranked #6 in Sydney things to do
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Travel an hour from Sydney, Australia, to the Blue Mountains, covered with eucalyptus forests, and honeycombed with the world's oldest open caves. Once considered a natural barrier to prevent convicts ... Read more
from escaping, Europeans first crossed them in 1813. In 2000 UNESCO declared them a World Heritage Site. Hike or take the world's steepest railway down into the deep gorges formed by erosion, and visit the caves formed over 300 million years ago, which have such perfect acoustics that one of them holds monthly concerts. Take one of the many tours of this area or strike out on your own.

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Local from Sydney

Beautiful views everywhere you looks. Very crowded during the weekend. Friendly locals

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Pittsburgh

My experience in the Blue Mountains was made perfect when it started snowing in July! It was totally unreal and awesome (I'm from the other side of the equator)

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Singapore

this is the best place for an adventure! there are endless possibilities and I always wish I could do more on every visit. The view is breathtaking and everything about Blue Mountains is just amazing!

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Klang

Another UNESCO recognized natural heritage attraction in Sydney. Natural view and beautiful scenery that could give you lot of nostalgia. At Echo Point, you can capture beautiful scenery of Three Sister Rocks. Scenic World with 3rides (Railway+Cableway+Skyway) make your journey easier and fun.

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London

We did a trip over the mountains stopping along the way at Katoomba, Wentwroth Falls, and Medlow Bath. The colours and smells from the bush are amazing, and the view are spectacular... especially the rock formation they call the Three Sisters.

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Local from Sydney

Sydney's backyard. The place to go to immerse yourself in the bush. Map your route, understand how long your walk will take, take enough water and make sure someone knows where you are going, and enjoy.

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Samarinda

The place that I will visit again, for sure, if I have another chance of visiting New South Wales. I was captivated by the magnificent scenery of Jamison Valley along with the Three Sisters formation, so did by the fresh air of the town. A good relaxation place near the dazzling Sydney.

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San Francisco

Natural beauty abound, Blue Mountains is the perfect day trip to hike right by three sisters, see waterfalls and much more!

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Local from Sydney

Though many visitors simply pop into the Blue Mountains from Sydney on a day trip, let me offer two notes of caution: (1) To best appreciate the Blue Mountains, you really need your own transportation, and; (2) To see the best of what the area has to offer, you need to get out of the towns, and into the bush itself. The touristy towns of Katoomba and Wentworth Falls may be quaint and full of lovely shops, but they can't hold a candle to bushwalks through the Valley of the Waters, or a sunset from the little-visited Tableland lookout. Steer clear of the tourist spots and towns and get out into nature -- it's what the Blue Mountains are all about!

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This is the perfect place to relax after some days in Sydney. A couple of days in the mountains and you're ready for another week in Sydney.

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I wanted to visit the Blue Mountains, but because I was traveling solo I wanted to do a tour. The bus picked me up from Strathfield Railway Station and waited for me. I was staying at a friend's house and not a hotel, so this was very convenient for me. When we got together for the tour we did a hike around the Blue Mountains and the guide was telling us the story of the area and pointed out to us the 3 Sisters in Katoomba. I loved that they also gave us free time afterwards to check out the area on our own and didn't confine us to a group setting. The tour did not include lunch, so we were free to choose whatever lunch spot we liked. I thought the tour was very reasonably priced and it took you to see a lot of great places, including the Olympic National Park, which was a nice touch. The guide even pointed out to a section off the highway where you can see a bunch of kangaroos in the wild. Great tour and highly recommended!

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Great place that you can do really well without spending too much money.
To get there, ignore the tour booking operators in Sydney who will try to sell you a bus ride for 50-70 AUD. Take the train there. When you get there, ignore the hop on/hop off buses and take the public bus system to get you to the 3 Sisters. Use your money for the cable cars/skyway and the old mine car.

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Chicago

So much too do. Great for a weekend with friends. No need to book a tour. Take the train out and spend some time hiking.

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Anaheim

Australia's Yosemite, or Yellowstone, this place is a photographers dream and always beautiful

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Los Angeles

Absolutely amazing!!! If you're coming from Sydney, it takes about 2 hours on the train from downtown to Katoomba, which is a cute tourist town. Then you got to take about another 40 mins to get to the Blue Mountains itself. I would recommend doing the hop on/off tour bus they got, it takes you to all the different points of the Blue Mountains where you can see the Three Sisters to Echo Point, etc. It's a great workout walking around the area. There is a set of stairs to hike down to get to the bottom round trip, it takes about a good 3 hours from what I heard. I never got to do it, I did about 100 steps and stopped. Some of my favorite memories in Australia were from strolling around the Blue Mountains!

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Local from Sydney

Great Blue Mountains stretches from The top of Australia almost to Melbourne, they range from a few feet from the ocean to 100klms. They are not as high as most countries mountains, but since Australia is one of the oldest, they have been worn away. The train takes you to Katoomba, where some of the best sites are, and there are bus tours from Sydney. In Winter there is more snow in the Snowy Mountains or Mount Bulla that all of Switzerland. Skiing is excellent. Sydney is the gateway to many of the attractions in the mountains, but also Cairns and the Gold Coast.

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Mountain View

it was after the big fire cant see anything all smoke. but today don't miss those beutifil blue (in the morning) view.

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Local from Crows Nest

The Blue Mountains had me at hello.
If you're a visitor you need to check out the following:
- Leura mall for boutiques, restaurants, great antique stores
- Katoomba Edge Cinema
- The Three Sisters - Echo Point
- Leura cascades
- Wenthworth falls walk - The National Pass amazing!! But you need to be fairly fit, it's not an easy one.
- Mount Victoria
- Jenolan caves
- Scenic railway
That should keep you busy.

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Local from Sydney

For adventure fanatics, the Blue Mountains are a natural playground. The touristy views from the double decker buses are alright, but the real fun is on the abseiling/canyoning trips. With so many little nooks and crannies, it's a great place to book a canyoning trip. I recommend the company Wet N Wild, located right across the street from the Katoomba station. The tours are pricy, but well worth it since you get the opportunity to abseil a 30 meter waterfall on the daytrip!

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Local from Sydney

In this blog we wish to review beautiful Blue Mountains in Australia. The breathtaking Blue Mountains World Heritage Area consists of one million hectares of towering forests, sheer sandstone cliffs, tremendous canyons, cascading waterfalls and tranquil bushland. For more than a century the Blue mountains regions has been a favourite holiday destination for Australians and overseas tourists alike.
Do you know why the Blue mountains are so blue? The whole area is dense with Eucalypts, which constantly disperse fine droplets of oil into the atmosphere. These droplets cause the blue frequency of the Sun’s light rays to be scattered more effectively, causing distant objects to appear blue. The Blue Mountains national park which covers an area of 218,100 hectares, dense with Eucalypts is the fourth largest national park in NSW.
Enjoy the beauty of this spectacular region on a bushwalk along one of the many walking trails, mountain biking, rock climbing or by abseiling. The blue mountain region is filled with natural attractions like the spectacular Wentworth Falls and the Three Sisters, a trio of rocky outcrops; explore the underground rivers and awe-inspiring network that is Jenolan Caves; walk the historic Six Foot Track to Katoomba. Amongst all this natural beauty and breathtaking forest you can enjoy great cafes/restaurants, cosy accommodation to suite any budget. You could explore the work of well known artists and appreciate the world’s steepest railway while you are holidaying in this magnificent region.
You could view the beauty of Three Sisters from Katoomba. Then visit Wentworth Falls, a picturesque 300 metre waterfall situated on the edge of the Jamison Valley. In Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, you can step back in time with the Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest plants. The Blue Mountains is a place to eat, drink and relax. Enjoy lunch in a cafe or dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants at the beautiful township of Leura. You could browse the galleries, boutiques and bric-a-brac stores during the day, enjoying a coffee or snack while your meander through the various souvenir shops.
If driving is what you enjoy, then take an adventure drive on the Greater Blue Mountains Drive which consists of trails that circle the 10,000 square kilometres of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. If you want to add a little bit more flavour to your motorised journey, then take the Zig Zag Railway, which is a vintage steam train that follows the original line from Bell to Lithgow.
Not to be missed when in Blue Mountains region:
Three sisters in Katoomba
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan caves
Township of Leura
For holiday accommodation in Blue Mountains visit http://www.ozehols.com.au

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