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The Blue Mountains National Park covers 617,000 acres, and rises more than 1,000 metres above sea level; they are about 62 miles west of Sydney.

Listed on the World Heritage register, the Blue Mountains are known for eucalypt forests, rare plants, spectacular scenery, waterfalls, lookouts, cliff faces and numerous walking tracks.

Exploring the Blue Mountains

Wentworth falls, Blue MountainsThe region's cool climate has made it an ideal summer location for 'Sydneysiders' to escape the heat. Approaching the mountains they appear blue due to the haze produced by light reflecting off the fine droplets of oil given off by the eucalyptus trees that cover the rugged slopes and valleys.

Katoomba, (Aboriginal word meaning 'shiny, tumbling water') is the main town in the region and is a good starting point for exploring the area.

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Suggested itineraries featuring the Blue Mountains

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Blue Mountains, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Blue Mountains

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    Accommodation choices for the Blue Mountains

    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Blue Mountains. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.