This area of over 1 million acres is comprised of ancient landscapes, vast eucalypt forests, streams and valleys backed by steep sandstone cliffs.
Even longer ago the seas covered this region. The Blue Mountains were formed over twenty million years ago from the millions of layers of sandstone deposited and then being pushed up by geological forces.
Called the Blue Mountains because of the bluish tinge that the millions of eucalypt trees steam off every day into the atmosphere, the mist gives the area a sublime quality.
Through the weathering forces of time, deep and expansive valleys have formed where streams inevitably forced their way to the sea.
There are lakes in the valleys, a number of places (permits required) to camp and countless walks to enjoy the environment at its best.
More about the Blue Mountains.
There are a number of Blue Mountains Experiences available, where you can experience indigenous culture, foods, music and learn about life from an Aboriginal perspective. NSW Aboriginal Tours.
The wildlife and flora are protected here, you can spot everything from kangaroos and wallabies to rare hunting birds, colourful parrots and lorrikeets.
More about National Parks in Australia can be found here: National Parks in Australia.
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