Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park is one of the most popular parks of Australia, surrounded with greenery and waterfalls and offering impressive views from cliff top and activities like overnight walks, canyoning and mountain biking.

Blue Mountains National Park is the most widely known park of the Australia. It is in the part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It is well known for its geographic, botanic and cultural values that attract the tourists to visit this place. Greater Blue Mountains was listed on the World Heritage List in 2000 by UNESCO. And it was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.

You can also do adventurous sports there like challenging rock climbing, great canyons and horse-riding. It is an amazing feeling there. People from around the world came there for their holidays. Honeymooners also used to visit there but most of the crowd there is of day-trippers.

The views are astonishing and outstanding. It offers you to see the foggy blue forests, lakes and waterfalls also different type of rock formation. There are lots of wild animals there and various types of ancient plants that are rarely seen at different forests. This park protects a wide range of vegetation communities. There is a small waterfall at Leura.

Total area of the park is around 267,954-hectare (662,130-acre). It is just 80 kilometers away from west of Sydney. The utmost point in the park is Mount Werong, it is about 1,215 metres (3,986 ft) above sea level, while the low point is on the Nepean River at 20 metres (66 ft) above sea level. Geographically the Blue Mountains are the part of greater Sydney Basin.

The park is having numerous larger mammal varieties. The main bird of this area is Emu. The largest inhabitant carnivorous predator is Tiger Quoll.

Rainforest plants include

  • Southern sassafras
  • Black olive berry

 

Facilities in Blue Mountains National Park

There are different types of clubs, associations and activities there. Government also provides school facilities, Churches and sporting spots.

Best time to visit Blue Mountains National Park

It is amazing to visit there in any month of the year, like you can visit in autumn, winter, spring and summer. This place is having its scenic beauty in every month of the year. The Blue Mountains is having most of the oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. So the atmosphere if filled with smell and droplets of the oil.

Bullet Points

  • Address: New South Wales, Australia
  • Area: 2,690 km²
  • Nearest town or city – Katoomba
  • Established – September 1959
  • Supervision authorities – NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Other destinations to visit nearby Blue Mountains National Park

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