Among the most scenic and celebrated reaches of the Great Dividing Range that rumples up Australia's entire eastern margin, the Blue Mountains give Sydneysiders a recreational paradise just a short jaunt from the city's heart. Named for its characteristic haze, the heavily forested range rises to nearly 4,000 feet in a mosaic of craggy tablelands and broad gorges. Probably the single best-known landmark in the Blues is the trio of sandstone pillars called the Three Sisters.
Rich in Aboriginal heritage, home to bio-diverse eucalyptus forests and the rare "living-fossil" tree called the Wollemi pine, the Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that provide the perfect counterpoint to Sydney's urban delights.
Elevated greenspace and pleasant beach along Gunnamatta Bay provide a standout sunset perch--not... Read more