A trip away no longer seems out of reach. As Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for states to open up their borders by July, those bitten by the travel bug will soon have the chance to explore Australia’s own shores as we make it through the other side of a lockdown that has kept us cooped up at home since March.
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From white sandy beaches to contrasting rugged mountains, Australia has something for every landscape lover out there. Along with scenic beauty, Australia is also well known for heritage spots which have a long history. The natural habitats here were unexplored for a longer duration of time, and that makes it the hottest travel destination for…
Australia is one of the most loved countries of many tourists. This land has many impressive natural wonders, the rarest animals, beautiful beaches with warm turquoise water, numerous rocky mountains with strange shapes, sacred places … all steamed leading tens of thousands of tourists to Australia every year.
“The Warragamba community deserve full consultation about the this dam proposal.”
Parts of the Blue Mountains are being assessed for Aboriginal cultural values but a plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall is threatening what isn’t yet fully known.
Escape the city this winter and rediscover a New South Wales that truly shines during the cooler months. We highlight our top picks in NSW this winter.
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A recent survey of millennials in the UK from Topdeck found that Australia remains a firm favourite amongst young travellers in the UK as they listed Oz as their number 1 bucket list country to visit.
The Blue Mountains are located 2 hours west of Sydney but the stunning scenery on the way will make the journey a pleasant and incredible experience. The UNESCO World Heritage site is popular amongst hikers and with over 140 km of walking tracks available, you can take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and admire the beautiful wildlife and scenery. If that wasn’t enough, visit the nearby Jenolan Caves – the world’s oldest underground cave systems that still to this day are being explored due to the sheer size of the caves!
Widely considered as one of the most spectacular light festivals in the world, a trip to the city during Vivid Sydney will not leave you feeling disappointed.
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In need of a vacation, pronto? Spoilt for choice at the variety of destinations all over the world? Why not head Down Under to Sydney and beyond for an incredible holiday you’ll never forget! There’s no better escape from work than having a rejuvenating time, reveling in lush greenery, dramatic landscapes, and spectacular views.
And that’s why the Blue Mountains National Park is the perfect destination for you. A 90-minute drive away west of Sydney, this sprawling landscape boasts a multitude of activities as well as food and accommodation options. Ready for an awesome adventure as we uncover the hidden gems at this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site?
Mention Blue Mountains National Park, and most people would be inclined to visit the renowned attractions, namely the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout and more!
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Sydney – March 24, 2018 – Weather forecast: partly cloudy, daytime temperature of 27°C; overnight temperature of 18°C.
Back to the routine of up early, breakfast, then on the bus by 9:00 for a 76km ride west of the city to the Blue Mountains. The mountains are obscured by a blue haze caused in part when light is scattered by the emissions from the eucalyptus trees. The Blue Mountains is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Area.
Traffic out of the city, even though it was Saturday, was very heavy and it took over an hour and a half to get to our first stop at Govetts Leap Lookout so we could view Bridal Veil Falls. Since it had rained recently there was actually water cascading over the edge, 210m above the valley floor. After a short 30-minute photo stop we ventured on to the village of Leura where we paused for lunch.
On our drive back to Sydney our next scheduled stop was at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, where we had the opportunity to view many of the unusual animals and birds of Australia.
A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to Australia’s most accessible wilderness region, stretching out over one million hectares – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. With this package you get it all – a helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour and the spectacular Blue Mountains; close up views of the famous Three Sisters; a delicious lunch and all access admission into Blue Mountains Scenic World where you can marvel at the expanse of rugged bushland stretching across the valley floor to the horizon in the distance. Perhaps take a closer look with a ride on the world’s steepest railway descending to the base of the cliffs below and into the ancient rainforest for a short bushwalk to nearby waterfalls.
- Scenic helicopter tour of Australia’s Blue Mountains from Sydney
Visible on a clear day from Sydney’s observation towers, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains region is a popular destination for idyllic day trips away from the urban hustle. Visitors to Sydney who opt to venture outside the city on a mountain day tour are rewarded with outdoor activities, memorable experiences, and the natural beauty found in Blue Mountains National Park, including rugged sandstone outcrops, cavernous valleys, and towering eucalyptus forests. This stunning scenery draws visitors from the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.
Blue Mountain Popular Attractions
The best of the Blue Mountains includes the mighty Three Sisters rock formation and expansive Jamison Valley, both of which can be seen from Echo Point Lookout, various hiking trails, and Katoomba Scenic World’s cable cars and tramways.
Great Walks of Australia, the collective brand that markets Australia as a key guided walking destination, is proud to announce the addition of a new walk for NSW, the Blue Mountains Grand Traverse by Auswalk. This brings the number of walks in the program to 12, with 10 of those showcased in the new Signature Collection.
Located in one of Australia’s many unique and spectacular walking destinations, this walk is the 2nd in the collection for NSW, having recently adding the Seven Peaks Walk by Pinetrees on Lord Howe Island in April 2017. The Blue Mountains walk offers a fully supported opportunity to explore this important natural environment, only 90 minutes from Sydney, which features stunning cliffs, canyons rainforests and waterfalls. It is located in a UNESCO World Heritage listed area, as are the Great Walks products on Lord Howe and on Maria Island, Tasmania.
The World Heritage Centre has taken due note of the concerns expressed by various stakeholders concerning the Western Sydney Airport project, located in the vicinity of the World Heritage property ‘Greater Blue Mountains Area (Australia) and appreciates their commitment to the safeguarding of World Heritage.
In the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, and in line with its Operational Guidelines, we have been following this matter since early 2015, in close collaboration with the relevant Australian authorities, notably the Department of Environment and the Permanent Delegation of Australia to UNESCO.
The World Heritage Centre was informed that before making a final decision on this project, the Australian authorities carried out a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was finalised in September 2016 and took into consideration the concerns expressed during the public consultation process.
Hugh Jackman said, “If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink.” He’s a Sydney boy, and his hometown makes the tastebuds of food lovers salivate.
Blessed with the world’s largest natural harbour and strong multicultural society, Sydney’s food scene has transformed from the burnt ‘barbie’ on a greasy grill to glamorous restaurants set up by world-famous chefs and offering haute and nouvelle cuisines with sophisticated wine lists to match. Aria, which is featured in our Restaurants in Sydney guide, is constantly voted as one of the best restaurants by Sydneysiders. It is the place to go if you’re a gourmet or want to impress your future in-laws.
Covering more than a million hectares of national park and wilderness, the Greater Blue Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Area is one of Australia’s most spectacular national parks and has been stunningly captured in a suite new suite aerial photography by Destination NSW.
The Blue Mountains is renowned for its Aboriginal heritage, exceptional biodiversity including a number of rare plants, and its outstanding geological formations including 300 metre high sandstone cliffs, slot canyons and waterfalls.
Within easy reach of Sydney by car or public transport, visitors to the Blue Mountains can take in the scenic views from lookouts, enjoy scenic drives and explore its pristine wilderness on hundreds of kilometres of hiking and cycling trails.
Here is just a small selection of what the Blue Mountains has to offer.