The Blue Mountains is an amazing world heritage listed wilderness at the door of a world-class city of 5 million people (only 70kms from the CBD). The Blue Mountains National Park is mostly virgin bush, and with an area of 2690 square kilometres, is larger than the country of Luxembourg. The Greater Blue Mountains area at 11,400 square kms is larger than countries such as Lebanon and Jamaica. Access to the Blue Mountains was carved out by explorers and convict labour roughly 200 years ago. Many of its roads were built of the beautiful Hawkesbury sandstone that abounds in the area. Back then it took 21 days to travel what now takes an hour and a half.
These Mountains feature one of the world’s largest eucalyptus forests with beautiful steep yellow Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, deep green forested valleys and fresh clean mountain air. It is called the Blue Mountains due to the slight blue colour seen from a distance, as a result of the forest’s evaporating eucalyptus oil. The national park sports a great diversity of wildlife including flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the world. In addition to seeing kangaroos, you may be lucky enough to see goannas, black or sulphur crested cockatoos, rosellas, rainbow lorikeets or other Australian fauna.
We stop at excellent viewpoints to look out over the valley floor and brilliantly coloured sandstone cliff walls. Here we see amazing landscapes, breathtaking scenery, possibly see some kangaroos, native birds (including cockatoos, magpies, kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, galahs and king parrots) and other wildlife. People come to admire, bushwalk, orienteer, rockclimb, abseil, mountain bike, horse ride and basically get back to nature. Its clean air and natural beauty are a drawcard for people from all over the world. Katoomba, the area’s largest town, is home to the world’s steepest railway, an ex mining railway. It is also home to the Three Sisters, a rugged formation of three rocky outcrops that stand side by side near Echo Point.
The tour is completely yours and we can either design a tour for you or you can tell us where you wish to go. It can be tailored for those who wish to walk challenging trails or those with young kids or seniors in their party. The choice is yours.
Some options for our Blue Mountains Tour are:
• Visit Echo Point (and The Three Sisters)
• Take a trip on the scenic railway and cable car
• Find some wild kangaroos
• See aboriginal paintings
• Visit Jenolan Caves (large limestone cave area on the far side of the Blue Mountains)
• See beautiful waterfalls
• Visit glow worms
• Pat a koala
• See small mountain towns
• Australian lunch
• Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park (See Australian native wildlife including saltwater crocodiles)
• Take a boat trip along the Parramatta River
Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water bottle and a jacket. At over one kilometre above sea level, it is generally about 6 degrees cooler that Sydney city.
To request information about our Blue Mountains Tour, please contact us.