Blue Mountains

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ABOUT THIS REGION Today the Blue Mountains are a quick 90-minutes’ drive from the city – a World Heritage-listed area steeped in history. From the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788, the escarpment now known as the Blue Mountains was an impenetrable natural fortress. Explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth finally scaled it in 1813, opening up inland areas for farming and thereby securing the future of the colony. The Blue Mountains’ dramatic natural features are characterised by grand sandstone plateaus, ochre-coloured canyons and deep valleys carpeted in trees. The Blue Mountains make the perfect backdrop for adventure holidays incorporating abseiling, rock climbing and mountaineering with High ‘n’ Wild Mountain Adventures, as well as mountain biking, kayaking and horse riding. The area is also home to a collection of world-class golf courses, all with the backdrop of sensational mountain and tabletop views. Towns like Leura, Blackheath and Lithgow are dotted with quaint little places to eat and sleep, plus luxurious properties like Sangoma Retreat, Lilianfels and Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. The Scenic Skyway at Katoomba is not to be missed, where the electro-scenic-glass floor will give you a bird’s-eye view of the famous Three Sisters rock formation, Katoomba Falls and the vast Jamison Valley. But surely the best thing about visiting the Blue Mountains is the fresh highland air and absorbing the gentle rhythms of life in the country. INDUSTRY RESOURCES Regional Tourism Website : Blue Mountains Regional Tourism Website : Destination NSW Research and Statistics : Destination NSW Corporate Website Local Councils : Local Government Association NSW CREDITS Information Source : Wikipedia Information Source : Destination NSW Image Credit : Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains : Destination NSW : James Horan Regional Map : Copyright 2014 GoPanda Communications GoPanda

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