Blue Mountains Area

The World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains have become one of the most consistently popular holiday regions of Australia. Numerous visitors return year after year to enjoy the wide range of sporting facilities and outdoor activities in the healthy, invigorating climate.

The breathtaking scenic beauty, nostalgic appeal and opportunity for relaxation attract more than a million visitors each year. The Blue Mountains are easily reached by road and rail from Sydney in less than 2 hours, while one day round trip coach services run daily from Sydney to Katoomba. The wide diversity of accommodation and great range of activities available makes it an ideal destination for a stay of longer duration.

Evidence of Aboriginal occupation of the Blue Mountains dates back at least 14 000 years ago. Many camp sites, art sites, axe grinding grooves, rock engravings and stone tools and flakes exist throughout the Blue Mountains. The Daruk, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri Aboriginal tribes existed in the central, south and western areas of the Blue Mountains respectively. All Aboriginal sites and relics are protected. The Legend of the Three Sisters states that according to Gundungurra dreaming, three beautiful giant sisters named 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and 'Gunnedoo' once lived with the Gundungurra people in the Jamison Valley.

Adjoining the Great Dividing Range and known as a City within a National Park the Blue Mountains has vast, serene bushland, cliffs and gorges, wilderness areas, waterfalls and rivers and a blue haze that gives it a unique beauty which changes with light and weather. The City occupies some 1436 square kilometres and the population is scattered across 110 kms of ridgeline in 26 towns and villages.

Temperatures for Blue Mountains Area

Blue Mountains Area has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Blue Mountains Area is approximately 22 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 12 °c.

Blue Mountains Area has cold winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Blue Mountains Area is approximately 9 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 3 °c.


Featured Blue Mountains Activities and Tours

Australian Outback Experience
from $135.00

Come and enjoy a real Australian Outback Experience with open fires, Campoven Cooking and Superb Country Accommodation. This overnight package is ideal for those who want to experience the great ...

Lower Blue Mountains Harley Tour
from $120.00

Come and join us on a 1, 1.5 or 2 hour tour of the Lower Blue Mountains, departing from Penrith. Experience the trill of riding on the back of a Harley Motorcycle or Chopper Trike, as you take in the ...

Horse Riding in the Blue Mountains with Private Picnic
from $35.00

Winding your way slowly higher and higher, you will enjoy some of the most magnificent views in Australia - the awesome Blue Mountains. Bathed in its beautiful misty blue haze, its a vast Wilderness r...

Overnight Deluxe Ranch Horse Riding Package
from $395.00

This package includes a 3 hour ride to Cox's River Lookout, then 2 more hours riding or reverse it and do the 3 hours on the second day if you want. Stay overnight in a lodge and enjoy a hot country b...

Best of the Blue Mountains 4WD Private Guided Tour
from $1299.00

A personalised and privately guided tour of the Blue Mountains by 4WD car for 1-4 guests exploring regions inaccessible to the tourist buses. We will travel into the World Heritage listed wilderness r...

1.5 Hour Blue Mountains Explorer Horse Riding Tour
from $90.00

Enjoy 1.5 hours of Mountain riding at its best. Journey across the pastures, then along the ridges with close up views of the magnificent cliffs, and down into the wilderness areas along the boundary....

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