The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. The atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour. The Greater Blue Mountains was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 and was one of 15 World Heritage places included in the National Heritage List on 21 May 2007.
To the west of Sydney, the foot of the Blue Mountains is less than an hour from Sydney either by train or car. The Blue Mountains covers an area of around 1436 square kilometres.
The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark:
You can walk to the Three Sisters.
Walk to Three Sisters Walk to Three Sisters View from walk to Three Sisters Rock formations
Taking the Scenic Skyway, the rainforest canopy can be observed through the glass floor of the gondola that is suspended 270 meters above the forest. You can see the Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley.
Skyway Skyway Skyway
The trees underneath are revealed at your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor.
Electro-glass cabin floor
The Scenic Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world with a 52-degree incline (128% incline).
The Scenic Cableway is a 510-metre journey that gently descends into the Jamison Valley.
Flora and fauna are breathtaking.
Birds Water Falls HEI_6152
Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo s:
More pictures here.