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 vapor, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in color. 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 kilometers.
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
The rainforest canopy can be observed through the glass floor of the gondola that is suspended 270 meters above 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 Cableway is 545 meter long descends into the Jamison Valley. It is the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.
Flora and fauna are breathtaking.
Birds HEI_5947 Water Falls HEI_6152 Flora Rainbow
More pictures here.