You may never have heard of The Blue Mountains but if you are interested in traveling to up-and-coming destinations that have many things to offer, including parks, history, friendly people, culture and scenery, you should become familiar with this Mountainous area not too far away from Sydney in the New South Wales area of Australia.
And yes, because I know you are wondering, the Blue Mountains do look blue, especially from a distance. The blue hue is likely caused by the Eucalyptus that evaporates into the air to create a mist over the region.
While the mountains are mostly known for their hue, they are also known for spectacular scenery like no other on earth and an abundance of outdoor activities and tourist sites. Whether you decide to do an independent tour of the Blue Mountains or embark on guided Blue Mountain Tours, there is no shortage of things to see and do in and around the mountainous area.
Some of the attractions that one can see on their own or through Blue Mountains Tours include:
-Three Sisters lookout point
-Scenic Skyway cablecar ride
-Leura Cascades Picnic Area
-Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
-Echo Point Plaza Lookout
-Wentworth Falls and hiking trails
-Mount Solitary (great spot for camping, climbing and hiking)
-Govetts Leap Road and waterfall
-Glowworm Tunnel Road and Canyon
-Grand Canyon Walking Track
-Ruined Castle rock formation
-Kings Tableland sandstone plateau
-Blue Gum Forest Eucalyptus Preserve
-Gardens of Stone National Park
Another renowned attraction in the area in the scenic railroad where visitors can embark on a tour through a valley of lush rain forest and beautiful scenery.
During the warmer months, there is an abundance of outdoor activities available for all skill levels. Whether it be kayaking, canoeing or swimming in one of the many lakes or rivers or mountain biking along the windy roads, The Blue Mountains are an outdoor lover’s paradise. Other warm-weather activities include hiking, camping and climbing. In the colder months when there is snow on the ground, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice climbing are popular activities.
With this many things to do in the area, you will never be bored during a trip to the Blue Mountains tours. However, even without all these things to see and do, the single best thing about a visit to this region is the fresh mountain air and peace and quiet that will allow you to relax, unwind and forget the weight of the world back home. You will leave the mountains refreshed, re-energized and ready to face what needs to be done after a much-needed rest.