This UNESCO World Heritage Site is less than two hours by car from Sydney but feels like another world. A sterling day trip, the national park features a majestic range of mountains, deep valleys, and sandstone plateaus cloaked in a soft blue haze, created by oils from the eucalyptus tree canopy. Must-sees include the Three Sisters (a craggy triple rock formation best viewed from Echo Point), the magnificent Katoomba Falls, Govetts Leap Lookout, and the Jenolan Caves (limestone caverns with stalactites).
Canyoning and Rappelling in the Blue Mountains
Mesmerizing View of the Blue Mountains in Australia
Are my eyes playing a trick on me or do the mountains appear blue? Because of the abundant eucalyptus trees growing here, it creates a blue haze over the mountain making it appear blue. Talk about a natural wonder.