The Blue Mountains National Park is a park in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 662,130-acre national park is approximately 80 kilometres west of Sydney.
The park boundary is quite unnatural as it is damage up by roads, urban areas and inholdings. The national park is one of the eight protect areas. It become the part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.
Blue Mountains National Park is part of the Great Dividing Range. It also part of the Australian Heritage Register. The complex of Blue Mountains regional walking tracks is under the State Heritage Register.
Activities for the visitor are short walks to lookouts above cliffs and waterfalls, overnight and longer walks to more remote areas of the park, canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking.
Three Sisters Walk : Three Sisters Walk, in Katoomba, offers some of the most iconic views in Blue Mountains National Park.
Cliff Top Walking Track : A walking track between Govetts Leap and Evans lookout offers some of the most breath taking scenic views in all of the Blue Mountains.
Echo Point lookout (Three Sisters) : Echo Point lookout in Katoomba for stunning views of the valley and the iconic Three Sisters.
How to reach ?
From Sydney to the Upper Blue Mountains area:
1. Take the City West Link to Parramatta Road and veer right onto the Western Motorway (M4)
2. Travel along the Western Motorway (M4) for about 45km, which changes to the Great Western Highway after Nepean River.
3. Continue along the Great Western Highway and look for signs to Blue Mountains National Park
Times to visit
There are so many great tracks and trails waiting for you in Blue Mountains National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
The park’s waterfalls should be impressive after summer rain so it’s a good time to walk the waterfall tracks. Try Victoria Falls for a challenging walk or take the Furber Steps beside Katoomba Falls.
Walk the quiet sandy trail surrounded by flannel flowers, native irises and boronias to the impressive lookout at Lockleys Pylon off Mount Hay Road.
On a hot day Jellybean Pool is a great place for a dip or walk along the shaded depths of the Grand Canyon at Blackheath.
Walk the historic National Pass, one of the Blue Mountain’s classic walks. When you’re finished, head to Conservation Hut for a hot chocolate or cuppa–you will have earned it.
Entry Fees for Park
1. Vehicle : $8 per vehicle
2. All Parks Pass – For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) : $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
3. Multi-Park Pass – For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) : $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
4. Country Parks Pass – For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) : $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
5. Single Country Park Pass – For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko) : $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
Blue Mountains National Park Location
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW 2787, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 361 967
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