Since 2000, the Blue Mountains area in New South Wales in Australia has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list for the unique eucalypt varieties that grace its 1 million hectares.
Our First Stop: Sydney, Australia
1100313 Jane, Opera House Our third day took us on a group tour to the Blue Mountains, which are a group of mountains about a two-hour drive to the west of Sydney. They are “blue” due to the aroma and air-borne oils of the eucalyptus trees mixing with the air, giving the mountains a bluish tint. P1100375 Blue Mtns National Park ...
Posted in Voyage to Oz and Middle Earth by janejoe
Katoomba - 3336ft above sea level
So we arrived in Katoomba, Blue Mountains yesterday morning, and it couldn't be any different to Sydney! Feels like we're really in the outback driving through the streets, and the mountains are unbelievable. I was pretty surprised to see that they are actually blue in the distance, I was a wee bit ...
Posted in Australia and Japan 2010 by LaurenSho