The Beautiful Blue Mountains

8 December 2013

Destination NSW provided the opportunity for 4 amateur and professional photographers to travel to the Blue Mountains to see the natural and beautiful landscape. On their trip the  photographers captured the magic moments and now we have the opportunity to share these great images with you!

The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains region is an iconic Australian landscape – one million hectares of dramatic beauty, deep canyons, soaring cliffs, roaring waterfalls, eucalypt forests, bushlands and a national park spanning almost 300,000 hectares. There are awe-inspiring natural wonders like the famous Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and the Megalong Valley.  The area is steeped in Aboriginal history and, for a number of Aboriginal language groups, this is traditional country.

A host of activities are on offer in the region – from the adventurous to the genteel.  Here you can take a 45-kilometre trek from Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves; abseil the Grand Canyon Track in Blackheath or take a three-day bush walk.  For those who enjoy more leisurely pursuits, there are historic and prize-winning gardens to be inspected, picture-postcard mountain villages to visit and antique and book stores, galleries and boutiques, provedores and cafes to browse.  Accommodation of all styles and budgets is on offer to take in the magic of the mountains.

With its busy cultural calendar, the Blue Mountains always has something special for locals and visitors alike – from quaint and colourful village festivals and flower festivals, to musical and sporting events; from classic car meets to busy markets offering locally-grown produce.

All this and you’re just a 90-minute drive from Sydney.

#VisitBlueMountains through the lens of our featured photographers:

Jewelszee Photography
Pirie Bath Photography
William Patino Photography
Pauly Vella Photography

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Blue Mountains Wild Flowers

Blue Mountains Wild Flowers, Image Credit Lauren Bath

Jenolan Caves

Blue Water Cave – Jenolan Caves, Image Credit Lauren Bath

Eagle Hawk Lookout

Eagle Hawk Lookout – Blue Mountains, Image Credit Lauren Bath

Lincolns Rock - Blue Mountains

Lincolns Rock – Blue Mountains, Image Credit William Patino

Valley Set Flare - Blue Mountains

Valley Set Flare – Blue Mountains, Image Credit Jewels Lynch

Cowboy Silhouette - Blue Mountains

Cowboy Silhouette – Blue Mountains, Image Credit Lauren Bath

Stalactites - Blue Mountains

Stalactites – Blue Mountains, Image Credit Pauly Vella

Scenic World - Blue Mountains

Waterfall at Scenic World – Blue Mountains, Image Credit Jewels Lynch

Fogin Valley Sunrise - Blue Mountains

Fogin Valley Sunrise – Blue Mountains, Image Credit Jewels Lynch

Blue Mountains Waterfall

Blue Mountains Waterfall, Image Credit Jewels Lynch

Kangaroo - Blue Mountains

Kangaroo Snack Time in the Blue Mountains, Image Credit Jewels Lynch

Blue Mountains Rays

Blue Mountains Rays, Image Credit Lauren Bath