The Blue Mountains, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area on Sydney’s western doorstep, gets its name from the natural blue haze created by the vast eucalypt forests. Tiny droplets of oil released from the trees mix with water vapour and sunlight to produce the distinctive hue.
See the famous Three Sisters rock formation from a clifftop lookout, abseil over a waterfall and discover sparkling crystals deep inside Jenolan Caves. You’ll find plenty of thrilling adventures at Scenic World, where you can ride a steep railway into the ancient Jamison Valley and take a glass-floor cable car over a deep gorge.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.