Blue Mountain National Park – A tour of Australia’s natural beauty

Australia is home to some truly incredible destinations where you are able to view the natural diversity of the land in all it’s glory. One of the very best places to view such breathtaking scenery is to the west of Sydney, where you will find the world heritage listed Blue Mountain National Park.

Spanning an area of over 247 000 hectares this enormous national park plays host to a wide variety of wildlife and plants which showcase the country’s natural beauty. From the splendour displayed by the many lookouts to the stunning sights of the valleys below, full of Blue Gum trees and glistening rivers, the captivating views of the Blue Mountains are seemingly endless.

There are several activities to take part in at the Blue Mountain National Park, for a start you can walk along one of the many trails that spread throughout the park, these trails collectively cover a distance of 140kms and allow you to explore the park in your own time. From easy 2km strolls along a boardwalk overlooking the valleys to intense day-long hikes that Jamison Valley will take you deep into the heart of the park and everything in-between, there are trails suited to everyone’s fitness standard. You’ll have the chance to view the iconic rock formation known as the Three Sisters along the Cliff Top Track which leads between Govetts Leap Lookout and Evans Lookout, this incredible rock formation draws thousands of people in every year.

If you’d prefer to get up close and personal with nature and sleep out under the stars then you can visit one of the park’s many campsites where you can pitch your tent and bask in the peaceful tranquillity of the wilderness. While you camp you may even have the chance to see some of the amazing wildlife that can be found in this park, with animals like kangaroos and wallabies roaming wild, and if you’re really lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the elusive duck-billed platypus as it rises to the surface of one of the park’s many lakes.

You can get your blood pumping by riding your mountain bike along any one of the stunning trails, with the fresh mountain air filling your lungs you are sure to have a memorable ride through one of the country’s most spectacular parks.

Since it is only a 2-hours drive from the city, this enchanting park is the perfect destination for a day trip out of Sydney, there is no doubt that it will be one of the highlights of your visit to New South Wales.