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Greater Blue Mountains Area

The Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Property is 1 million hectares of national park and wilderness dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. The area supports exceptional biodiversity including a number of rare plants. It's also highly valued for its Aboriginal heritage and its outstanding geological features, such as 300m sandstone cliffs, slot canyons and waterfalls. Within easy reach of Sydney, visitors can take in the scenic views from lookouts or explore the wilderness via walking tracks or cycling trails.

View of Mount Solitary from Ruined Castle walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Aine Gliddon &copy: DPIE
World Heritage Drive, Nattai National Park. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage parks

Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Property is an area of diverse landscapes with plants, wildlife, caves and rock formations in NSW national parks. It's full of cultural significance, with 6 Aboriginal groups having connection to the Country of the Area, as it's tied with Dreaming and rock art.