Greater Blue Mountains is a World Heritage-listed area of diverse landscapes filled with plants, wildlife, caves and rock formations in NSW national parks. It's full of cultural significance, with six Aboriginal groups having connection to the Country of the Area, as it's tied with Dreaming and rock art.
Greater Blue Mountains Area
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area 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.
Greater Blue Mountains Drive takes in the iconic scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Explore Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls and Katoomba and beyond.
Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities.
Enjoy a huge range of activities and discover the awe-inspiring natural wonders, rich Aboriginal culture, and colonial history on a guided tour of the Greater Blue Mountains.
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is made up of 8 national parks and reserves, right on Sydney’s doorstep. In 2000, UNESCO recognised the area's outstanding geology, biodiversity and Aboriginal significance.