Blue Mountains National Park is situated on 245,929 hectares and is located approximately 100 kilometres west of Sydney.
The Blue Mountains - so called because of the blue haze created by the eucalyptus oil in the air above the mountain gum forests - are a natural wonderland.
From lookouts on the edges of the Blue Mountains National Park, cliffs fall away towards blue ridges broken by waterfalls that plunge into bowls of gum trees or narrow ravines. It’s those forests, more than anything else, which make the area so special.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre
Before you go walking in the park, visit the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for maps, advice on current conditions, and aboriginal heritage.
The centre is on Govetts Leap Road, in Blackheath. It’s open 7 days a week, 9am to 4.30pm. For more information phone 02 4787 8877
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains. The centre is located at 30 Parke Street, Katoomba NSW 2780 Phone 02 4780 5410