Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blue Mountains, NSW

Fifty kilometers from the bustling metropolitan Sydney is a serene mountainous region called the Blue Mountains. Listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO in 2000, The Greater Blue Mountains Area is one of the listed attraction in the New South Wales.

The area is inhabited by over 400 different types of animals from rare mammal species like Spotted-tailed Quoll, Koala, Yellow-bellied Glider, Long-nosed Potorro, etc. Rare reptiles and amphibians can also be found in the area like the endangered Blue Mountain Water Skink and the Green and Golden bell Frog. Dingos are the largest predator and they hunt for Grey Kangaroos.

Blue Mountains offers overwhelming tourist attractions like the Edge Cinema that gives a panoramic view of the Blue Mountains, The Guinness Book of Records World's Steepest Railway-  The Katoomba Scenic Railway, The Three Sisters, The Toy and Railway Museum at Leura, The Norman Linsay Gallery and Museum, Knapsack Viaduct, The Zig Zag railway and a lot more. Blue Mountains is also a popular destination for adventure sports and outdoor activities like Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking.

Coordinates: 33° 43′ 5″ S, 150° 18′ 38″ E

The Greater Blue Mountains Area

At the Edge Cinema.

Guiness Book of Record World's Steepest Railway

A Parrot resting at a Eucalyptus tree.

Closer view of the Three Sisters.

Visit Blue Mountains.

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