Centrally located in the Sydney basin, the Blue Mountains are a picturesque region of New South Wales bordered by the city metropolitan area. Beginning about 50km west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains extend from the west of the Nepean River and as far west as the Coxs River. Made up of sandstone plateaus, the Blue Mountains is divided by steep gorges and is home to a number of National Parks and conservation areas. With all the charm of a sleepy small town, the Blue Mountains are popular with tourists as a relaxing holiday destination home to a range of natural attractions including the Jenolan Caves, Three Sisters and the historic Zig Zag Railway.
The excellent range of Blue Mountains accommodation blends seamlessly into the stunning natural environment creating a relaxing retreat atmosphere while enjoying all of the modern comforts like cafes and restaurants, luxury amenities and roaring log fires. With options available to suit all budgets, the hotel, resort and guest house style accommodation offers spectacular views of the surrounding bushland as well as native wildlife and the majestic range of rock formations that the Blue Mountains is so well known for.
Blue Mountains holiday packages are a great way to make the most of this spectacular region and save money at the same time. By bundling together travel essentials like flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance with all the added extras like food and beverage packages, tours and more you can not only enjoy great savings, many packages also come with travel bonuses like drinks on arrival, room upgrades and even spa packages.
The Blue Mountains is a picturesque holiday destination home to a range of stunning natural attractions and best of all they're free. The wide range of things to see and do in the Blue Mountains features iconic rock formations like the Three Sisters as well as visits to the Botanic Gardens, National Parks, historic sites and Zig Zag Railway as well as the leisurely shopping and dining precinct of Leura where you can lose yourself for the day. There are also a great range of organised tours which showcase the best of the region accompanied by entertaining and informative guides.
The Blue Mountains get their name from their blue tinge caused by the scattering of electromagnetic radiation. When ultraviolet light is dispersed by particles in the atmosphere, they take on a blue-grey hue when viewed at a distance. This scattering of electromagnetic radiation is caused by the large quantities of volatile terpenoids (naturally occurring organic chemicals) emitted by the surrounding eucalypt trees.