The Blue Mountains are a section of the Great Dividing Range in Australia, about 50km to the west of Sydney. The name comes from the blue mist which is emitted by the millions of eucalyptus trees in the area. The Blue Mountains consists mainly of a sandstone plateau with a maximum altitude of 1190m. Over time the plateau was eroded by rivers and streams which caused the formation of a large number of gorges and canyons. A large number of different species of eucalyptus trees as well as other flora grow in the area. The Blue Mountains are a popular tourist destination and have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000. Seven national parks and a conservation area are located in the Blue Mountains. The Three Sisters are three adjacent rock pillars which can be observed from Echo Point, a panorama viewpoint near Leura, a small city in the area with many cafes and antique stores.
01 Corner shop 02 Flowering tree 03 Blue Mountains 04 Eucalyptus trees 05 Road and Eucalyptus trees
06 Eucalyptus trees 07 Bottlebrush flower 09 Tree 10 Blue Mountains
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14 Tourists walking down on trail 15 Wentworth waterfall 16 Forest 17 Forest 18 Forest 18 Tourists walking down on trail
19 Crossing the stream 20 Waterfall and tourists 21 Blue Mountains 22 Wentworth waterfall
23 Tree with flowers 24 Forest and summer house 25 Fir cone 26 Forest
27 Stream and waterfall 28 Stream and waterfall 29 Waterfall
30 Blue Mountains 31 Blue Mountains 32 Ice-cream seller
33 Leura 34 Flower bed in Leura 35 Leura 36 Blue Mountains panoramic view
37 Blue Mountains and Three Sisters 38 Three Sisters rock formation 39 View of Three Sisters and valley 40 Three Sisters rock formation
41 Three Sisters sandstone rock formation 42 Three Sisters rock formation 43 Three Sisters rock formation 44 Blue Mountains
45 Blue Mountains sandstone cliffs 46 Blue Mountains sandstone cliffs 47 Trail in the forest 48 Ferns 49 Fern
50 Waterfall and cliffs 51 Waterfall 52 Forest canopy 53 Blue Mountains
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