With its distinct blue-gray shade, the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Sydney, draws trekkers and nature lovers from all over the world. A rugged and dramatic landscape with deep gorges, plunging waterfalls, thick forest canopies formed by tall eucalyptus trees, and steep mountainsides offer innumerable hiking trails and outdoor experiences. Charming highland villages and gardens add to the attraction, bringing in droves of visitors and bushwalkers to the region. This Australian highlight sprawls across eight conservation areas. The famous sandstone rock formation of the Three Sisters is definitely worth a visit. Culture lovers have much to discover at this ancient Aboriginal land of the Gundungurra and Darug communities.
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Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant in Blue Mountains offers an idyllic stay against the scenic backdrop of World Heritage listed mountain ranges. Nestling at one corner of the Jamison Valley at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains, the boutique hotel is around 90 minutes away from the Sydney CBD.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is a luxurious resort that takes pride in its conservation ethic. Cradled between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, the resort is located at the base of enormous sandstone cliffs and along the edge of Wolgan River.