The Blue Mountains is famously known for the Three Sisters rock formation which juts out of the land and into your eyes. The name Blue Mountains is not derived from the colour of the rocks on the mountains themselves (although that would be a logical explanation) but from the blue haze which covers the mountains in the mornings, cause by scattering of light.
Once of the most popular day trips from Sydney, it is located an hour and half drive away from the centre of Sydney (due west) and can be reached by car or train.
Besides having some of the best trails to hike in and go mountain biking once in the national park, the towns around Katoomba are quite nice with shops dotted all over the place and plenty of B&Bs to put your feet up.
It was World Heritage Listed in 2000.
Katoomba is approximately 100 kilometres west of Sydney City in the Blue Mountains region.
Famously known for the picturesque Blue Mountains, it hosts spectacular views of mountains and va…