Blue Mountains National Park (Australia) Reviews
Description:Country: Australia / World Region: Australasia / Pacific / The Blue Mountains National Park is a national park in New ... more
Blue Mountains National Park (Australia) ... South Wales (Australia), 81 km west of Sydney, located in the Blue Mountains region of the Great Dividing Range. The park covers over 247,000 ha, but the boundary of the park is quite irregular as it is broken up by roads, urban areas and inholdings.
Newest Review: ... 15 minutes) Sydney (50 km, 90 minutes) Fees and Opening Hours: The park is open from 8:30 am in the morning and closes at 7:00pm daily, the fee to enter the park if you have a car or a van is $7 per day and is operated by a coin machine, so it might be useful to have some change on you at the time. The Park and Tours Available: The park has several tours that are available for visitors ... more
Customer Blue Mountains National Park (Australia) Reviews (11)
by - written on 30/10/09 (Very useful, 18 readings)
This next review is on my time on The Blue Mountains National Park, located in Sydney Australia. A few friends and I had decided to hire a van and take a tour of the national park, as we had been recommended it by several people we had met along the way. I am usually a fan of national parks; it gives you a chance to take in the scenic view, it gives you a chance to relax and unwind if you have had a busy week, and you even get to see some wildlife. It's a great experience, which allows you to camp overnight, whilst also have a magnificent driving experience. History & Park Info: The park covers 267,954 hectares, which included several mountains ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/09/07 (Very useful, 190 readings)
***Background & History*** It was a lovely May day in Sydney. Clear blue skies, little breeze and cool, 20 degree weather. I feel that this is the only time of year that the British weather and Sydney weather is virtually the same. A small, annual window of opportunity to share something with our Antipodean friends without even knowing it. Some friends of ours had invited us the day before to visit some horse racing stables “out West” as they had a race horse in training and given it was destined to be a lovely day we decided on an early start. The trip itself was uneventful and the race horse certainly looked magnificent. However, there is only ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/06/07 (Useful, 35 readings)
I take a day out of the city, to join a tour of the Blue Mountains along with several English tourists and a Scottish guide (who incidently hates Scotland!). The 'Mountains' lie 70 miles outside Sydney near a town called Lithgow and are named so because of the blue tint that rises from their peaks on the release of eucalyptus oil from surrounding forests. A colossal valley extends across a wide distance in the middle, with forests and greenery hugging every inch of the landscape. To each edge of the plateau are rising cliffs which arn't so much mountains, rather adjoining ridges. We stand on a long plate of rock with no natural barrier ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/08/06 (Very useful, 84 readings)
The Blue in the Blue Mountains comes from the haze they give off from the trees. I would recommend them to any active, beauty seeking people. Heres my personal experience of the Blue Mountains: We were staying in australia with friends and decided to visit the Blue Mountains. It was really easy to hop on the train from Sydney and did not take long to arrive. The train fare was less than anywhere in England and as soon as we arrived it was like we were in a haven. We stayed in this really secluded camp site, in a log cabin looking out into the forest surrounded by wildlife. Above our heads in the evening we saw massive fruit bats flying ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/09/05 (Very useful, 274 readings)
Though I am usually loathe to pay someone else to do for me what I could feasibly do for myself, there are some exceptions to this, most notably when paying someone costs very little more money overall and saves me a considerable amount of time. I’m at the beginning of a 4 month trip to Australia, 3 months of which will be spent working in Sydney, so technically I could have sorted out our trip to the Blue Mountains myself. However a quick glance at google told me lots of organisations had already done the leg work and were offering organised tours to the region so I pictured myself spending my spare time on the beach rather than planning a trip and booked us on one of .. Read the complete review
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