Blue Mountains National Park

By David and Jared

Description Of The Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park is one of the most well known parks in Australia. It is part of the Bigger Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.It is listed for its amazing geographic and cultural values, including protecting sites of Aboriginal significance. This huge park has more than 140km of trails and walking tracks and there are great places to go camping, including Euroka or Blue Gum Forest.

You can explore the park’s heritage tracks and lookouts, many of which were created for the Victorian-era. You can try the historic National Pass or try the clifftop bushwalk at Govetts Leap, It is a great walk for getting a sense of the land and spectacular views all the way down the Grose Valley. There are also great opportunities for adventure sports, like challenging rock climbing spots, great canyons and horseriding.

Animals/Wildlife

The Awesome Blue Mountains Area is full of over 400 different kinds of animals. With them are rare mammal species like the Spotted-tailed Quoll, the Koala, the yellow-bellied glider and the Long-nosed potoroo. There are also aome rare Reptiles like the Blue Mountains Water Skink. There are also some dingos in the area which are fierce predators and hunt for the grey kangaroos.

Map Of The Blue Mountains National Park

Attractions/Significant Sites

· The Edge Cinema lets Visitors Look at a panoramic view of The Blue Mountains.

· There is The Giant Stairway Which is a walking track that runs down a cliff into the Jamison Valley.

· The Jenolan Caves Which is a series of limestone caves.

· The Katoomba Scenic Railway Which is said to be the steepest railway in the world, This railway descends 415 metres through sandstone cliffs via a rock tunnel with a maximum heat of 52 degrees.

· The Zigzac Railway which is a steam powered railway near Lithgow.

Weather

Summer:

The average temperature in summer ranges between 15 Celcius and 25 Celcius.

Winter:

The Average Temperature in winter ranges between 3 Celcius and 12 Celcius

The three sisters at sunset