A national park located just 80 km from Sydney. It really is amazing to see the three sisters, down the track to the foot of the mountains and enjoy a walk through the eucalyptus forest. It's pretty cold here, I think it was the only time I had to put on my fleece in my entire Australian journey, but it's worth it. It's amazing that so few kms from the city is such a magnificent national park. The name "Blue Mountains" is due to the bluish touch the mountains have from the vapour emitted from the eucalyptus trees. Near the viewpoint is a rail which is well worth having a look at, as it's the world's steepest and is simply spectacular. A really impressive place, if you go to Sydney you can't miss this!
At over 15,080 hectares,Royal National Park is the second largest national park in the world, after Yellowstone National Park in the USA. It's located 32 kilometers south of Sydney and has over 25km of coastal hiking paths with spectacular views of the cliffs and white sandy beaches. Generally, Sydneysiders think that this park boasts the most beautiful beaches in Australia. It's a beautiful place to walk, cycle, camp, picnic, have a barbecue, swim in the sea, enjoy nature, para-glide, hang-glide or surf on the huge waves. Be sure to visit the visitors centre where you'll get all the information you need to see the park and get to know its incredible natural beauty. You can get refreshments in the cafe and buy park souvenirs.
The Blue Mountains are one of the most common trips made from Sydney, with the Three Sisters it,s most recognizable image. These three rocky peaks can be seen from the spectacular lookout at Echo Point, which you can see a wide view of the entire park. In my opinion, rather than go to the lookout, take the photo and leave, it would be a same not to explore a little and get lost in the area and see some of the trails that are around. They are not too long, they are set-up well to allow you to learn a little more about the unique and beautiful Australian wildlife.
Of course, being in Australia it is impossible not to interact with its unique wildlife, especially its most famous animal, the Kangaroo. Okay, yeah, you know that kangaroos jump and all that, but one imagines that they move rather comically and impractically, when in fact it is a super-efficient way to travel long distances using little energy. In the Blue Mountains there are many opportunities to see them in the wild (although you have to get away from the busiest areas for visitors), but if this proves too difficult, there are always the kangaroo farms that you can visit.
This place is found on the outskirts of Mullumbimby and Uki Road, one passes through Mount Jerusalem Natural Park, which is a stunning nature reserve little known and little visited. There are winding road that climbs along the magnificent forests, and one can enter the back roads to observe the flora and fauna of the region. The road side is certainly spectacular.