The Blue Mountains region is a popular destination for travellers from around
the world, with it's
escarpments and breathtaking scenery. Named after the blue haze created by the
eucalyptus oil in the air above the mountain gum forests, it is an easy sixty
minute drive west of the heart of Sydney to the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
A great way to initially explore the region is by booking a hire car and picking
up a map for a scenic self-drive exploration.
The Blue Mountains provides a scenic drive, that winds its way through scenic landscape, villages and
towns. Following are some of the great locations in
the Blue Mountains region: