Blue Mountains is a region surrounded by the hills, located in New South Wales of Australia. The place is located 50 kilometers north west of Sydney Central business district. The estimated population as of 2006 census is 162,000 people and the land area covers about 11,400km2 (4400 sq miles). Localities which are surrounded by Blue Mountains are Central West, Hunter, Western Sydney, Macarthur and Southern Table lands

Climate conditions and Geography in Blue Mountains

The weather conditions in Blue Mountains are slightly more temperate than in the Sydney region. The place receives an average rainfall of about 1050mm per year. The region experiences a warmer climate and the temperature hover around 29 deg Celsius. However, the temperature drops to 16 deg Celsius in winter. The forest areas comprise predominantly the eucalyptus trees as well as the health-like vegetation which exists on the plateau edges above cliffs. Apart from this, the place has 400 diverse forms of animals.

Tourist attractions in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains has some lovely tourist attractions such as Edge Cinema, The Giant Stairway, Jenolan Caves, Katoomba Scenic Railway, Knapsack Viaduct, Lennox Bridge, Zig Zag Railway, The Explorers tree, The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum etc.