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Hiking in the Blue Mountains
SOURCE: Richard Powers, Blue Mountain Tourism, courtesy of Tourism Australia, the tourism promotion authority of the government of Australia, used with permission.
The Blue Mountains is a mountainous region in New South Wales, which borders Sydney's metropolitan area, beginning approximately 50 kilometres west of the city's centre.
The area is generally considered to begin on the west side of the Nepean River and to extend westward as far as Coxs River and it consists of a sandstone plateau
The Blue Mountains area is dissected by gorges of up to 760 metres in depth, and it has high points up to 1,190 metres above sea level.
Part of the Blue Mountains is incorporated in the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site and its constituent seven national parks and a conservation reserve.
NOTE: The information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from Australia Tourism Promotion Authority. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia should be addressed to Australia Tourism Promotion Authority.
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