Blue Mountains #1 Site
Get ready for a unique website experience. It has everything you need for your trip to the Blue Mountains.
This website is very interactive. Explore the hundreds of articles, photos, videos and business listings throughout the site and save what interests you to your To Do List. Use the list to plan your trip. If you see a photo and you want to go there, add it to the list. You can also click the map button to see where it is. Now, Discover The Blue Mountains.
The remarkable image on our front cover is a Black Cockatoo landing in the tree showing remarkable detail of individual feathers. The photographer is local enthusiast Denys Joannes. The image at left of the same bird is also by Denys. In addition to his enthusiasm for bushwalking and photography, Denys is a keen apiarist. Today the awareness of bees and their importance in our lives is a frequent topic in the media ... see our magazine for more.
So, if you see a photo and think, "I wonder where that is?" click on the photo to enlarge it, then just click the map button to the left of the photo and you will know! If you want to go there, just click the notepad button above the map button to add the location to your To-Do List.
In addition, use our What's Close By feature to discover other places of interest to you in your vicinity at any time.
Our comprehensive listings feature businesses in industry categories and in many cases also include video presentations.
Click the image immediately below to flip through the online version of our magazine.
Pick up a copy of our free magazine while in the mountains.
is your one-stop, comprehensive source to help you discover the best and most interesting aspects of this Sydney doorstep region; just one hundred kilometres away.
The Blue Mountains
As large as the country of Lebanon, the largest island in the Hawaiian Island group or the heavily populated Los Angeles County; The National Park and World Heritage Wilderness Area of the Blue Mountains offers a widely varied range of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
Better still, much of it is surprisingly accessible. This landscape offers a lifetime supply of different bushwalks, off-road drives, cycling tracks, mountain climbs and abseils along with canyoning, caving, waterholes and even some sailing.
The region abounds in wildlife and a huge variety of parrots and other birds.
Blue Mountains human history encompasses the oldest surviving culture in the world, reaching back at least the last twenty thousand years.
Exploration into the Blue Mountains dates from the first years of European settlement on this continent at Sydney Cove in 1788. Remnants of the past from both these cultures are waiting for your discovery across the Mountains.
As close as it is to Sydney, the Blue Mountains has long been a home and inspiration to people involved in the Arts. We have a serious concentration of writers and musicians along with dancers, actors and many other creators and performers populating most Blue Mountains communities.
Venues such as galleries, and intimate entertainment venues are scattered about the region and provide locals and visitors alike with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fruits of these talented people.
In recent decades, the Blue Mountains has justly earned an enviable reputation for fine food and wine based on produce from this and surrounding towns, excellent restaurants, chefs and producers.
Supplemented by a lot of quality accommodation across the full gamut of options, from resorts, hotels, guesthouses, motels, B & Bs, leisure parks and a limited number of free-camping locations, the Blue Mountains caters for all your vacation needs.
All across the Blue Mountains are a diversity of often unique attractions to fill your visit with great experiences and wonderment. Scenic World, Jenolan Caves, the Edge Maxiscreen Multiplex Cinema, Waradah Aboriginal Centre, beautiful gardens, stunning lookouts, excellent shopping and some very fine pampering opportunities are but a few of the treats in store with a visit here.
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Quick Reference -
Special Site Features
Geolocation - We use Google Map technology to help you find everything you are looking for in the Blue Mountains. On any page using mapping, you’ll be asked to allow the site to know your location. Please click “Allow once” or under options “Always Allow”. We do not receive this information, nor can it be used for any other purpose. Enjoy the site!
Discover Membership gives you access to a wide range of special deals, events and notification of Orientouring adventures. As a member you can save ‘to do lists’ to your account.
As a Member, you can save and revisit your To-Do List to review and add to it at your leisure, and then print it when you are done. As a member you can ask the site to send you major events, special offers and other periodic notifications. We respect your privacy and will not send out unwanted emails.
Our archive area for features, editorials, videos and past events from both this site and our print magazine of the same name. This is a very useful research tool.
This is your personal To Do List! Manage the places you want to see and the things you want to do on your visit to the Blue Mountains.
Find out what's close to you, right now! Just indicate your location, radius of search and what you want to know; the site will do the rest.
To help you enjoy places and things you might not otherwise discover, try a themed Orientouring adventure.Take advantage of discount offers and events across the Blue Mountains on our ‘Special Offers’ page.
Photography as a Site Feature:
Click on a photo to find out where it was taken and how to get there! One of the main features of our website is visual entertainment.
Instead of sourcing varying qualities of photographic images from anywhere we can find them, we have our own trained professional staff photographer with considerable experience creating the visual media for this site.
NOTE: When you see a photo you like, click on it and when the large version appears you will also see a Map icon and To Do list icon on the left. Use the Map button to toggle to a map with where that photo was taken. Use the To Do list icon to add the location to your short list.
Limited edition prints of our images, a coffee table book and calendar of the Blue Mountains region will be available in the future.