Panoramic view of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales © Tourism Australia / David Ireland

One day exploring the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains highlights

VIDEO: A day trip adventure to the Blue Mountains

One day exploring the Blue Mountains

Fun fact

The Blue Mountains are so named because they appear blue from a distance. The coloured haze comes from the eucalyptus oils released by the surrounding gum trees.

Travel tip

Hillbilly Cider has live music on Friday and Saturday evenings until 8 pm, and on Sunday afternoons until 6 pm.

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