Blue Mountains National Park - NSW

National Parks,Reserves 

Position

DEG: -33.98872 149.950928
DMS: 33º 59' 19.39" S 149º 57' 3.34" E
UTM: 55 H 6235168mN 772593mE
Altitude: 947.44m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

116.86kms West of Sydney
161.24kms NorthEast of Canberra
618.57kms NorthEast of Melbourne
780.11kms South of Brisbane

Address & Contact

Tuglow Hole Creek
New South Wales 2787
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

A World Heritage landscape that once intimidated explorers but now delights visitors. Famous lookouts and waterfalls around Govetts Leap (Blackheath), Echo Point (Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls provide panoramic views of dense forest and huge sandstone cliffs.
Over 140 kilometres of walking tracks of all grades (some accessible for people with a disability) in diverse settings make the Blue Mountains a bushwalker's paradise. See the Three Sisters from the Giant Stairway at Echo Point, or explore the historic Mt Werong and Ruby Creek area (south of Oberon). The National Parks Heritage Centre at Blackheath and visitor centres at Echo Point and Glenbrook provide information on local walking tracks. The Fairfax Heritage Track at Blackheath is a wheelchair-accessible track to Govetts Leap Lookout, and the Conservation Hut and Wentworth Falls picnic area also have great views that are wheelchair-accessible. A Discovery program of walks and activities operates every weekend and during school holidays.
Car-based camping is available at Euroka (near Glenbrook; bookings required and camping fees apply; book at Richmond Mon-Fri, Glenbrook phone 4739 2950 Sat-Sun, public holidays and school holidays); Murphys Glen (near Woodford); Ingar picnic area (drive from Wentworth Falls; camp a short walk from carpark); Perrys Lookdown (near Blackheath; short walk from carpark); Batsh Camp (short walk from carpark) and Mt Werong on the Oberon-Colong Stock Route to Yerranderie. Backpack camping is permitted in most areas (for details phone Blackheath).
Access 50-110 km west of Sydney with entry points off the Great Western Highway between Glenbrook and Mt Victoria, and the Oberon-Colong Stock Route. Close to railway stations at Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath and Mt Victoria. Vehicle entry fee applies at Glenbrook only.
Upper: Blackheath, phone 4787 8877, Eastern: Richmond, phone 4588 5247 (4739 2950 weekends), Western: Oberon, phone 6336 1972.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mount Boyce at 21/02:30am EST
Distance from Blue Mountains National Park 50.82km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
1.6°C-8.0°C78%-1.8°ChPa0.0mmWSW39km/hr
21knots
56km/hr
30knots

Closest Climatic Station

Oberon (Springbank)
Distance from Blue Mountains National Park 36.15km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C24.823.721.417.113.19.48.710.313.717.019.823.2
Mean Min. °C10.811.28.95.32.50.8-0.40.32.34.86.78.9
Mean Rain mm80.661.366.157.160.479.670.875.567.478.471.473.8

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