A Blue Mountain? What’s in a name?

by Edgardo Gubelin on August 5, 2016

The Blue Mountains are one of Sydney’s most popular tourist attractions … and are just over an hours drive from the city. Sydneysiders love to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy some of the many “off the beaten track escapes” where they can find solitude in an environment surrounded with beautiful eucalyptus forests, crystal clear streams and starry, starry nights.

How many of these nature lovers have stopped to ponder … why the BLUE MOUNTAINS are so named? As there is nothing blue about the mountains themselves, except for the blue haze, blanketing the mountains.

It is believed that this haze is created by the atmosphere where dispersed droplets of Eucalyptus oil, dust particles and water vapour are combined to scatter refracted rays of sunlight which are largely blue in colour.

Join us for a terrific day as we explore one of the worlds most popular heritage sites.

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