A day trip to the Blue Mountains | A self-drive Itinerary

The blue mountains are an amazing phenomenal nature that you must see when traveling to Sydney. The mountains are so tranquil, breathtaking and unique. In December I had friends over from the Netherlands and we rented a car to go see some of the highlights of the mountains. If you are planning to do the same thing (renting a car) then I advise you to check this post out. As somewhat of a local I know some cool spots to see, including a place where you can see kangaroos (Wild ones, not the ones at Featherdale Wildlife park lol) So in this post, I will show you what a one-day self-drive Blue Mountains itinerary could look like if you follow my tips.

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Where to find Kangaroos in the Blue Mountains

You have hopped on a plane to Australia to see all the amazing sights that this country has to offer. You have been on the road for 2 weeks and you ended up in Sydney to spend your last couple of days in this pretty amazing city. BUT… You haven’t seen any kangaroos! This happened to a friend of mine who had flown all the way from the Netherlands to spend Christmas and new years in Australia. I wanted to make sure that they did not leave Australia without having seen the local wildlife, so I asked around and was told about this amazing place. We took our chances, hopped in our rental and drove up to Glenbrook National Park. Here is what happened next.

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Everything You Want to See and Do in the Blue Mountains

The blue mountains are located about a 2-hour drive from Sydney and offer a dramatic scenery with steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and charming villages.  The mountains are densely populated with oil-bearing Eucalyptus trees. They give off a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves, the mist (combined with water vapor and dust) plays with the light and creates a haze which looks blue – hence the name blue mountains  The mountains are Australia’s 14th World Heritage Area and are part of the Great Dividing Range which runs down the East Coast of Australia. For over a year I lived in the mountains largest town Katoomba. Every opportunity I got I went out to do a bush walk. I was skinny, healthy and loving life. So in this blog post, I will show you some of the amazing towns, bush walks, and scenic points that you should stop when traveling to the mountains. 

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