A Natural Wonderland: The Diverse Flora and Fauna of the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are a nature lover’s paradise, with a range of awe-inspiring activities to enjoy during your stay here. The stunningly majestic Three Sisters rock formation, the scenic wonder of bushwalking in the region, mountain biking, and rock climbing all great reasons to escape the hustle of city life and breathe the fresh mountain air of the region. Not only this, but with a visit to the Blue Mountains you are sure to bear witness to some of the most diverse flora and fauna in Australia.
The Blue Mountains are home to over 400 species of animals and to over 90 eucalypti tax, which accounts for 13% of the global total. Read on to find out why a trip to the Blue Mountains is almost unbeatable for enthusiasts of Australia’s native flora and fauna.
The unique Blue Mountains fauna
Within the tablelands and gorges of the Blue Mountains region, over 400 species of animal reside. Many of them are threatened or endangered, and conservationists are working hard to preserve population of species like the spotted-tailed quoll, koala, the green and golden bell frog, and the Blue Mountains water skink. The wonderfully diverse fauna of The Blue Mountains region make for the perfect animal lovers getaway. Here you will find some of Australia’s most popular native species, as well as some, like the water skink, that are distinctive to the region.
A hike throughout the mountains provides such great potential to catch a glimpse of some of the wonderfully diverse creatures in the area.
Flora on an unseen level
The flora of The Blue Mountains is so diverse it is almost unbeatable for nature lovers. The eucalypt vegetation of the region is astounding, with forests stretching all throughout the whole region. As well as the extensive eucalypt population of the region, you will find a great variety of stunning native trees and flowers such as acacias, myrtles, banksias, and boronias.
On any walk through the mountains you will find the wondrous flora distinctive and unique, and this helps to create a taxonomical experience like no other.
This is an introduction to the incredibly diverse flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains. Here you can hike among some of the most extensive and diverse floral life in the world, whilst being able to spot some truly unique creatures along the way.
Anderson Tours are happy to help provide this mystifying experience, with our Blue Mountains Wildlife Tour allowing you the chance to feed hungry kangaroos and see quite possibly the world’s cutest animal, the koala, lazing around in its perch.
Feel free to call us on (02) 9636 6111 to find out more.