Our Blue Mountains SiteMap

The Blue Mountains and the ancient valleys within:

The fresh atmosphere of these famous mountains, is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil from the thousands of Eucalyptus trees. This oil mist and the forest ‘s water vapour, scatter short wave of light to create the distinctive blue haze, that saw the name change from ‘Landsdowne Hills’ by Governor Phillip in 1788, to the name that soon followed ‘Blue Mountains’.