Pack your day bags – we are heading to the Blue Mountains for a day trip on Thursday 8 October.
This excursion would present and interpret the outstanding natural and cultural values of the Blue Mountains, including Three Sisters Aboriginal Place, other Aboriginal sites and historic precincts.
Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000, The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area comprises more than a million hectares of sandstone plateaux, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest, and constitutes one of the largest and most intact areas of protected bushland in Australia. The geology and geomorphology, including 300 metre cliffs, slot canyons and waterfalls, provide the physical conditions and visual backdrop to support outstanding biological values. The property represents the evolutionary adaptation and diversification of eucalypts in post-Gondwana isolation on the Australian continent, and is home to rare and endemic taxa, including relict flora such as the Wollemi pine. The exceptional biodiversity values are complemented by numerous others, including indigenous and post-European-settlement cultural values.
More information on this day trip will be released once the itinerary has been confirmed.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.