The Blue Mountains has a great variety of bush walks to suit everyone's fitness abilities |  <i>David Hill</i>

Blue Mountains Are Open For Business

Explore regions unaffected by the fires

Now, more than ever, the people of the Blue Mountains needs tourism to return to normal, and it's safe for you to show your support by visiting our famous World Heritage Wilderness.

People can now safely return to many natural areas that were not burnt. And in areas that were burnt, green shoots of regeneration are already starting to show.

For instance, in the Valley of the Waters near Wentworth Falls, a Blue Mountains Adventure Company guide can still take you through a fragrant eucalypt forest untouched by the fires to experience the magic thrill of Empress Falls Canyon. Its cool, deep pools, its sculpted rock walls, its lush rainforest vegetation, its water jumps and its waterfall abseil are unchanged.

The adventures below are all open for business - come join us this summer in the Blue Mountains wilderness.


The Blue Mountains & Bushfires

"Man-made climate change means the bushfires the Blue Mountains have just experienced were unprecedented in their scale and ferocity, but once again they did not burn everything. There is also great beauty in a burnt bushland that is regenerating, as it inevitably does. And the fires once again brought out the best in the Australian character. In the Wollemi section of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a heroic firefighting effort saved the canyon that is the only wild home of the famous Wollemi pine - a "dinosaur tree" that is a relic from ancient Gondwana." 

Dan Lewis, BMAC guide and former Sydney Morning Herald journalist


We respectfully acknowledge the Darug, Darkinjung, Dharawal, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, and Wiradjuri language groups as the traditional custodians of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and thank them for sharing this beautiful land with us.

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