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Govett Gorge Govett Gorge   (Ian Brown)
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showcasing our natural heritage and artistic endeavours

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the greater Blue Mountains – the Darkinjung, Darug, Dharawal, Gundungurra, Wanaruah and Wiradjuri people – and pay respect to their elders, both past and present.


Satin Bowerbird (male)
Welcome to Blue Mountains Nature.

The Greater Blue Mountains is one of Australia's most important and diverse conservation areas, and a World Heritage place. This website aims to provide comprehensive information on the natural heritage of the Blue Mountains, supported with artistic responses to the local environment.

Our aim is for the combination of visual, artistic and technical content to be inspirational and informative. On the technical side, we strive for accuracy by involving local experts. This is a non-commercial labour of love; we thank our contributors and we welcome constructive feedback.

Map of the
Greater Blue Mountains
World Heritage Area

prepared by Karen McLaughlin
(This is a vector pdf that let's you zoom in without becoming pixelated...)
Natural heritage takes in landscape, ecology, flora, fauna and conservation. Artistic responses to the area's natural heritage include visual art, literature and music. Cultural heritage is included where it can inform aspects of natural heritage.

We hope you enjoy these offerings.

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  1. Morning rainbow, Glenbrook Lagoon (Ian Brown)
  2. Blue Mountains Ash (Eucalyptus oreades) and tree ferns, Mt Wilson (Ian Brown)
  3. Deanes Boronia (Boronia deanii), Newnes Plateau (Alan Page)
  4. Kanangra Falls - Kanangra-Boyd National Park (Ian Brown)
  5. Masked Devil Cicada (Cylochila australasiae form spreta), Mt Victoria (Ian Brown)
  6. Bowens Creek valley, morning light - Wollemi National Park (Ian Brown)
  7. Ironstone formations - Wollemi National Park (Ian Brown)