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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.


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Welcome to Blue Mountains Nature.

The Greater Blue Mountains is one of Australia's most important and diverse conservation areas, and is listed on the World Heritage register.

The region also has local communities and a wider spread of citizens committed to its long-term protection.

This website aims to provide comprehensive information on the natural heritage of the Blue Mountains, supported with artistic responses to the local environment and profiles of conservationists who have played a significant role in the region.

We want to inspire and inform with a combination of visual, artistic, personal and technical content. On the technical side, we strive for accuracy by involving local experts and referencing authoritative documents. This is a non-commercial labour of love; we thank our volunteer 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. Donkey Mountain at dawn, Wolgan Valley - Gardens of Stone National Park (Ian Brown)
  2. Mount Wilson rainforest (Ian Brown)
  3. Pink Flannel Flowers (Actinotus forsythii), Blackheath (Alan Page)
  4. Lawson waterfalls (Ian Brown)
  5. Eastern Water Dragon in burnt ground, Bungleboori Sector, State Mine Gully Fire 31 Oct 2013 (Ian Brown)
  6. Peeling Angophora - Wentworth Falls (Ian Brown)
  7. Kanangra heath at dawn - Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness (Ian Brown)