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Prince William explores Blue Mountains National Park with his family

April 19, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited the Blue Mountains National Park, showcasing to the world against the backdrop of the iconic Three Sisters, just how spectacular the greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is.
While visiting the national park, the Duke and Duchess have enjoyed the natural beauty of the area and nature based activities such as abseiling.

In the year that Sydney hosts the prestigious IUCN World Parks Congress, which will include some 3000 international delegates; the royal visit has put the spotlight on the world class nature and nature-based experiences in the Blue Mountains National Park, one of the most well-known parks in Australia.

Located on the doorstep of Sydney, the Blue Mountains National Park is home to iconic attractions such as the Three Sisters and Govetts Leap Lookout and offers an array of experiences for visitors seeking a day out or a weekend break in beautiful natural surrounds.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) encourages visitors to follow in the footsteps of the Royal couple and explore the parks of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area this Easter school holidays.

Top five Blue Mountains World Heritage area experiences to try these school holidays:

– Admire the natural formations including hazy blue forests, waterfalls and interesting rock formations.
– Visit Echo Point at Katoomba, offering full views of the iconic Three Sisters.
– Stand at Sublime Point in Leura and see out 29km away on a clear day.
– Go on a bushwalk, pack a picnic lunch and stop at one of the many areas available.
– Explore the cultural heritage and Aboriginal art located at Red Hands Cave.

The Blue Mountains National Park boasts remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, protecting sites of Aboriginal cultural significance and offers a range of camping options.

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