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Greaves creek running between the walls of the Grand Canyon Blue Mountains

The Grand Canyon Blue Mountains; a hidden sanctuary

Topping the list of Blue Mountains walks for most people who have spent a lot of time hiking in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon in Blackheath offers picturesque scenery, amazing views and glimpses of the native wildlife. It is probably the most well known Blue Mountains canyon, but unlike others it doesn’t require a …

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Views of Burra Korain Head to the East from Asgard Head lookout

Epic views and hidden history; sights of Asgard Swamp

Let me just start off by saying that despite the Asgard reference, this has nothing to do with Marvel. Landmarks of this region were apparently named by a fan of Norse mythology. It is however, about a recently discovered, and perhaps less known, addition to my favourite Blue Mountains bushwalks. The Asgard Plateau is surrounded …

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Aboriginal rock art at Red Hands Cave in Glenbrook. Art features ochre blown around hands to create outlines as well as handprints

Aboriginal sites in the Blue Mountains you can actually visit

According to a paper written by local scholar and researcher of Aboriginal history, Father Dr Eugene Stockton, the Blue Mountains were a region favourable to early human occupation, featuring plentiful water and food, tool making stone and rock shelters. Lying between Gundungurra (the Cox River people) and Dharug (Cumberland Plain) territory, Dr Stockton believes that …

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