Mountain Walks

A selection of mountain walks in and around Sydney and New South Wales, including maps, pictures, highlights and characteristics.

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Mount Kosciuszko Hiking Guide – Walking Tracks to the Summit

Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales is Australia’s highest point, peaking at 2,228 metres above sea level.

While Mt Kosciuszko is primarily known as a busy ski destination during winter, the area is a very popular spot for hiking as well as for mountain biking during the warmer summer months.

This Mount Kosciuszko hiking guide describes the different walking tracks that take you to the summit of Australia’s tallest mountain, offering breathtaking views of Kosciuszko National Park.

Be mindful that even during summer months the weather in this area can be extreme, with hot and cold days, strong winds, rain and snow. UV levels can also be extreme, even on cold days.

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8 Best Walking Tracks in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is one of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in New South Wales. Just over an hour away from Sydney, this World Heritage listed area is home to a large number of beautiful walking tracks, waterfalls, deep valleys and canyons, rainforests and numerous lookout points with breathtaking views.

Several different theories exist around the blue haze that often hovers over the mountains. It is commonly believed that this haze is caused by rays of light reflecting on dust particles, water vapour and organic chemicals emitted by eucalyptus trees.

This dense eucalyptus vegetation was also one of the reasons the Greater Blue Mountains Area was officially listed as a World Heritage site in 2000 by UNESCO.

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