Blue Mountains National Park, located less than 100 km from Sydney, is immensely rich in natural and cultural history. The unique plants and animals that live here relate an extraordinary story of the evolution of Australia's unique eucalypt vegetation and its associated communities, plants and animals. It is an area of breathtaking views, canyons, bizarre rock formations, sheer cliffs, deep, inaccessible valleys and swamps. The park presents an astounding and unique landscape. The name Blue Mountains is due to the bluish touch the mountains have from the vapour emitted from the eucalyptus trees. Despite the name 'mountains', the area is an uplifted plateau, dissected by a number of larger rivers. The park is perfect place to discover Aboriginal culture, walking tracks, camping, canyoning, climbing and mountain biking activities.