So much to explore in the Nepean Blue Mountains region

The Nepean Blue Mountains region encompasses spectacular waterfalls and rivers, eucalyptus forests, Aboriginal cultural landmarks, and iconic lookouts and walking tracks within one of the most visited attractions in Australia: the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, an area which also has a celebrated and vibrant art community. ‘The Magic Pudding’ author and world-renowned artist, the late Norman Lindsay, lived in the area for more than 60 years. His home is now an art gallery and tourist attraction protected by the National Trust.

History abounds in these hills: ancient rock carvings by the Dharug people at the foot of Hawkesbury Lookout; the Marked Tree made by explorers Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth and Lieutenant Lawson who successfully crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813; and the iconic Hydro Majestic hotel, which has been welcoming visitors since 1904.

The whole region is a playground for leisure and lifestyle activities with small villages dotted throughout the area. Food trails, local markets and restaurants and cafes serving local produce make this a popular shopping and food destination. The region is an adventure-seeker’s paradise with bike trails, spectacular wild rivers and abundant bushwalks including the famous Glow Worm Tunnel walking track. Local lakes provide fantastic opportunities for fishing, jet-skiing and water-skiing.

Residents now number more than 380,000 with the Dharug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri people acknowledged as the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land in the District. The area also includes Western Sydney University's campus in Kingswood, the University of Notre Dame's campus in Lithgow, and several TAFEs.

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About the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides primary and secondary health care for people living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith local government areas at five main hospitals and a number of community health centres and service facilities, employing more than 4,700 FTE health workers.

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Current as at: Tuesday 14 December 2021