Blue Mountains (New South Wales)
Region in New South Wales, Australia
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The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of centre of the state capital, close to the major suburb of Penrith. The public's understanding of the extent of the Blue Mountains is varied, as it forms only part of an extensive mountainous area associated with the Great Dividing Range. Officially the Blue Mountains region is bounded by the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers in the east, the Coxs River and Lake Burragorang to the west and south, and the Wolgan and Colo rivers to the north. Geologically, it is situated in the central parts of the Sydney Basin.
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NSW's bushfire hit communities on the road to recovery, but face a long hikeJust a month after bushfire tore through parts of the NSW's Blue Mountains, recovery for many residents and businesses is well underway.
The women making trauma teddybears to help bushfire-ravaged communitiesA Red Cross branch in the NSW Blue Mountains is one of a dozen locations where volunteers are busy knitting Trauma Teddies that will be delivered to evacuation centres in fire zones.
Reasons to be cheerful in the Blue MountainsIn the aftermath of the fires, an adventure guide returned with a tour party to the Blue Mountains wilderness on Wednesday. He sees abundant reasons for hope.
Teen hit by lightning in Blue MountainsA teenage boy has been struck by lightning while walking on a popular bush track near an NSW tourist attraction.
Exposed and vulnerable: action needed now to protect Australia's faunaRoger Lembit is one of the first scientists to make it into the fire ground in NSW’s Blue Mountains.
'It’s huge': Fears 80 per cent of NSW’s iconic Blue Mountains lost to bushfiresThis season's bushfires have "rewritten the rule book" as ecologists fear more than 80 per cent of the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains have been lost.
Fears 'huge' part of Blue Mountains burntThis season's bushfires have "rewritten the rule book" as ecologists fear more than 80 per cent of the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains have been lost.
NSW fire threat to worsen as high winds, hot temperatures fan flamesFires across NSW's southeast are flaring up in high temperatures and strong winds as two new blazes in the Blue Mountains and the north also cause concern.
Battle to save Australian wildlife as bushfires rageA possum severely burnt by bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains laps water from a bowl as her rescuer holds her gently in a towel, while at a nearby home a kangaroo with bandaged feet is rocked like..
Scott Morrison has taken an aerial tour of the NSW megafireScott Morrison has taken an aerial tour of the bushland where the Gospers Mountain megafire destroyed dozens of buildings in the NSW Blue Mountains.
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Man unaccounted for, houses lost near Lithgow as bushfire threat intensifiesAs fire danger around Lithgow - on the western edge of the NSW Blue Mountains - intensifies, some have pledged to stay and defend their long-term homes.
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Koalas saved just ahead of Blue Mountains bushfires in 'daring rescue'A group of koalas considered '"critical" to the future of the species has been saved in a daring rescue effort.
NSW bushfire crisis: Dozens of homes feared lost as fire rages on Sydney's outskirtsDozens of homes have reportedly been lost the Blue Mountains bushfires as an extreme heat forecast has been issued for the state later this week.
In the Blue Mountains, I'm hoping for a boring dayIn 2013, in a single afternoon our community lost around 200 homes. I'm praying it won't happen again.
'Unacceptably high risk': Pure caffeine products to be banned in AustraliaBlue Mountains man Lachlan Foote, 21, died from caffeine toxicity after ingesting one teaspoon of pure caffeine powder in a protein shake.
Katoomba woman killed by falling treeA woman aged in her 40s has died after a tree fell on her car in NSW's Blue Mountains while a man has been seriously injured.
Blue Mountains handprints could be fakeA non-indigenous man has claimed he and his brothers created a set of red handprints that were ruled to be culturally significant half a century ago.
UN report expresses 'concern' on dam planWorld heritage advisers have expressed concern that a plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall is expected to increase inundation in the Blue Mountains.
Snow falls as Sydney hit by wild windsParts of the Blue Mountains have been dusted in snow, while Sydneysiders are being told to brace themselves for destructive winds.
Severe weather warnings issued for parts of Victoria and NSWThe Blue Mountains has been blanketed in snow on Tuesday morning, as motorists advised to stay off the roads.