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Region in New South Wales, Australia

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Blue Mountains (New South Wales): Region in New South Wales, Australia
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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Child sex abuse case against Blue Mountains circus school operators collapses

A group of people arrested for a series of alleged sex crimes at a NSW circus school are elated after all of the charges were dropped in court.
SBS - Published

NSW's bushfire hit communities on the road to recovery, but face a long hike

Just a month after bushfire tore through parts of the NSW's Blue Mountains, recovery for many residents and businesses is well underway.
SBS - Published

Videos for Blue Mountains (New South Wales)


Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue [Video]Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

Firefighters collaborate with park services to protect pines from dinosaur period

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:41Published

Prehistoric pines survive Australia bushfires [Video]Prehistoric pines survive Australia bushfires

Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Bushfires won't stop Australia's Elvis festival [Video]Bushfires won't stop Australia's Elvis festival

As thoughts of Australia's fire crisis hung in the air, hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley impersonators and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll began their annual pilgrimage to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

 

The women making trauma teddybears to help bushfire-ravaged communities

A 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.
SBS - Published

Reasons to be cheerful in the Blue Mountains

In 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.
The Age - Published

Teen hit by lightning in Blue Mountains

A teenage boy has been struck by lightning while walking on a popular bush track near an NSW tourist attraction.
SBS - Published

Exposed and vulnerable: action needed now to protect Australia's fauna

Roger Lembit is one of the first scientists to make it into the fire ground in NSW’s Blue Mountains.
The Age - Published

'It’s huge': Fears 80 per cent of NSW’s iconic Blue Mountains lost to bushfires

This 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.
SBS - Published

Fears 'huge' part of Blue Mountains burnt

This 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.
SBS - Published

NSW fire threat to worsen as high winds, hot temperatures fan flames

Fires 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.
SBS - Published

Battle to save Australian wildlife as bushfires rage

A 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..
Reuters - Published

Scott Morrison has taken an aerial tour of the NSW megafire

Scott Morrison has taken an aerial tour of the bushland where the Gospers Mountain megafire destroyed dozens of buildings in the NSW Blue Mountains.
SBS - Published

Fire filmed climbing up cliff in NSW Blue Mountains

Dramatic footage of fire climbing over 200 metre cliff in the Blue Mountains
SBS - Published

Man unaccounted for, houses lost near Lithgow as bushfire threat intensifies

As 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.
SBS - Published

This is what firefighters are dealing with in the Blue Mountains

Firefighters are battling huge flames in the Blue Mountains National Park. RFS volunteers Andrew Mitchell and Chrys Maoudis shared this vision of the Cottage Point Rural Fire Brigade tackling bushfires..
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfire crisis: Dozens of homes feared lost as fire rages on Sydney's outskirts

Dozens of homes have reportedly been lost the Blue Mountains bushfires as an extreme heat forecast has been issued for the state later this week.
SBS - Published

In the Blue Mountains, I'm hoping for a boring day

In 2013, in a single afternoon our community lost around 200 homes. I'm praying it won't happen again.
The Age - Published

'Unacceptably high risk': Pure caffeine products to be banned in Australia

Blue Mountains man Lachlan Foote, 21, died from caffeine toxicity after ingesting one teaspoon of pure caffeine powder in a protein shake.
The Age - Published

Katoomba woman killed by falling tree

A 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.
SBS - Published

Blue Mountains handprints could be fake

A 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.
SBS - Published

UN report expresses 'concern' on dam plan

World heritage advisers have expressed concern that a plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall is expected to increase inundation in the Blue Mountains.
SBS - Published

Snow falls as Sydney hit by wild winds

Parts of the Blue Mountains have been dusted in snow, while Sydneysiders are being told to brace themselves for destructive winds.
SBS - Published

Severe weather warnings issued for parts of Victoria and NSW

The Blue Mountains has been blanketed in snow on Tuesday morning, as motorists advised to stay off the roads.
SBS - Published

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