The Blue Mountains local government area covers 143,000 hectares of land in the Greater Sydney Region. About 70 per cent of the area is incorporated into the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park, with approximately 11 per cent of the total land area in private ownership and available for human settlement. The resident population for the Blue Mountains in the year 2006 was 73,084 people who lived in, or in the vicinity of, 27 towns and villages.
A place of great natural beauty and rich cultural resources, the Blue Mountains attracts millions of visitors from throughout Australia and the world, making it one of the more popular tourist destinations in Australia. Information for visitors can be found on our Blue Mountains City Tourism.
Blue Mountains City Council acknowledges that the City of Blue Mountains is located on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra Nations.