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The Snow Child
Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
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The Melody Lingers On
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Speaking with the Angel
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Blue Mountains attracts millions of visitors from throughout the world, making it one of the top three tourist destinations in Australia. The Blue Mountains is a special place of ancient landscapes, towering golden-hued stone escarpments, crashing waterfalls and magnificent eucalypts. It is so special that it is inscribed on the World Heritage list, for its outstanding universal values.
The Blue Mountains is home to the Darug and Gundungurra aboriginal peoples who treasure their connections with the land - encapsulated in their stories and art, ceremony and song, as well as knowledge of landforms, climate, plants and animal life.
Blue Mountains City is home to just 75,000 people and is the only 'proclaimed' city in the world located in a World Heritage Area. The city is a charming collection of mountain villages and hamlets,, each with its own style and character. Blue Mountains City Council administration is based in Katoomba, the region's largest town and home to the world famous Three Sisters rock formation. Council serves 26 townships, in a local government area of 1,433 square kilometres. The 26 townships are situated from 50 to 120 km west of Sydney and cover a 100km strip of sandstone ridge within the 1,000 square kilometres of the World Heritage Area.