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23 Photos That Prove The Blue Mountains Are A Magical Fairy Land

Welcome to ~wonderland~.

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1. Less than an hour west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a magical place where adventure awaits.

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2. Deep within these misty mountains it's easy to forget the city - or any aspect of your real life - even exists at all.

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3. A day here can begin in a wonderful grey haze.

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4. Mountain roads can lead you to the kind of places you thought only existed in fantasy novels.

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5. There are deep, echoing, sparkling caves, waiting to be explored.

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6. And the tiny towns tucked within the mountains are a whole new level of pretty.

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7. Because the mountains are the kind of place fairies would definitely frolic.

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8. And build houses, and probably host fairy parties.

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9. Even if you're not magical yourself, you can still explore and play in the most wonderful of places, like these botanic gardens on Mount Tomah.

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10. In autumn, the mountain's blue is accompanied by every shade of orange.

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11. In spring, the Leura Garden Festival blooms bright.

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12. Wentworth Falls will make you feel things...

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13. ...like an overwhelming sense of calm.

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14. The glow worm tunnel will convince you, once again, that magic really does exist.

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15. Because if real magic were to live anywhere, it would be within the Dreamtime tales of three sisters, who were turned to stone.

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16. Feeling seperate from the world has never felt as good as it does in the mountains.

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17. Where you could stare into the distance for hours, without getting bored.

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18. Because when was the last time you looked beyond your phone screen?

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19. If you decide that you need a distraction from the all the beauty, you can go listen to a running creek.

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20. Or go apple picking in Bilpin.

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21. Because fruit from the tree is just as fresh as the air out here.

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22. And when you've got your fix of freshness, you can head straight back to that stream.

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23. So, go - take a day to feel the ~magic~ of the mountains. And don't you dare miss that sunset.

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