On 30 November 2000 UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee formally inscribed Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains on the World Heritage List.
One of Australia’s most iconic regions, the blue-haze beauty of the Blue Mountains comprises one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls bushland – and endless potential for adventure!
The World Heritage Committee inscribed the Greater Blue Mountains Area on the basis of its natural criteria: “Australia’s eucalypt vegetation is worthy of recognition as of outstanding universal value, because of its adaptability and evolution in post-Gondwana isolation.” Read more Blue Mountains facts from UNESCO.
For fans of coins portraying iconic Australian sites, we celebrated the Blue Mountains with this 2011-dated 1oz silver proof coin featuring a brightly-coloured image of the Three Sisters from Echo Point and a Blue Mountains tree frog.
With a total mintage of just 2,500, this is an extremely rare Australian collectable issue. Housed in special presentation packaging, the coin is part of the Celebrate Australia series depicting iconic Australian birds and animals, iconic landscapes and famous Australian locations.