Check out our amazing trip to the blue mountains, Wentworth Falls and the Jenolan Caves with a surprise sighting in the video which made the day perfect!
There are many ways to get to the Blue Mountains from Sydney including the bus, train or car, we hired a car from budget to make sure we could see everything we wanted at our own pace. The Wentworth Falls are stunning although there are a lot of steps to walk up and down so take note of this if you are not very able bodied. The signs state it take 25 minutes to walk to the falls, ignore this as it took us 10 minutes walking at a normal pace.
The Blue Mountains get their name from the natural blue haze created by vast eucalypt forests in this World Heritage area. Tiny droplets of oil released from the trees mix with water vapour and sunlight to produce the distinctive colour.
Marvel at this wilderness region from cliff top lookouts. Explore waterfalls, valleys and rugged sandstone tablelands, and learn about the region’s ancient Aboriginal heritage. Deep inside the Jenolan Caves you’ll discover limestone crystals and underground rivers.
There are numerous exhilarating activities on offer in the mountains, from rock climbing and abseiling with operators such as the Blue Mountains Adventure Company to guided walks with Tread Lightly Eco Tours and Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout. You can even participate in a challenging three-day hike with Life’s an Adventure.
It’s just two hours by train from Sydney’s Central Station to Katoomba, where you’ll find buses to some of the leading attractions, such as Scenic World’s cable car. Alternatively, bus companies such as AAT Kings and Gray Line provide tours from hotels in the city centre.
A range of accommodation options are available if you plan to spend more than a day exploring the Blue Mountains. Shopping for arts and crafts at galleries in pretty mountain villages such as Leura is a popular pastime. There are excellent restaurants in the mountains, such as Darley’s Restaurant at Lilianfels and Tomah Gardens Restaurant in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.
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