If you have been to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia then you know what I’m talking about.
Magic scenery, vibrant greens, views beyond and calming waterfalls in every which way. How could you ever leave! It’s a perfect romantic getaway or a family fun escape. The Blue Mountains are located about an hour and a half west of Sydney, its always a favourite of mine.
There is plenty to do, start with an amazing hot breakfast in one of the local cafes in town. Katoomba is home to some amazing antique shops, if you feel like searching for treasures. Take a stroll throughout the shops and get a feel for the vibe the locals live by. Ok sometimes it’s a bit wacky. Right, got that, next head to Cliff drive and take in the view!
The Three Sisters
So when they call it ‘The Blue Mountains’ they mean it. I think every time we go it rains, it pours and sometimes there is no view, just the fog and mist. But when it clears you get the most speculator atmospheres I’ve ever experienced. You enter a world, you let your imagination run wild and suddenly woodland creatures pop out from behind green foliage. Glow worms light up tree trunks, butterflies flutter around you and fairies dance in the streams… ha! I wish. Yes, I want to live in a woodland fairy tale. Sigh.
Now what’s the best way to experience all of this… start at Scenic World. There you can hop on the Sky Way, Rail Way, Cable Way or the Walk Way.
- The Sky Way takes you from cliff to cliff over the valley and over Katoomba falls. Hope your not afraid of heights!
- The Rail Way goes vertically down the cliff if you are one for thrills. Yep straight down!
- The Cable Way similar to the Sky Way, takes a more scenic route through the forest and up to the top of the cliff.
- Then you can go wild and walk it with… the Walk Way. All of the sights and the ‘Ways’ are connected by walk ways through the rainforest. So its an easy walk for even the most unfit.
Joel and I spent a good 5 hours enjoying the sights and sounds of the rainforest. I love a good waterfall and am so blessed to live in a country with so many. The walks take you along the cliff sides and waterfall edges.