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Mike’s Travel Diary

Monday, 10 Jul 2006

Location: Katoomba - Blue Mountains, Australia

MapKatoomba - Blue Mountains

This was such a beautiful place and we loved it, we stayed in a beautiful YHA hostel in Katoomba for two nights.

We went up and back from Sydney on the train, which provided beautiful views along the way.

When there we headed to ehco point to take in a view of the three sisters rock formation. We also did a short bush walk to get down to the three sisters. We got some beautiful pictures of the rocks and the Jamisson Valley as it was clear blue skys, however it was bloody cold as we were so high up.

The next day we went on a bush walk down into the rainfaorest of the Jamisson Valley. We went down a trail called the Furber Steps, this went past the Katoomba Falls which weren't much as they're in middle of a drought. When at the bottom you go into a place called Scenic World. Here we went along the rainforest boardwalk, then we caught the world's steepest railway to the top of the valley. This was awesome and pretty scary, as it went up so quickly, and you go up backwards. At the top we caught the skyway car across the valley for more fantastic views, then it was back to the hostel to chill out and recover from a long days walking.

So the Blue Mountains were beautiful and well worth a visit, and really gald we made the effort to head there.