Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Friday, October 13, 2006

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains were our final stop before Sydney. They're only about an hours drive from the centre of the city but felt like a million miles when you're surrounded by the sound of cockatoos, lizards, all the other creatures and miles and miles of trees and bush...

The first night we stayed at Katoomba and took a walk down to Katoomba falls and the Three Sisters (3 rocks) then spent a lovely evening at the campsite with Ciaran playing guitar while I read. The next day we visited Echo Point, with it's stunning views over the mountains, Evans lookout, Govets leap & Bridal falls. Everything we saw was really beautiful and the weather was amazing. The last place we stopped at we could see kangaroo's munching on grass, very cute!

The Blue Mountains themselves were fantastic. They're not as big as anything we saw in New Zealand but once you drive up them and get to the lookouts, there are these huge drops that look like the Grand Canyon. Such a beautiful place. I think we'll definitely be coming up here for weekends while we're living in Sydney.

The weather while we were there and especially on our last day was just unbelievable. The day we were driving back to Sydney was 38 degrees and the and the air-conditioning in the van stopped working, we were melting by the time we got to the hostel.


Post a Comment

<< Home