Here we go to the Blue Mountains National Park…
A really nice week end off to do, breath deeply & open your eyes. You will never regret your trip in here. A brief article of a week end in Katoomba. But you should know, there is much more to do around there 😉
Before any details about the trip; keep in mind that it is a National Park. Free to visit, enjoy & discover, so please National Park = respect the nature & take your rubbish with you. Seems like there were lot of people before you who enjoyed the view without rubbish & will be more people after you who would love to explore this amazing place without it too. So thank you & enjoy.
From Sydney Central train station at Eddy Ave, Haymarket. Stop at Katoomba, 2 hours on the train. Don’t miss the famous Three Sisters rock formation with a majestic view on the blue mountains at Echo point Lookout, the Grand Canyon walking track, the beautiful waterfalls, the sunset view point…
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our week end with friends. We took the train early on Saturday morning, with our backpacks full of water bottle, food & sun cream. We didn’t book anything. When we arrived at Katoomba, we walked around & found our Backpacker, a dormitory of 6 beds for 25-30 AU$ each. If you are earlier than expected ( Rooms available after cleaned at 2 pm ), you can leave your backpacks in a room with locker.
Finally, we started to look around to discover the different tracks to do & went down a little walk to find a quiet place to have our lunch box.
You will have a lot of choice to walk. Who wants to see amazing waterfalls, you will be please to know, there are a lot & all very impressive ( I am one who fall in love with it ).
You’ve got also bush walk, such an amazing place, so green, breath taking & peaceful. Don’t forget to come with good shoes & remember every step : It is wet !!!
You will, of course, reach places with stunning viewpoint of rocks formation as for example; Fossil Rocks… & the Three Sisters, easy to find with signs ( & maybe more by the mass of people going that way ). On a sunny day as we had, you will see this fantastic blue color recovering the mountains. It is just very beautiful. A “Must See” on a “To Do List”.
First of all, we heard about a view point where you will be able to watch the sunset over the mountains. We walked there, a very long & steep walk on road, so not really nice. If you have a car, it is much easier or as we did; ask a car if they could drive you back. I am sure you will find straight away someone who will welcome you to jump in ! The viewpoint doesn’t have a name, it is more a track that you can find on a map. When we went the bush under us was burned by a fire, the view still very pretty from there. Seat on the barrier, be quiet, enjoy to be alone or with few people around & take photos if you would like to 😉
There is not a lot of choice to buy foods / drinks but you will feel at home with other travelers sharing a drink or a talk ( or both ) in the big living room. Time for bed, take it easy with the snore man of your bedroom !!
Enjoy some more walks & time to go back home.
For us it was on Sunday so the ticket for the train & bus to go home, all will cost AU$ 2.50. This is something I loved in Australia; Sunday is a day to go out & discover places as it is cheaper.
What else ? Probably take a shower & massage your feet !