Greater Blue Mountains Area
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 71%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 61%Green Travelers
User Reviews (31 Reviews)
- Greater Blue Mountains AreaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewAug 15, 2013
We rented a car in Sydney to visit Blue Mountains for a day. We had a GPS in our car, and it came handy many times - it took some time getting used to the signs and driving on the wrong (sorry, left) side of the road. We saw a lot of speeding warnings and even more drunk driving warnings. Our first stop was at Wentworth Falls, where we got some great view of the valley and the waterfall. The valley does look blue in the distance. We made more stops at the various lookouts and at the Everglades Gardens, and then reached Katoomba, with great views of the Three Sisters from Echo Point. We took a staircase down to the base of the Three Sisters – this was fun. Then we took a ride on a scenic train with a 52 degrees decline into the valley. It was a short ride but pretty interesting. The gondola ride back wasn’t that exciting.
- Greater Blue Mountains AreaSep 10, 2012
Absolutely amazing!!! If you're coming from Sydney, it takes about 2 hours on the train from downtown to Katoomba, which is a cute tourist town. Then you got to take about another 40 mins to get to the Blue Mountains itself. I would recommend doing the hop on/off tour bus they got, it takes you to all the different points of the Blue Mountains where you can see the Three Sisters to Echo Point, etc. It's a great workout walking around the area. There is a set of stairs to hike down to get to the bottom round trip, it takes about a good 3 hours from what I heard. I never got to do it, I did about 100 steps and stopped. Some of my favorite memories in Australia were from strolling around the Blue Mountains!
- Greater Blue Mountains AreaJul 05, 2012
Great Blue Mountains stretches from The top of Australia almost to Melbourne, they range from a few feet from the ocean to 100klms. They are not as high as most countries mountains, but since Australia is one of the oldest, they have been worn away. The train takes you to Katoomba, where some of the best sites are, and there are bus tours from Sydney. In Winter there is more snow in the Snowy Mountains or Mount Bulla that all of Switzerland. Skiing is excellent. Sydney is the gateway to many of the attractions in the mountains, but also Cairns and the Gold Coast.