Continuing on from South West Rocks, we finally reached the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and found accommodation in Katoomba. After unloading the car, we drove to the Scenic Railway and Skyway. It has changed a lot since I was a child and even since the last time I was there about ten years previously. The cable car had been replaced with a new state of the art (and less scary to be in for those afraid of heights like me) cars with a plexi glass viewing platform in the bottom.
Even the Railway which goes down the cliff face to the walking tracks to the bottom had upgraded.
I have a funny feeling that I have shared some of these photos before but that could well have been hundreds of posts ago, so if you remember seeing these already I apologise.
Walking through the bush at the bottom was beautiful. All of the paths were well maintained with boardwalks in many sections to prevent further degradation from the millions of tourists who visit each year. During our walk we spied a Lyre Bird. I have never seen on in the wild and just as myself (and another lady next to me) raised our cameras to take a photo, a bus load of chattering tourists came along and frightened it off. There is no escaping the bus loads of tourists in Katoomba unfortunately.
I love the photo above of all the tree roots in a tangled maze.
This is what everyone comes to see. The Three Sisters named for the Aboriginal legend that tells the story of a father who turned his daughters to stone to prevent them being kidnapped by the men from another clan.
This shot was taken from the valley floor and looking up. In my next post, I will share photos taken from the viewing deck closer to the the Sisters themselves.
Once up the top, I harnessed my fear and took a trip across the valley on the Skyway.
Lots of photo opportunities along the way. What I loved most about walking through the bushland around the area was abundance of wildflowers in bloom at the time.
This is the Golden Wattle (national flower of Australia).
I’ll put the rest of the photos into a gallery for you now.
Have a wonderful day every one and may you find beauty in the small things in life.