Travel Blogs from Katoomba, Australia

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Adrenalin!, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Adrenalin!

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... . We headed back into the vans with our gear and drove down to the town of Wentworth Falls, a about fifteen minutes away from Katoomba, where we had a quick sandwhich lunch. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from canyoning, other than that it would be ...

The Zen of Crossing Water, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

The Zen of Crossing Water

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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For my final adventure in Katoomba, I wanted to go on an overnight hike and check out some of the destinations that are further off the beaten track (literally). Of course, it's been raining for the last week straight, and I was running out of time, so ...

Valley of the Waters: Place to be when it's 39 C, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Valley of the Waters: Place to be when it's 39 C

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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This weekend we had a bit of an unexpected heat wave. Things went up to about 39 degrees Celsius, a really dry, moisture-sucking heat. On Friday I went out hiking at the Leura Cascades with Michaela and Marah, the two girls who are working as WWOOF staff ...

All Cooped Up With Nowhere to Go, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

All Cooped Up With Nowhere to Go

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... stare balefully at the intruders. At the end of the trail we had the option of trying to get a ride back to Blackheath or Katoomba or walking a further hour and a half to the train station; everyone but me was weary enough to want to try and hitch up ...

Sure Beats the Stairmaster, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Sure Beats the Stairmaster

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Tuesday morning I walked with Kate down to the local scenic railway, which is supposedly the steepest inclined railway in the world. I was determined that I would only pay to ride one way, and spit out the cash to ride down. The lady at the desk gave me ...

Blackheath v Katoomba, Blackheath/Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia travel blog

Blackheath v Katoomba

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... were turned to stone by their tribe's witchdoctor) is actually a modern day fabrication for the benefit of tourists. Before Katoomba and the Three Sisters became the mandatory tourist stop in the Blue Mountains, the small town of Blackheath benefited ...

Not for the Faint of Heart, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Not for the Faint of Heart

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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After a week of staying inside at the Flying Fox Backpackers I decided to move out into the backyard and make use of my copious camping gear, mainly to save some money. It's been really hot lately---getting up in the region of 39 degrees Celsius---and ...

Head in the clouds, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Head in the clouds

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... about each separate trip. I will say we were amazed about how much you actually can see, so many places like this in Australia have only one focal point, and in this case its the three sisters mountain view, the tourist coaches come up from Sydney and ...

A Room with a View, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

A Room with a View

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... that overlooked the cliffs and valley below. After about twenty minutes I went down a set of stairs to find myself at the Katoomba Cascade, a small waterfall; and from there it was only a five minute walk back to the Main Street. The city doesn't ...

A Portrait of Travelling Companions II, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

A Portrait of Travelling Companions II

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... when the days are fine. They are travelling together, in an offbeat around-the-world itinerary: New Zealand, east coast Australia, Bali, Thailand, Laos, Greece, Italy, home (Corvalis, Oregon). In New Zealand and Australia they are WWOOFing their way ...

The Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

The Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... 7th January 2005 After a late breakfast of bacon butties on the BBQ, we headed off to the 3 sisters at echo point in Katoomba, a rock formation of 3 columns reaching out into a large valley. We looked out on the view, which was truly spectacular, and ...

Castling Queens, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Castling Queens

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... . But yesterday everything cleared and Michaela, Marah and I decided to trek out to the "Ruined Castle." Of course, this being Australia and not Scotland, the name only describes a rock formation that from a distance looks like a fallen castle. We got ...

Blue  Mountains, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Valley, way below. Our morning began at the clifftop 'Scenic World Blue Mountains' which operates 3 different rides. Katoomba Scenic Railway - 'the worlds steepest incline railway' was a unique if incredibly short experience. It descended 415m down ...

The Three Sisters await, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

The Three Sisters await

A travel blog entry by mitz24

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... formed. We continued our decent in the Valley until we got to the end and met the steepest incline railway in the world - The Katoomba Scenic Railway which leans at 52 degree's. Saftey was a bit of a concern as there was no bar that comes down to secure ...

Looking for Work in Katoomba, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Looking for Work in Katoomba

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... the world, and I got a speedy email back informing me that while they were pleased with my interest, the fact that I was in Australia and they were in the Phillippines would make arranging an interview, not to mention my commute to work, rather hard. ...

The beautiful Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

The beautiful Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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After packing up our kit bag and billabong stowed, we headed off on our voyage to the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are called so, due to the eucalyptus oil that evaporates in the heat of the day... this creates a blue haze above the thousands of ...

Day 197-203: Sydney/Katoomba/Melbourne, Sydney/Katoomba/Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Day 197-203: Sydney/Katoomba/Melbourne

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... is a little town with a few shops and cafes so stopped there for something to eat and drink.....and then I came back to Katoomba, getting back just after 5. Went to the Coles supermarket which was right round the corner from the YHA to get some stuff for ...

Hunter Valley and the Stunning Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Hunter Valley and the Stunning Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... heavy rain and booming thunder. We hid out for a while enjoying breakfast, before packing up and heading to Katoomba, for the Grand Canyon of Australia. The views were all closed today as the fog had followed us from Blackheath and covered the hills in ...

That's Entertainment, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

That's Entertainment

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... too, in particular the eccentric film-producer dude in his late forties who instantly took a shine after hearing of my ripping around Australia on a twin. We watched the superbikes on the big screen for a while and got talking. Turns out he's a bit of ...

Not so Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Not so Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... Blue Mountains. At 6:45 in the morning and still very sleepy, we jumped on a City Rail train 2 hours west to Katoomba.  In Katoomba, there is a hop on-and-off tourist bus that circles the city, attractions, and trailheads around the mountains, which ...

Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by jag

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200 kilometers after leaving the A.C.T. we drove into the Blue Mountains amid growing rugged beauty. Katoomba the main jewel in crown of the mountains, was to be our base and upon first arriving we immediately drove to one of the lookouts. Our initial ...

Blue is the colour, Blue Mountains, Australia travel blog

Blue is the colour

A travel blog entry by hodge

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We picked up our car early and decided to call it 'Monty'. Of course for the cricket reference, its un tried in OZ, small with lots of spirit and we are going to give it a spin along the East Coast..... So we traveled East to the Blue Mountains, named ...

Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... mountains. In Kings Cross, where we are staying, there are a ridiculous amount of travel agents sorting out your "budget tours" all around Australia. It is normally cheaper and more fun to do it yourself so I'll tend to avoid them now I'm out of Asia as ...

Into The Mountains and Back to Sydney, Katoomba, NSW, Australia travel blog

Into The Mountains and Back to Sydney

A travel blog entry by tjmartin

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... the staff in a takeaway we went to, that night - wearing Santa hats. This was the first sign of Christmas that I had seen in Australia. We spent the few days here, viewing the sites of the area. One of the trips that we went on involved going down a ...

Walking all over the world, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Walking all over the world

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... wise to put on a clean top if you're going to be walking around with your big bag on that day! After purchasing tickets to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, we set off, with our bags occupying as much room on the train as we do. The wet weather is clearly ...

Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas April 4th, Blue Mountains I had already liked the name Snowy Mountains and in particular Snowy river... this time, it is not different, especially when one thinks of the reasons behind a name. Wikipedia will tell you that Blue ...

Freezing in the Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Freezing in the Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by vandall

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... went to the Blue Mountains for the weekend. Blooming freezing, but gorgeous. The first night we were the only ones in our guesthouse in Katoomba. The owner checked us in, gave us an emergency number then left. Very, very spooky, but lots of fun to be the ...

Blue Mountains and Religious Pilgrims, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains and Religious Pilgrims

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... .  We returned to his friend’s apartment around Manley with some beers to share and enjoyed our last hours together in Australia.   We were sad to leave our friends and, ultimately, our retirement but we had a few good parties left before ...

Travelling around NSW, Sydney- Katoomba - Hunter Valley - Port Stephens - Syd......, Australia travel blog

Travelling around NSW

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... of Vanuatu. Kirsty and I had visited these places in NSW previously but given that we'd seen them as highlights of mainland Australia and the fact that they are easily accessible from Sydney meant we were more than happy to head back. While the weather ...

Port Stephens - Hunter Valley - Katoomba, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Port Stephens - Hunter Valley - Katoomba

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... ve heard the phrase "second last" used) stop at the Blue Mountains, we allowed ourselves to be diverted through one of Australia's premier wine-growing regions - the Hunter Valley. I doubt whether even the local tourist board has an idea of the quantity ...

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