Travel Blogs from Katoomba
Unfortunately we have been without Internet again for the last few days so I'm going to compress as much as possible into this entry. If you get bored just skip to the pictures, there's a lot of them this time :) Monday we drove from Gilgandra to Katoomba in the blue mountains. About 350KM south towards Sydney. On the way we had some spare time so …
... where I booked. So lovely a place! The closest one can get to Austrian atmosphere in Australia I think!
We had two rather miserable rainy days, it was wet, cold and depressing ... I hate the mountains when the weather is bad;-) fortunately the landlady lit up the log fire! Dancing flames and welcome heat, I felt better and, yes, this is fall!!
Today it was a perfect day! In the morning I saw blue sky with some little clouds, so I rushed ...
... br> And as a thank you, he showed me his teeth – very funny. The owners were really friendly and told me where to go to see the wallabies when it was dusk – I was determined at this
point to see a wild animal! They were
just up the road – as I soon found out when two jumped in front of my
camper! I could almost see my exorbitant
deposit going down the drain! They were
the first of many animals I saw roaming around on the ...
... world, largest gondola in Australia etc) and had some lunch beofre catching the Syline accross the valley to the Prince Henry cliffs. We walked along the trail to the lookout where we had a great view of Katoomba falls and the Three Sisters along with the Blue Mountains. From here we went to Echo Point for another view then walked the Gaints Stairway (900 steps - steep, down to the bottom of the Jamison Valley). It took us about half an hour and we passed plenty of ...
... perhaps not as most of you would imagine. Most had strange extensions to them that were more commonly seen on an allotment. But for us it was perfect. Hardly a child in sight (school holidays here) no informative posters, no noise, no busybody wanting to know your business, a ten minute walk from the station, PLUS very clean toilets and showers with lashings of hot water. Campsite heaven.
We now start a 3000 km up the coast to cairns.
The Wizened twosome xxx
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Blue Katoomba
A very nice 1920's hotel within walking distance of train station, shopping and blue mountains views and falls. Super nice people who run the hotel. The just took over the place so some restoration is ongoing. Rooms are clean but could use some attention at the ceiling :)
Don't forget to get some cappuccino at the cafe downstairs and admire the pictures on the wall.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.