The Blue Mountains
Trip Start Oct 04, 2004
96Trip End Oct 02, 2005
As it was getting on a bit, we stopped off at Blackheath to pick up to some BBQ supplies of steaks, sausages, bacon, alcohol, and Underberg (a herbal spirit to calm Dom's dodgy guts with, and it works), and we headed off to Eagle View. We had to drive along some narrow windy roads to get to this place as it was in the middle of nowhere. Once we arrived though we weren't dissapointed. We had a beautiful dining are and BBQ with views f the valley all around and even an outdoor hot-tub. Our cabins were overlooking a lake, and had in them a sunken bath at the foot of the bed. Very lush. Sarah thought she spotted a wild group of Kangaroo's but we were sure they were just long eared rabbits. We made our way back up to the balcony and cooked dinner, along with our two friend, the dogs of the owners who stayed with us most of the evening. From the balcony though, we did spot Kangaroo's roaming around the cabins. Pretty cool. Maybe they weren't rabbits that Sarah saw after all. That night we saw the stars come out, as the sky was clear, and even saw a thunderstorm in the distance over Sydney. We could see that far. We then took a trip back down the road we came along, with torches in hands spotting wombats, and we found one. It was cowering away from us in a ditch but pretty impressive to see in the dark. We went off to bed about 11am ready for the visit to Katoomba tomorrow
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 then headed off to Scenic world, where we went down the worlds steepest railway, walked around the forest, then came back up in the cable car. We took a trip across the valley on the Skytrain which gave uninterrupted views of teh area. It also had a floor that was made of glass, so you could see down below. It was a little high up....It was then back to wentworth falls to see the actual waterfall, but it turned out to be a trickle as there hadnt been much rain recently. We then headed back home, but not before taking the convertible across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Magnificent!