Blue Mountains

Scenic World

Cost: $39 week day // $43 weekend

Essentials: Walking shoes // Sunscreen // Water // Camera // Packed Lunch // Layers the temperature can change fast

Why: It has be done once. It is the big tourist attraction in the Blue Mountains. You can drive to it or catch the train from Sydney and then its a short bus ride from Katoomba station. There are four activities to explore, the cable cart, railway, sky walk and walkway. We went on a cloudy wet day and still enjoyed all the areas at Scenic World. If you have visitors in Sydney its a great way to do the Blue Mountains in a day.

Three Sisters

Cost: Free

Essentials: Walking shoes // Sunscreen // Water // Camera // Packed Lunch // Layers

Why: The Three Sisters is the rock formation in the Blue Mountains. You can see it from Scenic World. There is a path around the view point. Even on a cloudy day you should be able to get a glimpse as the clouds move.

Mountain Biking

Cost: $88

Essentials: Walking shoes // Sunscreen // Water // Camera // Packed Lunch // Layers

Why: It is a great way to see another side to the Blue Mountains. Sam who owns this company is full of local knowledge on all the tracks he offers. It is fun adrenaline activity going up and down hills. The views of the mountains all around you is spectacular. All abilities can join in on this activity.

Cable Park

Cost: Varies on activity

Time: 1 – 2 hours

Essentials: Walking shoes // Sunscreen // Water // Camera // Packed Lunch //

Why: This is at the Olympic Lakes up near Penrith. It has a cable going around two lakes for people to try wake boarding on. There is also a huge inflatable obstacle course as well. We stopped off on the way up to the Blue Mountains. The wake boarding looks very cool watching the professionals. I had a go at the obstacle course and it was great fun.

Hiking

Cost: Just transport and food

Time: Varies

Essentials: Walking shoes // Sunscreen // Water // Camera // Packed Lunch //

Why: I have done only one walk up in the BM called Grand Canyon. It’s in Black heath and it’s a incredibly pretty walk. It took us 90 mins to complete the loop. You walk down into the canyon around and back up. Over the next few months this section will be growing as we explore more hikes for Base Camp training. Watch this space…