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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains November 15th 2012

Today, i had planned a full day's walking in the Blue Mountains. i had to move rooms today so had to pack before I left meaning I was a little later leaving than i thought I would be. Checked out the travel options for tomorrow to Byron Bay before boarding a train to Katoomba and the Blue Mountains. The train seats were brilliant, the back support flips so you can face either direction or create pods of seats!! Genius, would never work in the UK! Commuters are too up tight! The blue mountains views were spectacular and the bush walking energetic. My legs creaked as they remembered last months trials up to matchu picchu!!! But they powered through and I managed to cover most of the walks and lookout points around the national park peaks including ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains October 4th 2012

Tonight ends our time in the Blue Mountains and it has been enjoyable. The only downside with this house sit was Gordy the cat forgetting where it was acceptable to go to the toilet while he was inside one night; other than that he was the perfect gentleman and provided us with a bit of company. The highlight for me was taking two day trips on the train into Sydney (my first time!). On the first day we caught the train to Circular Quay and took in the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. I was surprised at how impressed I was with the Harbour Bridge, it was simply stunning. We then took a ferry over to Manly and we both loved the area, the beach was beautiful and there were some lovely coffee shops dotted ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains September 20th 2012

Blue Mountains National Park... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains September 19th 2012

Snaps from Katoomba... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains August 28th 2012

Wo- no not good enough, amaz- no still not there, simply phenomenal-take our breath away- rendered utterly speechless- yes that is our view of the Blue Mountains. A two hour retreat from Sydney and you could be anywhere, but no you couldn't with everything we have seen of Australia thus far, it could only be here. We are going to keep this relatively short but sweet, just like our trip here. The worst part- leaving after one night, although eleven hours of bush trekking and our dogs are more than barking- speaking of which we definitely had a near miss! Our hostel was quite simply the best we had been in, a quad room but only us two, a heater so Lauren could get warm plus a fire with huge wooden table and chairs and a ... read more
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Ben scared over the cliffs

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains July 29th 2012

Firstly, apologies for not writing for so long! The main reason being, that after a couple of weeks spent being a tourist in Oz, inevitably meant that my funds were dwindling somewhat and therefore I took the decision to try and find work in Sydney for a few weeks to help me on my way. So unfortunately, as you will see from my distinct lack of photos these past two months, there's not an awful lot to report! However I will fill you in anyway on my life so far Down Under... So, after returning to Sydney from Melbourne, I'm greeted by another weekend of carnage including an Aussie "barbie" at Scott's house that didn't really involve any food, just a whole load of booze, a hot tub and a very messy ending, I decide I ... read more
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Me & The Boys
Tortose & Joel (in his typical photo pose)

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains June 24th 2012

Our first outing in George was to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. After driving through the darkness for an hour and a half we arrived to find nothing open in this little town except for Dominos Pizza so we stopped off at a Motel nearby. Unfortunately it was sandwiched between a road and a train line giving us a less than restful night. Taking advantage of another beautiful sunny day we drove down a tourist trail to explore our new surroundings. Our first sighting of the Blue Mountains was breathtaking, nothing but mountains and rainforest for mile after mile. Along the trail we visited a place called Scenic World. Here we rode on the worlds steepest railway, which is almost vertical through a natural tunnel in the rocks, viewed Katoomba Falls from the Skyway (a cable ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains May 19th 2012

We went to the Blue Mountains after 3 very long days of driving!! 8 hours a day and still being so far from our destination we realised just how HUGE Australia is! It was beautiful scenery in Katoomba but a bit too touristy. We went to Scenic World and got to go down into the valley and walk through the forest, getting a cable car back up and another one across the gorge to see McKenzie falls and the Three Sisters. We also went on a walk down the Giant Stairway to get up close to the Three Sisters, it was a really good day. In the evening time we went down to our local bottle shop and purchased a few bottles of wine and gloves to keep us warm in the van.... read more
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We thought we were near home!
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains April 29th 2012

Samedi matin on part tôt du camping, sans visiter le parc. On longe la côte, on prend la Grand Pacific Drive au lieu de prendre la Princes Highway, plus rapide. Mais en réalité c'est pas terrible comme route, seuls quelques villes offrent des vues intéressantes. Arrêt rapide à Wollongong, pour voir le phare qui date de 1872 et le bord de mer, ainsi qu'au Sea Cliff Bridge, pont construit en 2005 au-dessus de la mer et à côté des falaises. On continue toujours plus au nord et cette fois on prend l'autoroute pour accéder au Bulli Lookout, point de vue très en hauteur sur la South coast. On fait un petit crochet pour aller voir un temple hindu, splendide. C'est une première pour nous qui n'avons jamais voyagé en Asie, on se déchausse et on pénètre ... read more
Point de vue de Bulli lookout
Sea cliff bridge
Temple Hindu




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