Blue Mountains: A Whole Other World Just A Train Or A Tour Away

Blue Mountains:

A Whole Other World Just A Train Or A Tour Away

 

The Blue Mountains are a big deal, literally in terms of the 1436 square kilometre area they cover, and in terms of its reputation for natural beauty. The first glimpse of the Three Sisters rock formation will instantly showcase the reason this location is deemed a must see by backpackers the world over.

The Famous Three Sisters

Ever Wonder Why the Blue Mountains Are Called “Blue”?

Encounter Kookaburras

DIY – Cheap & relax

Like in all aspects of travelling there is no right way ‘to do’ the Blue Mountains. Independent spirits or those backpacking on a budget can travel solo on the train from Sydney central to Katoomba (bonus saving option is to go on a Sunday when all travel is $2.60!), the nearest town to the Blue Mountains.

Katoomba itself is worth a look as it is full of cute craft stores, art galleries and fab restaurants where you can spend the money you have saved by taking the train! However as lovely as Katoomba is, the star of the show is certainly the Blue Mountains themselves, there are buses that leave the town every five minutes to take travellers to the first viewpoint, where those travelling on their own can check out the information centre to help decide which route to take, and whether to take the road less travelled or follow the crowds…

If taking the train a must do is to stop off at Wentworth Falls on the way back from Katoomba to Sydney, the Charles Darwin walk is truly glorious and there is nothing better than the opportunity to have a refreshing cool down paddle in natural waterfalls.  The best part of taking the train means being able to take your time, and spending it surrounded by the incredible sights and sounds of nature is surely what travelling is all about!

Take a Tour – Learn more & enjoy the dynamic of a group 

For those travellers who want to dig deeper and see and understand more about this incredible landscape the clear option to experience the Blue Mountains is an organised tour. Coast warriors come highly recommended by travellers and they promise and most importantly deliver on giving travellers an awesome and unforgettable experience.

Admiring The Stunning View

Their tour breaks up the two-hour drive to the Blue Mountains by giving travellers a chance to get to know one of Australia’s’ most iconic and famous inhabitants- the Kangaroo. An encounter that is truly a pinch me I’m in Australia moment!

After getting up close and personal with these very special creatures Coast warriors will take avid travellers to various viewpoints such as James Valley, Three Sisters and the Honeymoon lookout. Although it is easy to get distracted by the incredible sights, Coast warriors also don’t forget that hiking and exploring can be hungry work and provides a free BBQ for their tour groups, and as any traveller worth their salt knows, there is no better meal than a free one!

A Scenic View Waterfall you will get to Visit with Coast Warriors Tour

After getting up close and personal with these very special creatures Coast warriors will take avid travellers to various viewpoints such as James Valley, Three Sisters and the Honeymoon lookout. Although it is easy to get distracted by the incredible sights, Coast warriors also don’t forget that hiking and exploring can be hungry work and provides a free BBQ for their tour groups, and as any traveller worth their salt knows, there is no better meal than a free one!

On a more serious note these tours offer a chance to see a greater area of the landscape and in part their groups with more knowledge of the aboriginal significance of this region. A significance that leads to a better understanding and respect of the magnificence of the mountains.

Coast Warriors Favorite Lookout

Discovering Local Spots

A place to remember!

In my own personal experience these stories have been as everlasting as any Instagram or Facebook post I’ve made of the Blue Mountains and they epitomise the reason why the majority of us travel; to learn, to explore and to understand that there is a world much bigger than ourselves that we are very blessed to be able to discover.

Experience the beauty and wonders of the tropical north, in every way possible. There are plenty of activities you can do in and around Cairns, so make sure to stop by soon. You’d be MAD to miss out, so which one will you do first?

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