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Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Blue Mountains, Australia - World Heritage Site


The Blue Mountains is just 2 hours drive from Sydney and is the perfect getaway from the bustling city to escape into nature. The Three Sisters (http://www.bluemts.com.au/tourist/thingstodo/threesisters/) is Blue Mountains most spectacular landmark and is located at Echo Point, Katoomba. Millions of visitors visit this attraction every year to see this amazing and unusual rock formation based on a Aboriginal legend. 

SCENIC WORLD (www.scenicworld.com.au) is a must visit at Katoomba, Blue Mountains. Take the Scenic Skyway which is suspended 27 metres above the ground to glide between cliff tops and capture 360 degrees breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley and Katoomba Falls. The Scenic Railway inclined at 52 degrees is a thrilling railway ride through a cliff side tunnel, into the beautiful rainforest and emerging onto the Jamison valley floor. There are many other options available so visit their website.



Another interesting place to visit in the Blue Mountains is the Jenola Caves (www.jenolacaves.org.au) which is rated the best tourist attractions. The drive to this area is rather dangerous with narrow winding curves so take extra precautions. Explore 11 spectacular caves with amazing limestone formations and beautiful pure underground rivers. Having the oldest and finest award-winning caves in the World, Jenola Caves is suitable for the young and old. Among all the cave tours, I chose Temple of Baal as it is one of the most beautiful caves often used for weddings. The Tour took 1.5-2 hours and was 365 metres deep. There were a total of 288 steps and The cave features a 9 metres "Angel Wing" shawl which was one of the largest in the World. The cave also had evocative light and sound throughout the entire tour. It was a magical experience! As it is rather cold inside, do bring warm clothing and wear comfortable shoes!


Dinner was booked at Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant (www.echoeshotel.com.au) which was a luxury hotel that was lavishly decorated. The Echoes restaurant was perched on the edge of the cliff and diners can enjoy views of mountains, lush rain forest valleys and cliffs! The restaurant was awarded Regional Restaurant of the year 2012 and they served Australian cuisine made from the freshest ingredients in an opulent, warm and inviting setting. There was also a fireplace to keep diners warm as it gets cold in the night.

We booked a hotel suite at Fairmont Resort Blue Moutains (www.fairmontresort.com.au) and enjoyed a lovely stay at this resort-style hotel. It is extremely huge and even had their own golf course. We also tried the Segway Tours for the very first time and I'm so glad I managed to move across vast strips of grass land smoothly without falling. It is fun suitable for young active people and I will definitely do it again!



♥ Lora Christelle Lim 
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