Blue Mountains National Park

For our first visit to Sydney and with a 10 month old in tow, we decided to stay local for the vacation portion of this adventure. Nevertheless, we did want to get out of the city for a few adventures, and the first being a overnight trip to The Blue Mountains National Park. We took the train two hours west to the World Heritage area, to the central town of Katoomba, which is in the heart of the main natural attractions.

After checking in to our hotel, we walked over to the park to do some light hiking and exploring. You immediately are faced with stunning panoramas of the Three Sisters at Echo Point Lookout, jaw-dropping sandstone cliffs, expansive eucalyptus forests, waterfalls. The Blue Mountains gained it's name for the natural blue haze created by vast eucalyptus forests releasing tiny droplets of oil that mix with water vapor and sunlight. I don't know about you, but to me, that sounds like vicks vapor rub on steroids.

First time on a train!

The BEST do-it-your-self hot chocolate! 

Blue Mountain Chocolate Co.

After a day of hiking, nothing is better than mulled wine and a killer sunset view...
Plus this kid

such a beautiful sunset

Monday, we woke up early, thanks Grayson, and went to Scenic World before the crowds. Scenic World, takes you down into the canyon via inclined railway or a glass-floored cable car suspended above a steep gorge to experience the rainforest up close in personal. 

inclined railway

The coal mines in the valley

Someone had too much fun today!
Back to Sydney!


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