The Blue Mountains, Australia
We had an absolutely amazing time in the blue mountains, we had been looking forward to it for a long time and it did not disappoint! While we were there we took some time to disconnect from social media and spent time reconnecting with nature, most of our time there was spent sat around the campfire or exploring the local area.
While a lot of people go to the blue mountains not a lot of people stay for more than one day, we think that’s such a shame because there is so much to see. There are a few hostels in the area although we didn’t stay at any ourselves they have reviews and seem like a great base for any adventure!
We stayed in our car when we were there and had an absolute blast, if you want to see how we camp in our car then head over to youtube we will be uploading a video soon to show you how we did it! There are a few free campsites in the area, which makes the Blue Mountains very affordable. The campsites are wonderful and have such a great atmosphere. We spent many a night sat around the campfire singing songs and playing guitar, it’s the ultimate camping experience.
What to do in the Blue Mountains
One of the most famous spots is the three sisters which is a unique rock formation which according to aboriginal legend are three sisters who were turned to stone in order to protect them. The lookout there is sooooooo busy and you might even have to queue to get a picture! Normally tourists come in by the busload so make sure you stick around long enough to get a good snap of you with the three sisters. Busy or not it’s a fantastic place to go, while you’re there make sure you head down the giant’s staircase for some seriously cool shots of the three sisters!
Pulpit rock was our favourite spot in the Blue Mountains, we were the only ones there to take in the view which was crazy! We can’t believe that it’s not a more popular location as the views were breath taking, there were staircases that gave you views of the whole valley, you could see for miles. Be warned it’s not for those of you with a fear of heights, haha!
If you enjoy hiking there are heaps of hikes to chose from, before you head up to the campsites make sure you stop off at the tourist information centre as they will help you to work out a plan for your time there. They helped us to figure out what we wanted to do/had time to do and gave us the best route to make sure we fitted it all in! There are so many hike but some of the best include:
- Six Foot Track
- Grand Canyon Track
- Greater Blue Mountains Drive Glenbrook Discovery Trail
- Blue Mountains Walking Tracks Blackheath
- National Pass
- Kanangra Walls to Katoomba
We headed to Wentworth falls before the day left the blue mountains as it is a bit further out than the rest of the places. The carpark was jam packed, and rightly so. The waterfall is on a hike and there are lots of different lengths and difficulties available. You can go for a one hour return walk to a 6 hour hike! We chose somewhere in between and went on the … hike which was about 2 hours return. The hike took us through the rainforest, over the top of a waterfall and down the side of the mountain before arriving at a lookout with an amazing view of the waterfall it’s self. It was one of our favourite hikes we’ve done the whole time we were in Australia.
I’m sure there will be something that I’ve missed, but the most important thing is that you go and connect with nature, it’s the perfect place to take time out and relax! Make sure you pack your guitar and some hot chocolate and you’ll be set for the best time ever.
So there you have it. Your full and complete guide to the blue mountains and all the things you can get up to, so what are you waiting for… get booking!
Kay and Dom
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