Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sydney - Day 3 The Blue Mountains

We took a 2 hour train ride to The Blue Mountains while Chris's parents did some more exploring around Sydney.  We bought passes for the Blue Mountain Explorer bus that makes a loop through the little towns and Scenic World.  So our first stop was Scenic World which has gondolas across the  Jamison Valley with gorgeous views of Katoomba Falls and Three Sisters.  When we arrived there was fog over the trees but it turned into a nice sunny day.  They have the steepest railway in the world - a 52 degree incline - to get you to the boardwalk through the rainforest.  Before we left, we rode that down and then ran around to ride it up again... with the incline at 64 degrees.

 Riding the train

 Glass bottom gondola - Scenic Skyway

Three Sisters - Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo

Jamison Valley

Scenic Railway

Replica of the original railway

Pretending to push a coal car

Old Coal Mine entrance

Scenic Walkway

 A tree that was burnt out by one of the fires

Three Sisters

Katoomba Falls

One more time?

Emilia wearing her new favorite sweatshirt.

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