Bush walking in the Blue Mountains
Trip Start Oct 03, 2010
77Trip End Sep 06, 2011
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The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage site stretching over one million hectares. It is a mix of rainforest, blue-hazed valleys, golden sandstone, canyons, tall forests and windswept heathlands. It is well knoown for it's bush walking and inspiring scenery.
It took us a while to get to the BM but when we did we were met with fantastic views (see pics). Firstly we headed to the information centre and asked for information about the area and camping.We were given three choices and ended up heading for a place near Blackheath called Perry's look down
When we arrived it was like we were in the middle of nowhere. We had become acustomed to basic toilets in Nz and had not been let down in Oz. A hole in the ground and plenty of flies! The campsite was very basic but it was lovely getting out of the husstle and bustle of Sydney.
While there we met a Dutch girl called Gea who was spending 10 months traveling around Oz. We arranged to do a 5 hour walk down Blue Gum Forest the following morning. This bush walk was clasified as hard and it did not let us down. It was a steep walk down to the river at the bottom which took about 2 hours with beautiful views over the Blue Mountains. However when you go down you always have to go up!
After spending two nights at Perry's look down we headed to Wentworth Falls. In the carpark to the walking tracks we bumped into Jez who we met in Sydney. He was out walking with some friends. It's a small place! Wentworth falls was lovely with some cracking scenic views. We ended up walking for about 3 hours before heading to our rest station for the night.
In total we spent 4 nights in the Blue Mountains and loved it. We then headed towards some of Sydney's northern beaches to explore.