The Blue Mountains

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Having spent a couple of weeks relaxing I decided it was time we did some bushwalking. We packed our bags and headed to Katoomba an hour and half away from our base, located in the Blue Mountains National Park. We parked the car at our accommodation for the night, pulled on our trainers and headed to the information point at Echo Point to get a walking map. We opted for a hard walk, beginning at Echo Point, the Three Sisters viewing platform, before heading to the Katoomba Falls, down the Furber Steps to the Federal Pass, before climbing the Giant Staircase (900 steps at a near vertical incline) to end. It is recommended that the walk should take four to five hours, we managed to complete it in three including time to take plenty of photos (I went a little photo crazy for this post, hence the gallery below) and luckily we did push ourselves to complete the walk quickly… As we reached the top of the staircase and returned to Echo Point, a huge thunderstorm rolled over the valley straight into Katoomba. Soaked through we checked into our room, showered and changed before heading into the town seeking a schooner of beer and something to eat. We found ourselves at the Old City Bank Bar & Brasserie, where we enjoyed a great dinner, including a starter of kangaroo for Jack. The next morning, calves aching, we had brunch in town before heading back to the Sydney basin.

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