04.01.2009 - 04.01.2009 32 °C
4th January 2009
I'm such an intrepid explorer that today I'm up at 7am so I can get into Central and onto the 8.18am train to Katoomba (gateway to the Blue Mountains for those not in the know!). I get myself a seat just in time before the train packs out which, being a two hour journey, I wouldn't be so happy about standing all the way for!
Being such a tourist centre, Katoomba has its own hop on hop off bus too which is included in the price of my train ticket (double prizes!). The pocket guide that you're given is realy hepful telling you exactly what you should do based upon the amount of time you have in your schedule.
I figure I should head to the Katoomba Cascades, Baggie bird in tow and then onto Scenic World which incorporates a cabe car, railway and walk into your Blue Mountains experience.
Who'd have thought it - the Blue Mountains are actually blue!! All to do with the eucalyptus oil apparently.
I spend lots of the day walking, taking in the views, but its a baking hot day so call it quits and jump on the 4.25pm train - they only go every hour which I think is the most insane thing ever. Trying to get on is akin to getting on the central line at Bank station in London at 5.30pm!
Oh I'm in need of a nice glass of wine when I get back! Sparkling Shirley Shiraz - such a great idea!!