During the Easter long weekend in Sydney we discovered that you can take the train anywhere you want for $2.50 on Sundays – and we decided to use the opportunity to visit the Blue Mountains. The train from Central Sydney took a bit longer than expected – it made many stops – but after about three hours we arrived in Katoomba.
It was sunny but significantly more chilly than in Sydney, and the air was fresh and nice. We walked down from the train station to the viewing platform for the Three Sisters at Echo Point. As you would expect on a Sunday in the Easter long weekend, the place was full of tourists. But the view of the mountains is truly magnificent.
Prince Henry Cliff walk
Mike had originally planned that we would go on a bush walk down into the valley – but the stairs down to the Three Sisters and further down were rammed full of tourists, and the line was barely moving. So instead we took the track to the left, and went on the Prince Henry Cliff walk. This walk was much less crowded, after an hour and past Gordon Falls we almost had it to ourselves.
We went around the cliffs, through the eucalyptus forest from one viewing platform to the next. The mountains really look spectacular from all angles, and you understand why they are called the Blue Mountains. We ended up taking the train back from Leura, tired and satisfied after our first long bush walk.