The Blue Mountains

From December 18th to 20th, we went to the Blue Mountains, located around 100 kilometres west from Sydney.

Our campsite was very well located and we were able to go see the Katoomba Falls and the ‘Three Sisters’ during a walk of one hour and a half.
It was nice, but not really impressive, we were a little bit disappointed.

We had a lovely surprise and had to share our meal…

The next day, we went to the Jenolan Caves, a one hour and a half drive from there.

We heard that there was a free cave (the paying ones were from 32$ to 45$…) but unfortunately, at the information office, we were told that this ‘free’ cave visit was only offered if we took a paying visit. So we gave up on this idea.

Therefore, we went for a walk around the ‘Blue Lake’. It was very nice, and we were able to see a lot of little lizard buddies.

Then, we followed the ‘McKeowns Valley Track’ which starts at the ‘Devils Coach House’ during 2 hours. We saw beautiful landscapes and some other lizard friends, but also one short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), two wallaroos (middle-sized kangaroo, too tall to be a wallaby) and Crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans). In the end, we were very happy to have ‘missed’ the free cave.

After that, we ate before taking the road again. Fun fact: we ran into a Swiss couple with whom we discussed near Towsville and in Airlie Beach, more than one month later!

Special wink to Raymond and Geneviève (Jérémy’s great-uncle and great-aunt), here are two signs that we saw in the Blue Mountains…

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