Blue Mountains


Everyone told us we HAD to visit the Blue Mountains and we almost didn’t make it as we packed so much into our trip but on our last day in Australia we made the two hour trip and I’m so glad we did!

We chose a bushwalk round Wentworth Falls, got on our trainers and backpacks, stocked up on water, sun cream and mozzie spray and went for a two hour walk on the mountain. We were met with the most breathtaking views, it was absolutely stunning.

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There are tons of walks to choose from ranging in difficulty and time, I’d have loved to do the five hour walk out to the falls but with four kids in 30 degree heat we decided it probably wasn’t wise.

Apparently at the weekends it gets really busy in the Blue Mountains so we went on a Monday and it was quiet, we saw very few people in the bush and it was just a brilliant day out.

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We packed a picnic and so stopped for lunch and refilled the water bottles, it’s easy to see how people end up dying in the bush. With the heat and exertion you can so easily get dehydrated. Which is why you definitely shouldn’t stray down closed paths or eat the local bushtucker…

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Though it was quite tiring for the kids, they really enjoyed it. They were climbing rocks and looking out for snakes and spiders.

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From there we went to the town of Leura, a beautiful little town filled with little art shops. We all did a bit of shopping, we especially loved The Nook a “collective marketplace showcasing local artisans” – a gorgeous shop filled with an array of arts all made by people within the Blue Mountains region. Definitely worth a look if your nearby!

Next we went to the Three Sisters, unfortunately the weather turned and it was foggy and rainy. The walk down to the Three Sisters was closed due to a landslide so we looked out from the viewpoint.

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Another amazing day in Australia! We love the coast but it was great to come inland and see what else the place has to offer, we loved the Blue Mountains and would visit again and recommend it to you.

Sam x

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