Sunday, 30 September 2012

Darling Harbour & The Blue Mountains

It was the Labour Day long weekend here and we were looking to see some things before life got serious again. It was also convenient that some friends from our New Zealand bus trip had arrived and the city was offering some fun activities to keep us occupied.
We first went downtown to see Darling Harbour. This area is full of restaurants, clubs, museums and fun parks for kids. We would have gotten more photos but the SD card was left behind for our day time exploring. When we got down to the area we found out that each Saturday night they have a free fireworks show so we made sure to go back that night. The fireworks show was quite entertaining and we even saw some that we hadn’t seen before.

The following day we decided to check out the Blue Mountains. A reasonable 2 hour train trip from the city. Jess saw her first Kangaroo from the train. The mountains are generally always listed on “sites to see” in Sydney and we found them to be breathtaking but crowded with tourists since it was the long weekend.
We were using a generic bus map even though we were on foot...not helpful

We climbed over the safety barrier to see the beautiful Katoomba Falls - 100 Meters tall.

Ties and Jess showing off the Three Sisters.

It was colder than we thought it would be, but climbing some of the pathways got us warm quickly.
It was a long day of walking and climbing. You can see by the picture that the train ride home was quiet and a good opportunity to catch up on some sleep.