Backpacking in Australia: Exploring Leura and The Everglades

Leura is another of the villages in the Blue Mountains. It has a train station of its own, a main street and is a main entry area into the Jamison Valley region of the Blue Mountains. Its hardly well known, but it was one of those on the list whilst staying in Katoomba. Katoomba is the Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Exploring Leura and The Everglades[…]

Leura Cascades, Bridal Veil Falls, Lyre Bird Dell, Pool of Siloam, Golden Stairs

The village of Leura is the next stop down from Katoomba, our base while trekking the Blue Mountains. We visited Leura twice, once just to walk around the town and a dubious area called “the everglades”, and on this occasion we did the treks round Leura, which included a few waterfalls, many hikes and some Read more about Leura Cascades, Bridal Veil Falls, Lyre Bird Dell, Pool of Siloam, Golden Stairs[…]

Backpacking in Australia: The Golden Stairs, Blue Mountains

The Golden Stairs get the honour of being in my first blog post of this new decade. The Golden Stairs were first mentioned by Martine to Dan and I in the pub one night in Katoomba. It sounded interesting, and the very next day we walked past the entrance/bottom part of The Golden Stairs, on route Read more about Backpacking in Australia: The Golden Stairs, Blue Mountains[…]

Backpacking in Australia: Touring Katoomba, Three Sisters, Echo Point

Katoomba itself is a bit special. Situated 3,336 feet above sea level, it appears to be the largest settlement in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. I’d never heard of it until I arrived in Australia. It was mentioned in passing a few times as part of Blue Mountains trips which were organised by our Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Touring Katoomba, Three Sisters, Echo Point[…]

The World’s Steepest Railway Line, Katoomba, Australia

If you were asked where the world’s steepest railway line was, you’d probably think it was in some mountain range in America, or even mid Europe. You’d be wrong. It’s in Katoomba, a small village in the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales. Right here in Australia. It only has two stops, two stations: the Read more about The World’s Steepest Railway Line, Katoomba, Australia[…]

Hotel Gearin, Free Art Gallery, The Edge

** Please note that a video of the pool we played on this evening WAS MADE. But I no longer own the rights for that video and have removed it. Yes, it’s sad to delete memories from our lives on any blogs and this is the first time I’ve had to do it, but please Read more about Hotel Gearin, Free Art Gallery, The Edge[…]

Philadelphia Grand Jury Live in Katoomba

Live music often helps you have a good night – but this was an unexpected rock gig in the middle of The Blue Mountains – one that we didn’t even know about as we paid to get in. We were staying in Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains Central Backpackers and had been out one night Read more about Philadelphia Grand Jury Live in Katoomba[…]

Witches Leap, Landslide, The Ruined Castle

While in The Blue Mountains, and in particular the Jamison Valley region, we wanted to do every trek we could in the timescale. The two furthest away and toughest treks were to the “Ruined Castle” and “Mount Solitary.” Both were basically day treks, starting off from Katoomba. We decided we would rather see the Castle, Read more about Witches Leap, Landslide, The Ruined Castle[…]

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