Thursday, March 11, 2021

Scenic World

 Panoramic views of the world heritage listed Blue Mountains.

For Christmas my sister-in-law and I followed our new tradition of gifting the extended family an experience. Previously we've given jet boating in Sydney Harbour and zip-lining on Jamberoo Mountain, and this year it was Scenic World passes in the Blue Mountains.

Last weekend, twenty of us drove in convoy from Canberra to the Blue Mountains where we spent a long weekend taking in the many sights the area has on offer. 

The Scenic World option is a unique nature-based experience and a great way to get a snapshot view of the incredible Blue Mountains landscape. It was established in 1945 by Harry Hammon who transformed a former coal mine into a tourist attraction by converting old coal mining tracks into a scenic railway, which is still regarded as the world's steepest passenger train today.

Now boasting the Scenic Skyway cable car, the Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway and the Scenic Walkway, you can see why Scenic World has become a Blue Mountains fan favourite. 

Scenic Skyway

The Skyway allows you to take in panoramic views of the Blue Mountains via a return trip between clifftops. The glass bottom floor is a thrill for adventure seekers giving you a birds eye view of the forest below. 

Scenic Railway

While not quite rollercoaster speed, the Scenic Railway still sends your heart aflutter as it races down the mountain through the trees, into a tunnel and back into the light of day into the Jamison Valley.

Scenic Walkway

This gentle walk along a boardwalk allows people of all ages and fitness levels to wander through the valley and get a good feel for what the Aussie bush is like. Surrounded by iconic Australian flora and the calls of bush birds, this well maintained track gives a great insight into the area's coal mining history. 

Scenic Cableway

One you've finished exploring the valley, you can head back up to where you started via the cableway which skims the treetops, glides past sandstone cliffs, Orphan Rock and The Three Sisters, as you climb back to the clifftops where you can enjoy a coffee and a snack with million dollar views.

The best part about the entire Scenic World experience is that it's affordable.

Due to COVID some modifications have been made to the Scenic World experience. To plan your visit head to the Scenic World website.

Scenic World is a 3.5 hour trip by car from Canberra or 1.5 hours from the Sydney CBD. It is situated in Katoomba NSW. 

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  1. I have always wanted to go to the Blue Mountains. Fantastic pictures - I can actually see everything that I've not seen well when I have searched this destination online! The see-through floor looks amazing.
    Will have to pop back later to check out the links.

  2. I've been watching your photos go online for this and what a great trip it looks like- very scenic.

  3. Oh I love the Blue Mountains and haven't been there for years - must do another trip. I have to say though that the Scenic Railway is quite terrifying if you sit in the front row going down - as I did and made my small children do many moons ago. I think they're still scarred!

  4. Hi Leanne - this brought back fond memories of our trip to the Blue Mountains - and the scenic train ride and all the beauty of the area. Thanks for the happy reminder.

  5. That sounds like such a fun outing; though I am not really a fan of heights!

  6. I can't believe we never did this in all our trips to the Blue Mountains. Fabulous images & looks like a great day out.

  7. Wow, so very beautiful. Very nice. I want to go there-lol. Thanks for sharing this.


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