The Blue Mountains are one of the key features of Sydney. There are many stories behind the formation of these Blue Mountains. And locals believe in all those stories. Three sisters is one of the stories. I will talk later about those stories, but before that I would like to talk about points of interest at blue mountains, must visit places, things to do and so and so.
Blue Mountains is around 2 hours drive from Sydney City. The options are- (1) Rent a car and drive, follow the navigation. (2) Book a car along with driving and who can be your tour guide (3) option which I choose, book a tour with any tour company. Which includes pickup from selected points, guided tour, Morning snacks etc.
We booked the tour with Viator, and ours was the first pickup at 7:20 AM and last pickup was at 8:30 AM. We reached the Blue Mountains around 11 AM as we stopped at the River side for snacks. As I said above, it was a guided tour and our driver cum tour guide was telling all the famous stories about the Blue Mountains. The one hour cruise was also included in this tour. It was a good and comfortable cruise and as the sun was setting at that time, the colorful clouds were the everyone’s attraction.
TOUR PACKAGE DETAILS: We had booked our tour with Viator. They have many types of tour for Blue Mountains. We had booked day tour and they charged 164 AUD per person. Which includes- Hotel Pickup (selected hotels), Morning Tea, Small Bus, Tour guide cum driver, Nepean River Side visit, Blue Mountains, Three sisters. You have to pay extra for cable car and tram ride.
Our first stop at the Nepean River for morning tea/juice and some snacks. Also, the point of money collection is for those who have not paid online. And we were one of those :). Nepean river is a beautiful site for camping. The beautiful plain and green field with some shades, benches with chairs, play area for small kids and a comfort rooms facility. We reached Nepean river at 10:30 am and few people were already there, arranging their tents and starting cooking their meals.
We reached Kings Tableland at 11:30 am. A beautiful breathtaking view of the Blue Mountains amazed all the tour members. The wind was very cold and fast, which was stopping us from going near the edge. Our Guide also demonstrated colorful rocks. And he told us that they use these rocks for painting.
THREE SISTERS ROCK FORMATION
Our next stop was at the Three sisters rock formation. There are three slim rocks one after another, which is famous as Three sisters. It is the story of three sisters and their father. The father turned his daughters into rocks to save them from evils.The beautiful view from the top and walk options also available to the Three sisters rock formation.
WENT-WORTH FALLS AND FEATHERDALE WILD LIFE PARK
The view of Went-worth falls available when you are traveling via cable car. The expense of the cable area is to be borne by the individual, as it is not included in the tour package. After crossing the Wentworth falls, we reached featherdale wildlife park. It was a beautiful forest walk till the SCENIC RAILWAY. The steepest railway in the world. I was very scared during my 3 minutes journey on the Scenic Railway. I really said thanks to god when it stopped at the station. 🙂
The other places where we stopped were KATOOMBA FALLS National park and LEURA. Leura village is full of mini cafes and restaurants. The tour guide will tell you about a few famous cafes for lunch. Also, souvenir can be brought from Leura village,
En-route home pass by Homebush Bay, which was home to the 2000 Olympic Games.
Our bus journey ends at Parramatta River bay, from where we board the cruise back to Circular Quay.