CJ and Bexta take on the world 2004/05 travel blog

Govett's Leap in the blue mountains - not a bad view!

CJ enjoying the view of the Three Sisters

This view is what we saw as we took a cliff walk...

A view that we won't be forgetting in a hurry - near...

Claire having a go at rockclimbing - can I really get my...

Whatever you do don't look down CJ!!

CJ getting withdrawal symptoms!!

Our first wild kangaroos - aren't they cute!

Our first wild wombat!

At last, my first experience with a Koala!! They are so cute...

Staligtites at the Jenolan Caves

Deep in the midst of a forest in the valleys of the...

Jelly Bean Pool, Glenbrook where we stopped off for lunch on the...


We arrived at Katoomba which is in the heart of the Blue Mountains and about 2 hours from Sydney, in our shorts and t-shirts, having just left a city that was about 30', only to find that we didn't have enough clothes with us, up in the mountains it certainly does get a bit chilly!!!

Our first proper view of the mountains was along a cliff top walk that ended up at the 3 Sisters which is famous landmark in the Blue Mountains with an aboriginal story behind it.

With only a few days there, we had a lot to cover including a few tours and outdoor activities that we soon signed up for - Bexta went off and explored the Jenolan Caves which were stunning and her first experience of caves. CJ in the meantime signed up for a rock climbing course which was extremely challenging and frightening (and probably the most scariest thing I've ever done and that is coming from a girl that has jumped out of planes!!). On our last day, fully into the spirit of the great outdoors, we both took part in a morning of abseiling followed by a few hours of canyoning. Anyone that doesn't know what canyoning is, it involves jumping into rock pools, climbing through canyons, and finally abseiling down a 30m waterfall!! And all this in water that was absolutely freezing!!! A very memorable and unforgettable experience though (Bexta is still having nightmares now!!!).

Whilst in the Blue Mountains we also visited Glenbrook on the way back to Sydney where we stopped off at a nice spot in the National Park for lunch called Jelly Bean Pool. We had hoped to see some wild kangaroos but unfortunately they were all asleep. Bexta did however catch sight of some wild kangaroos, and wombats on her trip to the caves, but we then got to see them again, up close and personal as well at Featherdale Wildlife Park!!

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