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16 March 2023

With our Blue Suede Shoes on – we were more than ready and excited to be heading to the beautiful Blue Mountains for the annual Elvis Festival.  

At Trusted Travel, we like to roll in style! Our holiday accommodation for 4 nights was the award-winning Fairmont Resort, set on the edge of the dramatic Jamison Valley – incredible scenery and facilities. They put on, the most decadent buffet breakfast every morning.  

To get a feel of Katoomba, our first stop was Echo Point where we took in a magnificent view of The Three Sisters – which stands proudly in the land of the Gundungurra and Darug People. We were all blown away, with the beauty of this World Heritage Area.  

In the afternoon, it was time to grab, our VIP passes and go “shake, rattle and roll” at the opening show at the Katoomba RSL. This show was a spectacular start to a line-up of many concerts all weekend. Over the weekend, we got ” all Shook Up” and danced away to the talented Elvis’s – Jonny Lee Memphis, Paul & Anthony Fenech, Mark Andrew, Brendon Chase, Stuey Vieyra and Mark Birse. Yes, there really was, that many Elvis’ and we kept going back for more and more.  

Some travellers got a special serenade from Elvis and one lucky Lady got a kiss on the cheek – Ooh la la! We had a fantastic group photo taken with All the performers and were even all given a scarf – very Elvis style.  

In between the many shows, we also did some sightseeing. Some of our daredevil adventurers chose to go to Scenic World which offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth. We rode the scenic cableway way to take in views of Katoomba Falls, and then it was time for the world-famous scenic railway. We caught “the world’s steepest railway” to the floor of the Jamison Valley and rode the cable car back to the Scenic World summit station. The experience and scenery was a real highlight.  

While some travellers were at Scenic World, the other dancing queens went to Evans Lookout, which offers breathtaking views towards Grose Valley. Just Beautiful! We also dropped in, at the historical Hydro Majestic which was built in 1903 and could make a case for being Australia’s most iconic hotel. 

Our final show on Sunday arvo was spectacular – and in true Elvis style – we finished with “A Little Less Conversation, A little More Action” – dancing action that is!  

Sadly, Elvis left the building, and our long weekend together came to an end. It was a trip enjoyed thoroughly by our travellers and staff alike. New experiences, lots of dancing and new friends were made. That’s the Trusted Travel way! 

Thank ya, Thank ya very much (with an Elvis accent)