It’s no wonder that the World Heritage Blue Mountains have long been a favourite summer escape for Sydneysiders, coasties and international tourists alike. From the breathtaking lookouts of scenic world to the depths of Jenolan Caves, our travellers explored all the wonders the Blue Mountains had to offer.
After checking into our accommodation, the group made tracks to Echo Point to see the iconic Three Sisters and to get the lay of the land.
Our first full day saw us visit Jenolan Caves, an experience Trusted Travel found both fun and educational. As we trekked down into the caves, our guide told us fascinating stories of the cave’s history including Dreaming stories of the Gundungurra People and tales of early European exploration. Our brave adventurers decided to take a challenging side route deep into the underworld, eventually coming across the milky, blue waters of the underground River Styx. On the way back to Katoomba we grabbed an awesome bite with a view at the Hampton Halfway Hotel, a regular stopping off point on Trusted Travel’s Blue Mountains adventures.
If the caves weren’t adventurous enough, the next day we went indoor skydiving at iFly in Penrith! Everyone got to test their flying ability numerous times with much encouragement and cheering from their fellow travellers. The staff at iFly were wonderful coaches and we all got a flight certificate at the end to take home and show off to our friends and families. After our flights, we headed to the hills for a short walk to Red Hands Cave in the Glenbrook National Park to see 1600-year-old Indigenous cave art.
On the final day we rounded the trip off by visiting one of the true jewels of the Blue Mountains. Scenic World in Katoomba offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth. We rode the scenic cableway way to take in views of Katoomba Falls, some of our daring travellers choosing to spend the entire ride looking down on the treetops through the glass floor. 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.
It was a wonderfully trip enjoyed thoroughly by our travellers and staff alike. New experiences were had and new friends were made. That’s the Trusted Travel way!