Blue Mountains National Park Off The Beaten Path

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    Ruined Castle Track

    by martin_nl Written Dec 2, 2003

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    On the Ruined Castle Track

    The Ruined Castle Track is a 6 hour walk. Normally you have to go down the Staircase right next to the Three Sisters, but this staircase was closed down. Because of the heavy rainfall last winter a part of it slipped away, so it is now closed for maintenace so to say.

    Anyway we had to take the Furber Steps down, and then a part through the woods, till we reached some boulders. We had to climb over those and then continue further. Almost at the end of the track before you reach the ruined castle there's a very steep part and than a few minutes further you're there. The Ruined Castle. Just like with the Three Sisters it's just a name, and not really a castle, but a big rock formation. You'll have a stunning look from up here.

    Read more about the track in my yet to be build Ruined Castle travelogue.

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    Jenolan Caves

    by scrooge1947 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    inside caves

    This was called "Temple of Baal"
    There are several caves and different packages you can purchase for your siteseeing.
    You can even hold your wedding there , mainly in "the Cathederal Chambers", so if thats you make enquiries, it is a very large underground area.

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    Arriving at the Jenolan Caves

    by scrooge1947 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    Caves House

    This was our first sight as we wound down to the caves, The Caves House , was built over a 30 year period from 1897, and has dinning and bistro available, there is other types of accomodation available in this complex.

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    Descend

    by iandsmith Written Feb 25, 2003

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    What you're missing

    It's not literally "off the beaten path", it's more "get on the beaten path" but away from the publicized tourist haunts. Do go into the valleys if you are able. Remember, it is the people that did this in times past that lobbied for it to become a National Park such as it is today. You'll never really learn to love it looking at the Three Sisters or going on the Skyway. You have to see the birds and streams up close and personal to become as one with the Blue Mountains.
    This is part of the Grand Canyon walk at Blackheath.
    See my travelogue.

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    The leftovers

    by iandsmith Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The rock fall

    In 1929, local coach tours used to take people around to a certain spot. The reason was that the cliff was splitting. Only a little bit at first but the gap widened ever slowly.
    One day the bus came around and, guess what? It wasn't there any more!
    If you go to Narrow Neck, descend the Golden Stairway and turn left at the bottom and walk around to the Scenic Railway for the easy ride back to the top, about half way you will come across what happened to the cliff that fateful night in 1929. Here it is.

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    Blue Mountains...

    by CandS Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    The Three Sisters

    If you are in Sydney, make sure you go out to the Blue Mountains for a look. They are only about an hour from Sydney centre and there's some beautiful views there!!

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    • Mountain Climbing
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    Jenolan Caves

    by scrooge1947 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    no swimming please

    Notice this cave as water, all the caves are at an even temperature, so just normal clothing is required.

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    Just after Caves House

    by scrooge1947 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    quick pic

    Although you were not supposed to stop here when I realised I could not photo this large drive through cave, I jumped out of my car , click and on my way again.

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