"Blue Mountains: Scenic Railway" Blue Mountains - Daytrip Tip by xuessium

Blue Mountains - Daytrip, Sydney: 104 reviews and 160 photos

by xuessium

You can't be missing Scenic World when you are in the Blue Mountains. Things have changed so much in between my visits in 1999 and 2004. For one thing, the facade of the place is modernising with time for a more modern "theme-park" look. Another, the old rickety Scenic Skyway was replaced with a newer looking thingagimic. (I was glad I was able to catch a ride on the old dame for a last time)

Take a ride down the steepest incline Railway in the world down into a lush and hidden valley. The 415m descent will lead you through a cliff side tunnel into ancient rainforest. At one point, the gradient is 48 degrees and you will find yourself virtually standing up while you are busy plunging down into the valley.

Once down in the valley, you could choose to do the walks or take the new Scenic Flyway back up. The walks down in the valley are great and cooling. Have a look at the peat rich dark soil and smell the eucalyptus rich air. This is as good as you can get for an initiation to the Blue Mountains.

Admission prices for Scenic Railway:
Adult: A$8 one way; A$16 return
Child: A$4 one way; A$8 return
Family Pass: A$40

Address: Blue Mountains National Park
Directions: Scenic World Blue Mountains
Corner of Violet Street & Cliff Drive
Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia

othercontact: email: info@scenicworld.com.au
Phone: 61-2-47822699
Website: http://bluemountains-tours.com.au/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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