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A trip away no longer seems out of reach. As Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for states to open up their borders by July, those bitten by the travel bug will soon have the chance to explore Australia’s own shores as we make it through the other side of a lockdown that has kept us cooped up at home since March.
From Secret Swimming Holes To Lesser-Known Lookouts: Hidden Gems in the Blue Mountains; Rachel Lee; TripZilla
Uncover these secret places and bookmark them for your next trip to Sydney!
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Weather forecast: partly cloudy, daytime temperature of 27°C; overnight temperature of 18°C. Back to the routine of up early, breakfast, then on the bus by 9:00 for a 76km ride west of the city to the Blue Mountains.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a scenic helicopter tour from Sydney. Take in spectacular aerial views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as you fly west to Katoomba and over the Three Sisters. Land at Scenic World, a park in the Blue Mountains offering incredible nature experiences. Here, enjoy an a la carte lunch, ride the Scenic Railway and Scenic Cableway, and stroll along the boardwalks of the Scenic Walkway through the rainforest before returning to Sydney by helicopter.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site covering an area of around 3,861 square miles (10,000 square kilometers), the Blue Mountains region is a popular day-trip destination from Sydney. Featuring tall forests, sandstone cliffs, dramatic canyons, and scenic lookouts and waterfalls, the area is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Basics: Many full-day tours from Sydney include a stop at the Blue Mountains, a popular destination for hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, and mountain biking. Scenic highlights include the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, Jamison Valley, Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, Jenolan Caves, and the cable cars and tramways at Katoomba Scenic World.