Blue Mountains Ruined Castle Walk (May 2010)

How many times have you stood at the amazing Echo Point look-out – with the iconic Three Sisters to your left and the Scenic World attractions off to the right – and stared across the vast valley at the imposing form of Mt Solitary and the small collection of stacked rocks just to the right? Those rocks are Ruined Castle, our destination on a gorgeous Mothers Day weekend Saturday.

The pictures tell the story, but I can’t recommend this walk enough. So beautiful.

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Katoomba Falls
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Scenic World Skyway and the Three Sisters
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Three Sisters & Mt Solitary.
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Iconic.

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On the Scenic Railway down to the start of the walk.
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Dad and I on the trail.
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Yours truly climbing up to the Ruined Castle.
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The summit.
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Look at that view — across the ridge to Mt Solitary.
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Stunning.
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Dad and I on the climb.
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At the top.
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Dad’s made it.
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Coming back down.
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Steep hard climb — but well worth it!
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Peak Australia.
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One day I’ll walk all the way to Mt Solitary.
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The Scenic World cable car coming up from the valley.

 


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