Blue Mountains (February 2019)

The weather was right – 22 degrees and sunny – so Trevor and I headed west out of Sydney and into the iconic, heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park to walk the Grand Staircase / Federal Pass / Furber Steps walk.

Starting at Katoomba Falls we walked along a section of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Echo Point, then down – straight down, for nearly 1000 knee-shaking steps – the Grand Staircase directly beneath the famous Three Sisters rock formation and through the Jamsion Valley – Federal Pass – and back up to the top via the Furber Steps, that ascend in the shadows of Katoomba Falls. Just over 6.5km all together, with lots and lots and lots of steps. The vertical rise and fall in this walk makes it a pretty strenuous walk.

We finished the day with a short walk at Cahill’s Lookout, where there are spectacular views of Boar’s Head (a very popular rock climbing location), Narrowneck and the vast Megalong Valley.

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On the Prince Henry Cliff Walk between Scenic World & Echo Point
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Echo Point: ground zero for tourists in the Blue Mountains
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Yours truly taking a photo of the perfect morning
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Traversing the Dardanelles Pass
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Walking up the Furber Steps, looking across to the Three Sisters
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The base of Katoomba Falls

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Watching the Skyway cross the Jamison Valley
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Katoomba Falls
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The Megalong Valley from Cahill’s Lookout
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Boar’s Head
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Narrowneck and the Megalong Valley (and me!)
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Boar’s Head, Narrowneck and Cahill’s Lookout

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