On our final day in Sydney we decided to take a day trip out to the Blue Mountains! The Blue Mountains are a gorgeous mountain range about 90 minutes outside of Sydney and unfortunately the day we decided to go it was raining in the early morning so we didn’t get out of the city until around noon. It was windy and sprinkling on and off by the time we arrived but that didn’t stop us from marveling at THOSE VIEWS.
There are a number of different paths you can take once you’re at the Blue Mountains and we decided to do two of the main ones. One goes right from the main lookout toward the waterfalls and one goes left toward the Three Sisters (the three giant rock formations). I typically don’t do well with heights and there was a point where we had to cross this teeny tiny bridge and I was 74% sure I was going to die but I MADE IT and that was a huge accomplishment for me.
I was especially obsessed with the incredible natural colors found in the rock from the mountains that has been there for thousands of years. (As evidenced by the 20 photos of rock on my camera but I narrowed it down to just a few for this post. You’re welcome.)
There are a few little towns surrounding the Blue Mountains and the one we decided to stop at on the way home was called Katoomba. We wandered down the main drag for about an hour after our hike and popped into a few antique stores. I recently started collecting antique beauty accessories (perfume bottles, mirrors, compacts) and found the most gorgeous 1930s gold compact at Macarthur’s Arcade that I am so excited to add to my collection as a small memory from our trip.
For more information about the history of the Blue Mountains click here.