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Day 182 Sydney, Australia

Wednesday 7th December 2005

sunny 35 °C

The alarm goes off at 6am and all I want to do is stay in bed although we have to get up as we have paid for our trip to the Blue Mountains today.
The coach driver picks us up at 7.30am and he turns out to be a great laugh although after talking to him along the way I think hes glad to see us as the rest of the party is full of people that hardly speak or understand English. First we head over to Sydney Olympic Park for a look around and it feels like a ghost town. Theres this massive park with all these stadiums around which was built especially for the Olympics and theres no one around at all, it all seems like a total waste of money and space to me.
After that we then drive down to Blue Mountains National Park where we get to see wild kangaroos and their babies running around which was something I wasn’t expecting to see although it was a great feeling. Next up we then went over to see the Blue Mountains although they isn’t actually any mountains but what you see instead is still worthwhile. Basically it’s abit of a rocky area but mainly forestry and with the heat and eucalyptus this is where you get a blue coloured haze from in the distance. After lunch we then drove over to a different area of the park where we got to see the 3 sisters and then went out on a fairly strenuous walk around the park where at the bottom of this steep hill we got to see the Worlds Steepest Train Ride. You had 3 options to get back to the top which were either, via the train, via a cable car or walking back. Alex and myself decided to walk back and even though it only took around 30 minutes it was still one hell of a steep climb to get back up.
At the top of the climb we had to wait around for about 40 minutes while we tried to locate some guy who managed to get lost along the way, the stupid thing being this imbecile was actually pissing about while the coach driver gave us directions on the correct way to go, typical of him to be the one to get lost. Eventually we tracked him down and then it was time to head back to the hostel and the long trip was actually a good laugh as Alex and myself spent it having a good laugh and joke with the 2 Italian woman on the bus.

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Kangaroo at Blue Mountains National Park

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Kangaroo at Blue Mountains National Park

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Blue Mountains

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Blue Mountains

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Waterfall at Blue Mountains National Park

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Three Sisters at Blue Mountains

Posted by Reece Sanford 10:52 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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