On a sunny Sunday recently, the twin terrors and I headed up for a day trip to the beautiful Blue Mountains. As you can see above, they were dead keen to see the views from busy Echo Point.
A $2 coin gave the kids fantastic views through these binoculars across to the Three Sisters, where they were delighted to see people walking around.
We were heading off for a much more child-friendly walk though, over to Scenic World, to explore the Scenic Walkway.
The Scenic Walkway
This is an elevated boardwalk, that runs through the amazing rainforest deep on the Jamison Valley.
It’s actually the longest raised boardwalk in Australia.
The boardwalk runs for a total of 2.4km, so it can make a decent walk for kids. The great thing is that we can explore this sensitive ecosystem, with minimal human impact.
There are ways to walk further on the bush tracks into the national park itself too, but we didn’t do that this day.
I could have walked all day… it’s been far too long since we did any serious bush walking.
But today was all about Scenic World…. well, with one quick stop afterwards before the drive back to Sydney.
But I’ll leave you with a couple of gorgeous shots, not taken by me, sadly. Thanks to Scenic World for letting me use these and a couple of other gorgeous photos.
The Blue Mountains is an easy (on a sunny Sunday) two hour drive from where we live in the northern part of Sydney. It’s quite feasible as a longish day trip.
Do you love the Blue Mountains?
Can you recommend a family-friendly place to stay?
Other great walks with kids there?
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