Experiencing the Blue Mountains and Sydneys Beaches
Wow – I hadn’t heard a lot about the Blue Mountains before I arrived in Sydney so I had no idea what to expect, but I was definitely impressed.
After a 1hr30min drive we arrived, seeing our first kangaroo – one of many to come I’m sure. We began our trek down into the Valley and naively we all thought we were going for a nice, leisurely stroll. Some people even came in flip-flops and skirts, which proved to be a mistake…2 hours in and the pack started to break, those fit strode on and left behind were the calf aching, out of breath sweating few and it did not help that the sign post counted down the hours left and not minutes! However, what did make up for it was the amazing views we saw and moments we shared together; from the staggering waterfalls to The Three Sisters and landscapes stretching on for miles. I would recommend it to anyone, even with the 5 hours trek – Just remember to train for a marathon before. That night we dressed up for an Oktoberfest themed night down in Side-bar. We all got ready in our hostel room, whilst pre-drinking and getting to know each other that little bit more, some more than others!!