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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scenic World, Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountains is a mountainous region in New South Wales, Australia. It borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting approximately 50 kilometres west of the state capital. 

Scenic World is in a park like setting on the outskirts of Katoomba, a mountain village about two hours by rail or road from Sydney. One of the must see places in Australia's Blue Mountains, a World Heritage-listed area.

Scenic World sits on the edge of the overlooking the Jamison Valley and offers a range of experiences that can be found nowhere else in the world. These include the world's steepest railway, a spectacular cableway, a glass-floored skyway and a boardwalk through an ancient rainforest. It's a safe adventure for the entire family.

Scenic Railway
The steepest incline railway in the world. The length of incline is 450m and the vertical drop is 250m. The length of the natural tunnel is 80m and the steepest incline is 52. You have to take this Scenic Railway through a cliff side tunnel down into an ancient rainforest to explore the Scenic Walkway which will guide through the forest and ride either the Scenic Cableway or Scenic Skyway to get back or vice versa.

Scenic Skyway
The Skyway takes you on a 720 metre journey, 270m above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls. This ride boasts a world first Electro-Sceniglass floor. 

The 360 degree bird's eye view from the Skyway takes in the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Mount Solitary and the never ending expanse of the Jamison Valley. Too bad for us for its a foggy day, still we enjoyed.

Scenic Cableway
The Steepest aerial cable car. The Scenic Cableway takes you on a 545 metre ride into or out of the World Heritage-listed rainforest of the Jamison Valley. The Scenic Cableway can carry up to 84 passengers and is completely wheelchair accessible.

Scenic Walkway
A 2.8kms of boardwalk through the ancient rainforest, including 380 metres of wheel chair accessible walkway. Looking around and found some fascinating facts about the local flora and history of the valley.

 Scenic  Cinema
The cinema offers a fascinating Blue Mountains documentary, shown any time on demand available in various languages. Knowing some historical facts about Blue Mountain.
The cinema show is free with the purchase of any tickets at Scenic World and the cinema can accommodate 100 people.

Skyway Revolving Restaurant
We had our buffet lunch at the Blue Mountain Skyway Revolving Restaurant with a magnificent overlooking views while enjoying the food. (Don't have any photos to show, for were all hungry) :->

Souvenir Shops
Scenic World at Katoomba is a World Heritage listed as Blue Mountains of Australia, offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth.

Scenic World Blue Mountains
Cnr Violet Street and Cliff Drive
Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia

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