day-5: When in Aussie [Blue Mountain] ⛰

day-5: When in Aussie [Blue Mountain] ⛰

Friday, 28 April 2017, it was a perfect blue sky!!!

Kris helped us to booked a local guided tour to Blue Mountain but she couldn’t join us today. So it was just me and Uni again. The shuttle picked us up from our hotel and went straight to the city of Katoomba. \(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ

3 pics above taken from the breathtaking Lincoln’s Rock

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Jason the tour guide, dropped the 14 of us at Skyway East Station to hop on the cable car while he drove his car to the other peak. The cable car took us from Skyway East Station to Scenic World Top Station, where Jason already waiting for us. On the right-hand side of the cable car, I could see the cliff and waterfall far below our car. While on the left-hand side of the cable car, I could see the breathtaking view of the most blue-est mountain. \(★ω★)/

The cable car was packed with a lot of tourist so it wasn’t easy for me to move around and took the best view of The Three Sisters.

the left-hand side of cable car–stunning blue mountain
can you see The Three Sisters from here?
the right-hand side of cable car–two waterfalls and beautiful cliff
we are going down… down… down…

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The cable car took us to Scenic World Top Station within 10 minutes. We had our toilet breaks where my careless friend almost lost her phone but luckily she found it. From here we took another cable car down to the valley or they called it Cableway Bottom Station where we took a short walk and Jason told us about The Legend of The Three Sisters. So the legend goes like this;

Three sisters, Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo had a father who was a witch doctor. His name was Tyawan.

Long ago there was a Bunyip (a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes) who lived in a deep hole who was feared by all.

Passing the hole was considered very dangerous, therefore whenever Tyawan had to pass the hole in search for food, he would leave his daughters safely on the cliff behind a rocky wall.

One fateful day, Tyawan waved goodbye to his daughters and descended down the cliff steps into the valley.

Meanwhile at the top of the cliff, Meenhi was frightened by a large centipede which suddenly appeared before her. Meenhi took a stone and threw it at the centipede. The stone continued on its journey and rolled over the cliff, crashing into the valley below which angered the Bunyip.

The rocky wall behind Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo then began to split open and the three sisters were left stranded on a thin ledge at the top of the cliff. All the birds, animals and fairies stopped still as the Bunyip emerged to see the terrified girls.
As the Bunyip began to approach the girls, to protect them from harm, their father Tyawan used his magic bone to turn them into stone.

Angered by this, the Bunyip then began to chase Tyawan. Becoming trapped, in order to flee from the Bunyip, Tyawan changed into a magnificent Lyre Bird, yet in the process dropped his magic bone. Tyawan and his three daughters were now safe from the Bunyip.

Once the Bunyip had disappeared, Tyawan returned in search of his magic bone, yet this was never to be found.

The Lyre Bird has been searching for this magic bone ever since. Remaining in rock formation, The Three Sisters stand silently overlooking the valley hoping that one day he’ll find the bone and turn them back to former selves.

When visiting The Three Sisters, if you listen carefully you may be able to hear the Lyre Bird, Tyawan, as he continues his quest for his lost magic bone.

me pointing out The Three Sisters–can you see them?
selfies group with Vietnamese friends I’ve just met from this tour!

making my way to kiss the real koala–practice makes perfect!

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from here we took tram back up to Scenic World Top Station where Jason parked his car and headed to Leura for lunch. The small town of Leura has its own beauty. We had our sandwiches here then I had about 20 minutes to walk around and spotted one corner there were few coffee shops with a lot of tourists. I found another post office where I sent another post card for my dad, then headed back to Jason’s car. ٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶

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Our next stop was the Wentworth Falls which were still around the Blue Mountain area. We walked down to the valley getting closer to the waterfall which I somehow didn’t take picture of the waterfall. But I did take selfies tho. (─‿‿─)

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From the falls, we went to Lincoln Rock, where–according to Jason–was the most favorite place of The Lincoln and his wife. This was another breathtaking view looking at beautiful blue mountain with the most blue-est sky and it was so stunning! I just wanted to sit here and have my tea with my love one without a care in the world! (╯✧▽✧)╯

From this wonderful rocky mountain, Jason brought us to one famous site where a young aborigin boy learned how to kill a kangaroo and marked it on a big wide stone. I didn’t have any interest for a man-made fake history lesson, so I strolled around the site and couldn’t find anything interesting. ( ̄ω ̄)

Finally, Jason waved goodbye to us while 14 of us hopped on the Fantasea Cruise, enjoying our sunset back to the city. This cruise offered us to stop at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. And we chose Darling Harbour since we already been to Circular Q on our 2nd day anyway.

croc burger tastes like chicken?!

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Me and Uni had our dinner at Meat District Co., where we had our very first Crocodile Burger! ( ・・)つ―●○◎-

And that’s it for my beautiful day at the most blue-est mountain ever! Tomorrow we are flying to Gold Coast with Kris too! YAYYY!!!! (っ˘▽˘)(˘▽˘)˘▽˘ς)

つづく。。。

PS : The tour we took was “Blue Mountains Day  Tour $89” from this link.

Here’s the Scenic World — Blue Mountains Map for ya! ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡

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