Day 1 - Sydney, Wicked and Purikura
Day 2 Morning - Leura Cascades and The Three Sisters
Day 2 Afternoon - Leura, The Red Door and Govett's Leap
We had another sound sleep in our beautiful cottage after the busy Thursday. Friday morning was a matter of getting up and packing the car - our time in the accommodation was over. It was a great location and nice place - we'd definitely consider coming back here again.
Elissa always wants to go to the Pancake Parlour when she sees one, but I rarely take her as I don't like pancakes very much. I lost the battle in Katoomba, and breakfast was at the Pancake Parlour. Fortunately, I had eaten Jayde and Jewel's left over Korean dinner for breakfast in anticipation, so when we ordered breakfast, I only grabbed a drink. We had fun playing Uno and Connect 4 whilst we waited for breakfast - some of the several games they supply for customers who are waiting.
We then drove out to Sublime Point -one of the Blue Mountains lookouts on the 1015 Things to See And Do In Australia. There were lots of beautiful gardens all in bloom along the way, with sublime point at the end of a stretch of land, with houses featuring gardens on the cliff edges on either side of the road. Sublime point itself gave a great 270+ degree view of the Megalong Valley.
Next we went tot"The Gingerbread House. It's an old church that has been turned into a gingerbread themed store and cafeteria - the interior of the Church featuring the walls of a "gingerbread house" inside making up the walls of the store. We all had some of their gourmet ice creams
Next, we went over to the Katoomba Cascades. We had originally planned on doing Scenic World whilst in Katoomba, but we'd checked the prices the previous day, and it just too much. You used to be able to pay to go on the different parts separately - eg the Cableway, the Skyway or the Train, but now, you can only get a single ticket and have to pay to go on them all. To make it even more expensive, a family ticket would only cover us and two of the kids, with both Jayde and Minori costing extra at almost full adult rates, meaning it would have cost us almost $160 for entry. So, instead it was off to the Katoomba Cascades.
Firstly a quick interlude whilst Elissa dealt with a work phone call, which allowed the kids to play with a dog in the park above the falls. Then, it was down a newly installed track to the cascades.
The area had all been done up since our last visit here with the Woodwell family back in 2007, and after Christmas in 2008 .... looks like my photography has slightly improved in that time though.
|Katoomba Cascades - Apr 2007 with the Woodwells|
|Katoomba Cascades - Dec 2008 Post Chrsitmas Holiday|
|Katoomba Cascades - Oct 2014 School Holidays|
I'll leave the rest of the Friday and our trip home via the Jenolan Caves to another post.