Magic of the Blue Mountains Written by: Iris6th June 2014 Experience the natural beauty of New South Wales, Australia’s Blue Mountains. See the magnificent panorama of the Blue Mountains, where locals spend their weekend holidays to experience the relaxing, yet once treacherous way of life in the highlands. Visit the Zig Zag Railway, one of Australia’s heritage railways that operated in Lithgow Zig Zag since the 19th Century, with 6 train stations stretching over 7 kilometers. Come and take a stroll in Campbell Rhododendron Gardens during spring time, where azaleas and rhododendron fill the 45 acres of garden with colorful flowers. The Campbell Rhododendron has been considered the largest garden in the world that is covered with bountiful fragrant flowers. Nearby Blue Mountains is the Jenolan Caves, containing 10 of the oldest show caves in the world. Jenolan Caves is an Australian national treasure with rock formations and underground rivers, where visitors can experience adventure caving, scenic bush walks, and Australian Aboriginal culture as well. People who might have difficulties in walking can be assured that ClubMates Travel will coordinate their condition to the Jenolan Cave management to ensure get the wheelchair access ready for use. If you dare, you can sign up for the ghost tour ‘Legends, Mysteries, and Ghosts’ in Jenolan Cave. Fall in love with the lines of cherry tree on either side of the main street in Leura Mall. Picture yourself enjoying an exquisite piece of home-made chocolate under a cherry tree, sitting along other café’s, candle shops, old world toy shops and others. Why not take a stroll in Leura Village and enjoy the fresh air and lovely scenery. Let ClubMates take you to New South Wales’ Echo Point, overlooking Three Sisters rock formation and take your photos against this magnificent backdrop. According to Aboriginal legend, there used to be 3 sisters who fell in love with 3 brothers from Nepean tribe. It was forbidden for the 3 sisters to marry the 3 brothers, this caused a tribal war that endangered the lives of these sisters. A witchdoctor turned the sisters into rocks in order to protect them, but the witchdoctor died before he could reverse the spell. As a result, the 3 beautiful rock formations served as a remnant of the battle that took place in ancient times. While in Echo Point, take the path down to the refreshing Katoomba Falls and scenic railway ride back to the top of Echo Point. Unleash the adventurer in you and ride Scenic World Skyway, travel on the world’s steepest inclined railway on a glass-floored SkyWay! Take a ride to Jamison Valley and discover a Jurassic rainforest waiting for you to visit. Let ClubMates do all the planning and take you on a magical holiday of a lifetime. Visit our website now for more details. *Primary Image Source: Three Sisters Blue Mountains Australia 8 by Athena Lao uploaded by berichard thru Wikimedia Commons and can be reused under the CC BY license. Other Posts You Might Enjoy Say Bula to Dreamy Fiji Happy Australia Day from ClubMates Travel! Rock Your Vacay at this Gem of a Place !