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The Blue Mountains: a sensory experience

The Blue Mountains: a sensory experience

The Blue Mountains is a flurry of activity for the senses, an expanse of natural beauty and real ingredients and small country towns. An easy drive from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, it’s a beautiful place to breathe in the relaxed lifestyle and the fresh mountain air.

The Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Away from the dull and gray chaos of city life, it’s also a remarkable return to the senses.

Red and blue bird in Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

See

The lush green of the trees. The clear blue of the sky. The purple and red, white and yellow, green and blue of the birds. The sweeping hills covered with trees and topped by open skies.

Flower on the path in Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Smell

The rejuvenating power of mountain air. The flowers poking out onto the path. The fresh mud coating your sneakers.

Roast chicken sandwich at Solitary, restaurant with a view in the Blue Mountains

Taste

Sugar-coated, carb-dense pastry at Schwarz Patisserie. Lunch with a view at Solitary. Chocolates for the drive home at Cafe Josophan’s.

Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Listen

The songs, whistles and chimes of the birds. The rushing and crashing of the waterfalls. The babbling of the brook. The absolute silence on a deserted trail.

Steps in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Feel

The burn in your calves on another round of stairs. The sunshine on your face, the breeze in your hair. The wonder at utter wilderness being just hours from one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

  • Beautiful post, Christine. I feel like you took me there!

  • I 100% agree. What a beautiful place! I could use some of that fresh mountain air right about now!

  • Seriously, does it get any better than this!?! I’m sooo sad that in all of my travels to Oz I never got to experience the Blue Mountains.

  • Anonymous

    This was one of my favorite spots on my travels through Oz, thanks for the trip back there with these photos!  🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Amanda! It was a really pretty place to escape for the day!

  • Anonymous

    It’s such an easy day trip from Sydney! We took a car, but it seemed to be pretty easy via train too. Next day off, you’ll have to check it out!

  • Anonymous

    Such an easy day trip from Sydney! You’ll have to check it off on your next trip to Australia 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely loved it too–would love to spend some more time there! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • WOW, these pictures are fabulous. I am in love with The Blue Mountains. Great share..!!

  • I love, love the Blue Mountains. My grandparents owned a holiday house in Wentworth Falls and I’d go up there every winter. Visited again last year and remembered what a stunning place it is.

    Thanks for sharing your snaps. Some great pics!

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks! It’s a gorgeous place!

  • Anonymous

    Loved Wentworth Falls–what a fun place to escape 🙂

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