• Katoomba

    Katoomba

     
    A hundred kilometers from Sydney lie the Blue Mountains. They are not more than 1000 meters and the relief is reminiscent of Vosges. The comparison ends there. Most of it is inaccessible and villages are rather on the high plateaus. The eucalyptus tree that region of Australia occupy all the slopes and deep valleys. This is their fuel vapor that gives the name to these mountains. There are also giant ferns and giant ficus. The canopy is impressive. When you descend into the valley, it's very disorienting because it is unlike any European forest. Compared to Sydney, the temperature is back down.

    We stay in Katoomba that sounds like a nightclub ("Oh Macumba, Macumba, she danced all night ..."). The focal point is the Three Sisters; large blocks of stone clinging to the cliff. Either they did nothing special except their position above the wide valley covered with a carpet of jungle.

    We make a nice walk between Katoomba and Leura. Sometimes above the canopy of white cockatoos fly strip. In some places the Australian cicadas (at least twice as large as those we saw in Crete) make a sound permanent saw. . Down into the valley we use a "train" closer to an attraction Luna Park. An ascent by cable car. Downstairs, there are old coal mines. We walk on wooden walkways. The sounds of the forest are here irate cockatoo, screaming parrots and we get to see Mrs. lyrebird which unfortunately remained silent.

     

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    Echo Point Motor Inn 18 Echo Point Road,Katoomba  NSW  2780 

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    http://echopointmotel.com/c

    Motel à 5mn à pied des 3 soeurs. Evite de payer le parking. Très bon accueil

     

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