Lauren Sutton - Australian Creative & Visual Storyteller

Kiama to the Blue Mountains

7 - 10 June 2019

For the June long weekend Jack's parents had planned a family trip to Sydney to watch the Brumbies vs Warratahs game on the Saturday night. We decided to make the most of the long weekend and made our way up to Sydney through Kiama and came home through the Blue Mountains. 

On Friday night we left Canberra after work and stayed at a free campsite in Jamberoo. We got up early on Saturday and headed to Bombo Quarry for sunrise, watched surfers from the clifftop and had coffee and breakfast in the van. We headed up the coast to Bulli for lunch before making our way to Parramatta to meet up with our family and check into the hotel before an early dinner then a short walk to the stadium for the game.

On Sunday we had a fun family day catching the river cat from Parramatta to Circular Quay then the ferry over to Taronga Zoo then home on the train. We headed off in the early afternoon to get to the Blue Mountains by sunset. We visited Lincolns Rock just before Katoomba for sunset, and had fun exploring the lookout and the caves below as we watched the sun setting over the mountains. After dark we headed to a free campsite closer to Blackheath which was surprisingly quite busy! 

Another early morning on Monday to drive to Govetts Leap lookout for sunrise. We watched the sun rising over the mountains, bathing the valley below in yellows and pinks. We had a lazy breakfast in the van before we started heading home via Jenolan Caves. The Jenolan Caves area is fascinating, and while we didn't do any of the underground cave tours, we could still explore some of the open caves. We continued home, driving through thick fog at the top of the mountain. 

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