Blue Mountains

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Gordo, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    Nature
    Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on good places to go to in
    the Blue Mountains for landscapes? The sort of locations I'm looking for are
    rainforest areas with lots of big tree ferns and moss, waterfalls and
    canyons, areas with Blackboys with spears, tall white-barked eucalypt
    forests, anything along those lines really but the more out of the places
    mostly. I've tryed finding some pictorial books at the bookshops for some
    inspiritation or ideas for new locales but it seems most published books
    just like to show pictures of the Three Sisters and around there, surely
    there is more splendid beauty then the touristy areas?

    I've done a bit of exploring around the edges of Wollemi NP but haven't
    hiked down into it yet, also looked around Mt Banks and Mt Wilson, and the
    busy areas around Katoomba and Wentworth Falls.

    Any tips or suggestions would be much appreciated, as much as I like
    exploring and finding new locations it's never hurts to seek other opinions.

    Cheers,
    Gordow
     
    Gordo, Jun 30, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    You want Leura.
     
    Miro, Jun 30, 2003
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  3. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    Thanks Duncan, just the sort of information I was looking, very much
    appreciated. Now I have a little more direction on new places to explore
    instead of just haphazardly driving to locations and hoping for the best.
    I've never been to Mt. Hay so I'll have to make a special effort to go see
    it. Does Mt. Hay Rd start in Leura by chance? Coincidently I was out
    Oberon/Jenolan way on the weekend scouting around, I saw some nice open
    field areas I'd like to go back and visit but there was too much wind at
    that time.
     
    Gordo, Jul 3, 2003
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    nt Guest

    thanks for the info duncan, i found it useful as well, and will be out there
    soon to try and shoot some nice stuff. (beats a three word answer thats for
    sure)
    n.t.
     
    nt, Jul 4, 2003
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    Michael Guest

    Just a note to say that a lot of the these areas mentionioned were burnt
    during the bushfires over summer. I know there were fires along Mount Hay
    road and in the newnes forest area around the glow worm tunnel. There has
    been quite a lot of regrowth and some of the tree ferns and blackboys stand
    out really well and make for some interesting shots but if you are after
    some more pristine looking rainforest and such try the south side of the
    highway in the Jamison Valley.
    "Valley of the waters" at Wentworth Falls is one of my favourite areas with
    some nice water falls and rainforest not to busy during the week.
    A walk from the base of the scenic railway in Katoomba follows an old tram
    line around to ruined castle and goes through some nice forest also. This
    walk is nice and flat except for a section around the landslide and you can
    use the railway or the new scenescender to get in and out of the valley
    (lots of tourists but they never venture far from the scenic railway though)
    Narrowneck near Katoomba has some nice stands of trees especially if you
    venture down some the side tracks.
    Hanging Rock near Blackheath is another great spot for some spectacular
    views and you can climb out on it if you are game.(the last turn on the
    right before the cemetary as you head west along the highway)
    In general the further you walk the less tourists there are.
    Good Luck and watch out for the Sunday afternoon traffic heading back to
    Sydney
     
    Michael, Aug 4, 2003
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