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4th of September, Blue Mountains
I had booked an Eco tour to the Blue Mountains, and after a 1,5 hour drive in the early morning, we arrived at the entrance of our walking trail. The Blue Mountains are a part of the Great Dividing Range, and a nice break from the city if you feel the need for some fresh air and wild nature. The blue haze, which gave the mountains their name, is the result of the fine mist of the oil, given off by eucalypts. We started with a 3-hour hiking tour, which was a great chance to see lots of different birds and animals. The climatic differences between the top and the bottom of the canyon is impressive and the vegetation changes dramatically as we where walking deeper into the canyon. After the hike we were rewarded with a great outlook of the Grand Canyon.
Our next stop was at the Echo Point, where we were able to see the marvellous Three Sisters. After lunch I took the Scenic railway to the bottom of the valley, more a fast ride then a usual railway We finished the day with kangaroo watching. My first closes encounter with those animals since I arrived in Australia.