Wednesday 7 June 2023

Sydney II Day 5-6: Wentworth Falls, Echo Point & Bilpin

DAY 6 

One of the highlights of staying in Blue Mountains is visiting the farms but we found out too late that they were only open on weekends! 😱😭

We decided to drive to Wentworth Falls Lake to see the ducks instead as it came highly recommended by our hosts. We parked near a very aptly designed playground in the form of a ship near the lake where the kids played for a bit.

The host also recommended for us to bring some bread to feed the ducks and that's what we did! Kids had so much fun!

We spotted another bigger and more inclusive playground nearby and it turned out to be Wentworth Falls Playground.

The playground is fenced so the kids can run freely. It was deserted because it was a cloudy looks-like-its-gonna-rain weekday morning. We spent quite a bit of time here, enjoying nature and the cool weather!

If you know me, I get easily bored so it wasn't long before we all got into the car to head to our next attraction, after we promised the kids that we'll return the next day of course! 😃

You can't visit Wentworth Falls without visiting the actual waterfalls that gave the place its name! The nearest carpark to the waterfalls is at Wentworth Falls Picnic Area (search this location on Google Maps).

We walked about 10 minutes to the lookout, where you can see beautiful views of the mountains but very little of the actual waterfalls.

You'd need to hike down via different routes to get a better view of the falls. The Eldest Girl and I decided to follow Princes Rock Track and hike down to Princes Rock Lookout, which was the shortest and easiest route.

It was indeed an easy hike down the mountain, though not for a less able-bodied person because you'd still need a bit of balance to navigate the steps.

We were greeted with clear views of the Wentworth Falls on arrival at the lookout! 

So beautiful! Totally worth the short hike down to see this! 🤩

We returned the same way we came and met up with the rest of the family at the car. We headed to nearby Fed Blue Mountains for lunch as we were all hungry!

We managed to get a table to fit our big family in the nice cozy cafe in the heart of town. Thankfully they served rice so my Mum-in-law had something that she could enjoy.

Food here was good in general and we all enjoyed our meal.

After lunch we headed to Scenic World, which we visited the last time we were here

Since half our group (i.e., Mum-in-law, boy and littlest girl) has not visited before, I had planned to purchase the Railway-Walkway-Cableway-Skyway package so we could all experience it together. However, the rest of the family weren't keen on the A$54 per person pricetag so we ended up just admiring the views and shopping at the souvenir shop 😅

We decided to drive to Echo Point since we weren't taking the cableway (as we had done the previous trip). 

Parking in this vicinity is very expensive (A$8 per hour) so we tried to find cheaper parking further away but they all cost the same! Hence, we parked as close to Echo Point as possible to make our money's worth 😆

I used to think that Blue Mountains got its name from the clear blue skies that you see when you're here but it actually got its name from the bluish mist formed by the mix of hot air and oil of the eucalyptus trees that grows on the mountains! You can definitely see it quite clearly in my photos!

The most famous landmark of Echo Point is the Three Sisters rock formation.

You really can't say that you've visited Blue Mountains without seeing the Three Sisters! 😄

We ended the day with shopping at Coles, K-Hub and Big W back in Katoomba town. Shopping is definitely one of our favourite activities everyday!


The next morning, after having breakfast in our apartment, he headed back to Wentworth Falls Lake as promised to the kids. There were way more people at the park today compared to the day before because the warmer weather was perfect for a day out at the park!

We thought it would be fun to pack home-cooked food and picnic at the playground. The kids had so much fun running around while the adults chatted 😁

When it came time to go, we piled into the car and headed to Bilpin even though the farms were not opened. We had nothing better to do to be honest and thought we could still buy fresh produce and dine at the cafés in Bilpin.

We passed through the Blue Mountains National Park on the way and enjoyed the beautiful views! This is why we love road trips! 😄

We arrived at The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, the farm we visited previously, after driving for about an hour.

We bought my favourite Pink Lady apples and were initially going to eat at the cafe. However, the hubby spotted Mountain Bells Cafe directly opposite and had a good feeling about it. We decided to try something new since we had previously already tried the food at Bilpin Food Bowl. 

The atmosphere of the cafe was very homely. Obviously we had to try their homemade apple pies since it was printed on their signboards! We loved it so much that we had to get another one! Super yummy! 😋

We drove back to Leura town because the boy loved a plastic tube toy we got from the Toy Shop two days ago and he wanted a few more (thanks to the doting Grandma)!

After the lucky boy got what he wanted, we head back to our rental home for dinner, cooked by MasterChef Mum-in-law of course!

As usual, I love to soak in a hot bath at night, this time with a bath fizzer I got from Kmart 🛀 This is the life! 😄

We really enjoyed staying here! We had ample time to enjoy nature and the smaller towns without needing to rush back to Sydney before the sky turned dark.

If you're visiting during other seasons or over the weekend, you can consider:

  • Blue Mountain Bee Farm
  • Logan Brae Apple Farm
  • Zig Zag Railway

I can't believe that this is our last night in Blue Mountains! How fast time flies! 🙁

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