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TRAVEL: The Blue Mountains (Part 2) – From Old to New

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Travel

The Zig Zag Railway

Step back in time and ride on the chuffing steam train, winding through the Blue Mountains. Appealing to both kids and adults alike, you will appreciate the tough terrain the railway builders tackled. The Railway was built between 1866 and 1869 and acclaimed as a major engineering feat of its time.

The Zig Zag is a series of sloping tracks that form the letter “Z” and passes over three sandstone viaducts and through two tunnels.

The Zig Zag Railway is located 10km east of Lithgow at Clarence. Running every day (except Christmas Day) you can take a ride on the train, arrange special functions or events and for the kids, take a trip on Thomas The Tank Engine, who spends a day there, as does The Wizards’ Express.

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Scenic World

The Skyway – A 720 metre journey, suspended 270 metres above Jurassic rainforests gliding across the sky in a cabin featuring glass flooring! A spectacular way to view the famous Three Sisters.

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The Cableway – the steepest cable car in the Southern Hemisphere. Taking you on a 545 metre ride into or out of our famous mountains.

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The Walkway – 2.8kms of boardwalk through a Jurassic rain forest. Here you get close to the local flora and history of the valley. Take a drink from the Marrangaroo Spring to taste pure Blue Mountains Water or take a break in the Rainforest Room, deep in the valley where bench seating can cater for up to 110 people.

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simonturner October 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm

The Blue Mountains in Winter is an awesome time. Sitting by the fire with a glass of wine as the fog rolls through the mountains is quite special.

ChristineWatson October 4, 2009 at 5:23 am

My Mum is about to visit the Blue Mountains to do some bushwalking with her group. I am planning to head up to have a lunch with her when she is there. Sitting next to the fire with a glass of wine – can't wait!

ChristineWatson October 4, 2009 at 12:23 pm

My Mum is about to visit the Blue Mountains to do some bushwalking with her group. I am planning to head up to have a lunch with her when she is there. Sitting next to the fire with a glass of wine – can't wait!

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