Descending down into the Jamison Valley on the Scenic Railway at a nerve-wracking 52° angle while the Indiana Jones theme blares through the speakers is one of the essential Blue Mountains experiences. But the journey down the world’s steepest railway gains extra appeal every April and May when a clutch of outdoor artworks awaits you at the bottom.
Now in its eighth year, Sculpture at Scenic World brings the work of 25 Australian artists – plus two from Finland – to the forest floor, forming a 2.4km art walk along the Scenic Walkway Boardwalk.
This year’s pieces are an evocative bunch that make effective use of the rainforest setting, whether suspended from the trees, positioned on rocks or secreted behind bushes. Here’s Time Out’s top eight picks to watch out for when visiting Scenic World.
The exhibition continues until May 12.