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Scenic World

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Time Out says

Take the Scenic route for a day

In 1945 the canny Hammon family took the old mining railway originally used to haul shale up the cliff and converted it into a Scenic Railway for the use of visitors. The ride passes down a hair-raising 52° incline through a rock tunnel into the Jamison Valley and the rainforest below. These days, just to get you into the mood, they play the Indiana Jones theme while you descend at a rate of four metres per second.

At the bottom there is a series of raised boardwalks called the Scenic Walkway. Partly wheelchair accessible, these platforms take you on a pleasant, dirt-free walk around the valley going past interesting examples of plant life as well as enormous pieces of old mining equipment. There are museum-style exhibits about the old mine down there as well.

In 2000, Scenic World added the Scenic Cableway: a glass-walled cable car that makes the same trip but with a more spectacular view of the valley. Decide whether you want to descend or ascend in the Cableway; most choose to ascend, because the Scenic Railway is more fun going down.

The Scenic Skyway is a 720m return ride across the valley in a cable car, suspended 270m in the air, with astounding views that take in the entire valley including the Three Sisters. In operation since 1958, it was rebuilt in 2005 with a cable car featuring a glass bottom – those prone to vertigo might want to skip this one. For best value, the Ultimate Discovery Pass (from $37; family from $109) grants entry to everything that Scenic World has to offer.

Dining is available in the on-site licensed restaurant, EATS270, named for its position perched 270m high above Jamieson valley, complete with panoramic views from its open-air deck.

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Address: 1 Violet St
Katoomba
Sydney
2780
Price: $21-$39; family $99
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Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm

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Great walk In the forest for hikers , if you wanna take the train make sure it's not cloudy otherwise you will not see anything . Make sure you visit aboriginal cultural center with lovely plays that they perform at the center of their culture. Also good spending few days at nearby hotels in the middle of the nature.