Blue Mountains & Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

on December 30, 2009 in Australia, Wot I Did on My Holidays

We’d planned to go out into the Blue Mountains, but our planned stops (Wentworth Falls and Echo Point) were far busier than the previous times we had been there. Finding nowhere practical to park we decided to go back down to the Megalong Valley for lunch at the tea-rooms.

Checking out a map, we decided to follow the Great Wetern Highway up to Mount Victoria and turn north coming back through the national park on a parallel route along Bells Line of Road.

The difference between the two routes is spectacular, the windy mountain roads of the Great Western Highway and Darling Causeway give way to farmland, orchards and ranches along the more northerly route and as you get towards Richmond, the panorama opens up across the low lands towards Sydney.

This route took us past Mount Tomah and the Botanic Gardens there, a pleasant break on the drive.

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