Climb ev’ry mountain search high and low
Follow ev’ry by-way every path you know
Climb ev’ry mountain ford ev’ry stream
Follow ev’ry rainbow till you find your dream
A dream that will need all the love you can give
Everyday of your life for as long as you live
– Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein,
composers of the hit musical Sound of Music
On our recent trip to the Blue Mountains, we visited the beautiful Mount Tomah Botanic Garden and spent a couple of days in Leura.
From the heart of Sydney CBD, a leisurely one and a half hour drive west takes you to Leura, a beautiful little town with tree-lined streets, cafes, shops and restaurants.
We took on a couple of bushwalks in Leura where there were so many beautiful look-out points with panoramic views of the mountain ranges, valleys and canyons.
Some of these images reminded me of the last few scenes in the hit musical Sound of Music, where the von Trapp family scaled over the mountain ranges in Austria to escape a call of duty by the Nazi-ruled Germany.
The song Climb Ev’ry Mountain from the musical is particularly apt when Mother Abbess sings this song to Maria (played by Julie Andrews) to encourage her spiritual strength in finding her dreams.
Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Leura
The Prince Henry Cliff Walk starts opposite the Solitary restaurant located at 90 Cliff Drive road in Leura Falls.
It is a moderately easy walk where you can take as short or as long a route. Look out points will appear within the first ten minutes as you descend through various narrow pathways.
We came across a group of young boys perched at one of the lookout points discussing aloud their faith and belief in the Bible on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.
It is indeed a heartening sight as I imagine they would be finding inspiration and faith amidst such a beautiful and tranquil setting.
As we walked, we came across some of Mother Nature’s beauty.
Sublime Point, Wentworth Falls
Another short walk that we particularly enjoyed was reaching Sublime Point, located at the end of Sublime Point road in Wentworth Falls.
The views are spectacular once you reach the end which is a mere 175 metres from the start of the walk.
So dear readers, have you been to the Blue Mountains and if so what is your favourite attraction at this place?
For more information about bushwalking around Australia, check out the following websites:
- Bushwalking Australia website at www.bushwalkingaustralia.org
- Blue Mountains Australia website at www.bluemts.com.au