We were then having a good stay at the Wentworth Falls Lake in Blue Mountains when we decided to get down to the Jellybean Pool at Glenbrook, and that was about four in the afternoon of summer.
Jellybean Pool, Glenbrook
This picturesque naturally formed swimming hole in a shape of a jellybean is very popular to the local folks. We reached the place but the car park already had closed but still we managed to park along the side of the road not far from it and the lady caretaker just instructed us to walk down the track with stairs. But that wasn’t easy really to get into there because we did have to carefully walk on these stairs flanked by sandstone cliffs leading to the river down below and we sweat a lot in that process. It is not recommended for those oldies and young kid’s to walk through them. As we went down the Glenbrook Gorge, we passed by big gum and grass trees, birds chirping on top of trees, a natural beauty indeed that mustn’t be missed out and so we stopped at some few stairs down to enjoy the scenery of the mountain tops.
Well, the river was calm and still with sandy shore. I had to explore the extent of the river to get more stunning photographs and that I did by climbing up and down those huge boulders along the river bank until I reached the dead end part and soon after some of our companions also followed me down the track. One of our companions can’t help but to take off his shirt and had a good swim into the cool water of the river, all I can do was to take photos of him and the scenic landscape of the place.
The rocky part of the Jellybean Pool
It’s a nice place and we could have stayed long enough here but because it’s getting dark, we had to get back up and head home. I have more photos in my photo gallery at the sidebar for you to view them.
Jenolan Caves has a lot of cave formations and can only be toured in a couple of days or so to finish them all up and all of them are carefully preserved as well as the crystals inside the caves, lights installed, stairs complete with hand rails are provided for the safety of all visitors. Visitors are grouped and scheduled and are provided with experienced tour guides. The Jenolan Caves is in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and it is 175 kilometers from Sydney. The caves are one of the many famous limestone caves in the country and being the oldest discovered open caves in the world.
Taken at Lucas Caves
This is one of the many photos I took from one of the many caves of Jenolan. Lucas Caves is one of the many cave formations that formed the Jenolan Caves. We were about 50 people in a tour group scheduled for the 2:30 pm tour.
First, we accessed the caves through narrow openings, winding, quite long in distance and inclined approximately to 45 degrees. We were relieved when we reached the first big chamber. It was a huge open space. From here we got the first lecture from our tour guide of what we were in and looking at, how it was formed.
She also showed us how wonderful a music was when played inside this chamber and we were all surprised and awed at the lovely sound reverberating on the rocks as it fills up the chamber where we were. The next thing she showed us was a “total darkness”. She switched off all the lights leaving our eyes to wander into the total darkness for about ten minutes, a duration just to experience how it feels and being in absolute darkness.
There were more caves and chambers as we went along our tour, all great and wonderful. You can just imagine how much time nature carved out all these formations in such caves in total array of perfection. You’ll indeed be amazed and wonder … appreciate their grandeur!
I have more photos in my photo gallery if you wish to view more.
Another cave formation taken at Imperial Caves.
Jenolan Inn, coffee shop, souvenir shop and ticketing office.
Megalong Valley with its lustful pasture land.
It was a sunny, Sunday afternoon and we just came from Mount Vitoria Museum in Blue Mountains New South Wales when we drove down to the valley, unto the narrow and winding road. I was amazed at the awesome beauty of the valley and powerful scenery that I can’t resist to capture heaps of photos along the road and into its mountainous background as well as its huge farms, its great pasture lands for cows, sheep and horses. We also had a good lunch at the Megalong Tea Rooms located just before driving down the farmlands further and close to the Werriberri Lodge Holiday Cabins.
The valley attracts kids too.
Megalong Valley is simply magic while the view from the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath is breathtaking, a drive down into the valley itself is an unforgettable experience.
The scenic valley and its farmlands.
Megalong Valley is primarily a farming community for the locals yet offers adventure for visitors to the valley. Furthermore, Megalong Valley offers some of the best horse riding adventures available in Australia with many venues offering rides for beginners through to experienced riders.
One of the Blue Mountains’ major tourist attractions is the Megalong Australian Heritage Centre offering entertainment for the whole family, including stockmen shows and the famous Megalong Farm.
Love horses and horse riding? This is the place for you.