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Blue Mountains

Hi Syndey Experts!

What is the way to get out to Blue Mountains? Do we need to rent a car?

There are five of us.

Is it really cold in July?

Thanks !!

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1. Re: Blue Mountains

If you read through some of the posts on Blue Mountains forum you'll find heaps of info on options for there. Or go to AlanJ's go list where he provides a link to good threads.

Yes, by our standards it is really cold in July in BM. Only August is colder. Smack bang in the middle of winter. BM will have lots of Christmas in July stuff going on.

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The most convenient way is to rent a car, although you will have to drive on the other side of the road. For 5 people, it's probably cheaper than an organized tour, and you can choose where to go. If you don't want to drive, and don't mind the extra time it takes, you can take the train to Katoomba.

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If your five people consists of two adults and three children, you can get to Katoomba, at the top of the Mountains, by train in just two hours, by buying only three tickets (you pay for only one child; others travel free). Once there, you can walk to Echo Point in twenty-five minutes, and from there, there are several trails leading down into the valleys. July is cold, but mainly in then late afternoon and evening.... during the day it can be surprisingly sunny and clear. Just don't stay down in the valleys after about 3:30, as when they lose the sunlight, they become crisp very quickly.