• Sunrise at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains
  • Valley of Waters Hike in Wentworth Falls
  • Cathedral Rocks at Kiama Downs
  • Checking out the infamous Helensburgh Tunnel


My partner and I recently decided to take a road trip up to Sydney via the Blue Mountains. I hadn’t done a decent road trip in some time and we had 5 days up our sleeves, so planned to spend a couple nights in the Blue Mountains, a couple nights in Sydney and a night down on the South Coast. I’d never been to the Blue Mountains before so was keen to get the maximum out of the two days we had. We managed to get a hike in (Valley of the Waters), check out the Glow Worm Tunnel and explore the many awesome lookouts in Katoomba and Blackheath. I was really impressed with Wentworth Falls – by far one of the better waterfalls I’d seen in some time and after some heavy rainfall it was on point. So awesome that this place is only an hour away from Sydney!

We spent a couple days in Sydney, seeing the sights and basically just eating and drinking. before we took off back to Melbourne via a quick overnighter down at Kiama. I had to stop in and checkout the Helensburgh Tunnel and take a few quick snaps. We spent the afternoon down near the beach in Kiama, checking out the impressive swell of the crashing waves near the Kiama Blow Hole. The next morning I got out for sunrise at Cathedral Rocks, before getting back on the Hume for the 900km drive back to Melbourne. 5 days and 2200km of open road – a great micro-adventure for anyone with a few days up their sleeves and who doesn’t mind long drives. Next time I would love to take the A1 coast road all the way down from Sydney back to Melbourne. Till next time Sydney.

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Essential Gear

 A car is a pretty handy starting point and a killer ITunes playlist a must!

How to get there

Hume Highway (M31).


  • Hiking
  • Photography

    Distance covered

  • 2200kms