I continued on heading to the Blue Mountains. I didn’t see or achieve much on my first day as I was exhausted from the previous nights sleep. I camped at a free camp in a picnic area carpark next to a road in a forestry area. The site had been recently logged so the wind howled through the area, plus the noise of traffic passing, plus what I thought was gun fire during the night and at one point the sound of talking nearby… maybe just my imagination.. Didn’t get too much sleep. I drove in to the first lookout which was Perry’s Lookdown and had an afternoon nap. Managed to take a stroll to the lookout in the late afternoon. Beautiful views. Stayed the night there in the campgrounds. A storm passed around me and the next day further up the road there was thick piles of hail everywhere throughout the bush. I got lucky that it missed me.
I also visited Anvil Rock, wind eroded cave, Pulpit rock, the Heritage centre, Evans point lookout, the three sisters and Mt Hay, along with Scenic World. All the lookouts are pretty awesome and 2wd accessible. The 3 sisters was extremely popular with plenty of tour buses.. very commercialised. Mount Hay provided an escape from the crowds and some peace and quiet. The track in was rough in sections but plenty of 2wd’s made it up to the top.
I explored Scenic World which has a couple cable cars to ride in and a short very steep train ride. In the forest below is a well developed boardwalk system to enjoy the forest and explore some of the area’s past mining history.