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Discover art in a rainforest valley floor at Katoomba
A day out in the Blue Mountains is now only an hour and a half's drive from Sydney's inner west due to the road upgrades and extra lanes and with so many attractions the region still captivates no matter how many times you've visited.
This year I finally made it to Sculpture at Scenic World, a unique rainforest exhibition in the Jamison Valley. Now in its 3rd year, exhibiting artists transform the area into an outdoor gallery with some colourful, interesting and unusual creations.
The best way we found to start is to take Scenic World's Cableway down to the Walkway, an elevated boardwalk where you can wander around on either a 10, 30 or 50 minute walk. We did the 30 minute walk which took us around all 30 sculptures.
Both local, national and international artists' work is on show and you can listen to an artist talk, take in a lecture or a workshop. There are various awards for the artists, including a People's Choice Award, that you can vote on.
Along with the Cableway, we also took rides on the Scenic Railway and Skyway. The steepest passenger train in the world lets you ride into the valley with a choice of 3 inclines that you can choose from by adjusting your seat. Hold on to the bars for this one.
Journey down the steep decline on the Scenic Railway
Wrap up warm for this time of year and enjoy a hot drink in the café or some lunch in the bistro. Scenic World also has an ATM and shop with lots of great souvenirs, clothes, hand-crafted jewellery and gifts.
A great day out where photo opportunities abound.
A glimpse of the iconic Three Sisters from the rainforest