Wanderlust Tales : Hiking #atozchallenge

One cannot miss the opportunity explore the gorgeousness of Sydney... specially when you are living there. The coastal walks, beaches and the magnificent mountain range, haven for all the outdoorsy people. 

I came across Blackheath while looking for places with snowfall. Since it gets really hot during summers, I usually prefer going for walks and hiking during Sept and Oct when it's relatively cooler. Took us two hours to complete the hike from Govett's Lookout to Pulpit Rock. I felt so small and insignificant when compared to the magnificence of nature.


Pulpit Rock


I know keep talking about Spit to Manly Coastal walk. Bushwalking actually, which is an Australian term for hiking. And when you have friends to play along, even better.



Hiking in Blue Mountains was probably the longest hike I ever did - 5 hours. But that's mostly because we lost the way in the Leura Forest. Well the forest was dense, but we loved it. We crossed many waterfalls, walked along dangerous edges and even got a chance to walk below the Three Sister rock.

Three Sister Rock, view from Echo Point.

The Three Sister Rock, when we walked below it.
It was an amazing experience to see the famous rocks from below. When I look at the picture now I can't believe I was amidst such dense foliage.






Along with ClaireParul and Shaliniwe have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader ... all set to rock the party

Wanna read about my A to Z Whimsical Medley- check out here

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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of the foliage and the rocks as you hike Raj. It is an awe inspiring feeling to stand close to a natural wonder n feel like a dust particle in size and grandeur :)
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  2. Wow!!! Those pictures are breathtaking <3 And 5 hours of hiking?!

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  3. I loved the pictures on all your post, you are actually a traveller's soul, a lovely theme for a-z.
    I am writing the challenge themed life lessons at http://www.poojasharmarao.blogspot.com

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  4. I know what you mean when you say the magnificence of nature makes us feel so small and insignificance.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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  5. Though I would never turn down a trip to Australia if the opportunity arose, it has never been on my radar much, other than a visit there would mean I had visited 6 continents, but these pictures make me want to visit just to go hiking.....however if I am looking for snow, I need go no further than my front window today, as despite the fact it is April, it is currently snowing. ~tinbugs at Travelling Spoons

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  6. Beautiful. We had planned to do the Manly to Spit walk last time we were in Sydney, but it rained everyday.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! It would be fun to hike there. Thanks for visiting!

    Betty

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  8. Stunning photos Raj. I am so bad at hiking! Was miserable in my last two shots at it!
    Tina from
    The Sunny Side of Life
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

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  9. I've never gone hiking before. I lack that stamina and energy, but I think I must go for it at least once. The beautiful pictures of the mind-blowing views are making me think this way ;)

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  10. Beautiful photos! The magnificence is overwhelming! What fun hikes you've taken! Looks like you guys were having fun!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  11. The colours always seem brighter in your pictures Raj, the water more blue and the trees greener.

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  12. The colours always seem brighter in your pictures Raj, the water more blue and the trees greener.

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  13. Love the name, the three sister rock :) I like hiking with friends, it becomes bearable, alone it is unthinkable. you are lucky to be living in such a beautiful place, enjoy your hikes.

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  14. Fabulous photo op in a beautiful place. However, I would have gotten a bit scared finding myself a bit lost in a dense forest as this. So, glad you found your way out to share these incredible pictures and your adventure. :D

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Hershey chocolate #AprilA2Z

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  15. That looks like such an incredibly beautiful place to hike and a really good workout.
    Susan Says

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  16. Nice to find a fellow Aussie travel blogger as part of the A to Z Challenge. I would love to do some hiking in the Blue Mountains. It is definitely on my bucket list. Gorgeous photos.

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  17. Nice to find a fellow Aussie travel blogger as part of the A to Z Challenge. I would love to do some hiking in the Blue Mountains. It is definitely on my bucket list. Gorgeous photos.

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  18. The three sister rock looks gorgeous!

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  19. Gorgeous is the word! And 5 hours? Are you serious?!

    Cheers
    Geets

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  20. Looks like some great hiking. I live in the U.S. and have never been to Australia. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am also doing the A to Z. My theme is NATURE!

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