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October 16th, 2007

Tikki

Dropping down the cliff to the rain forest


Dropping Dropping
The inclined railway drops down to the rainforest below, over 200 metres in less than a minute. My ears popped as we dropped, and you could feel the air cooling and becoming more humid. The smells changed from eucalyptus to the scent of ferns.

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View of the cliffs from midway down


View of the cliffs from midway down View of the cliffs from midway down
You can see how different plants can shelter halfway up the cliff, avoiding the onslaught of the toxic eucalyptus forest.

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Rainforest boardwalk


Boardwalk through the endangered temperate rainforest Boardwalk through the endangered temperate rainforest
If it wasn't for the shelter of the steep cliffs, the eucalptus trees would have overwhelmed and poisoned this temperate rainforest 200 million years ago.

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Me in the rainforest on the boardwalk


Boardwalk in the rainforest halfway down the cliff Boardwalk in the rainforest halfway down the cliff
Me!

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Microclimates on the cliffs


Microclimates Microclimates
Another shot showing the many different microclimates on the cliff, each with its own plant and animal life. It would be great to have a cottage hidden away in one of the secluded pockets of greenery, where you could rest peacefully away from the rest of the world.

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Blue Mountains Youth Hostel


Blue Mountains Youth Hostel Blue Mountains Youth Hostel
I stayed here for two nights. Excellent accomodations! It used to be an art deco guest house, and has been converted into a wonderful hostel. It's great staying in a hostel, if you don't mind sharing a room (and showering) with dozens of athletic university students that are backpacking their way across the country.

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Katoomba Youth Hostel Bunk Room


Youth Hostel Bunk Room Youth Hostel Bunk Room
My bunk room in the Katoomba Youth Hostel. I only shared with three others.

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Art Deco koi pond


Art Deco koi pond Art Deco koi pond
One of the many features of this beautiful hostel.

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For Mokie and Eekers!


For Mokie and Eekers! For Mokie and Eekers!
I had breakfast each morning while watching the koi in the pond. Very friendly and intelligent fish, they always came to visit and ask for snacks.

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