Lucas Cave exit

Why the world needs more long weekends

Heading up to the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves for a couple of days, followed by a day trip to Jervis Bay and Kiama made for an amazing Easter break.

From long walks on misty mountain tracks, to stepping back 340 million years in time, to soaking up the deliciously warm seaside sunshine  – it was the perfect blend of adventure and laidbackness.

Here are a few snapshots… each with its own little story.

The Wentworth Falls lake
The Wentworth Falls lake in the Blue Mountains. Rain and mist added a touch of mystery and isolation to what’s typically a busy family picnic spot.
Autumn hues setting off the grey, rainy backdrop beautifully.
Vibrant autumn hues setting off the grey, rainy backdrop.
See?
See?
Magic mist rolling over trees and hills... Blue Mountains has its charms on a clear day but this weather brings out its hidden magic.
Magic mist rolling over trees and hills… Blue Mountains has its charms on a clear day but this weather adds an edge of mystery to its sights and lookouts.
Not letting the wet weather put a dampener on spirits pays off. The walks are a delight!
Not letting the wet weather put a dampener on spirits pays off. The walks are a delight!
At Jenolan Caves - where time stands still. Jenolan Caves are one of the world's most spectacular cave formations, dating back 340 million years.
At Jenolan Caves, where time stands still. These are one of the world’s most stunning cave formations, dating back 340 million years.
Jenolan Caves
The caves are an Australian national treasure – mighty in their scale and rugged beauty.
Lucas Cave
Inside the Lucas Cave. With its awe-inspiring scale, it’s home to spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Water continues to drip through the rocks, glistening and carving history.
Lucas Cave exit
View from the top while exiting the cave. Mist, drizzle and the cold weather added an extra something to the atmosphere.
Day 3: On the way to Jervis Bay, we stopped by a lookout to take in the spectacular views of the Pacific and the Sea Cliff Bridge. the bridge is on the scenic Grand Pacific drive and links the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton.
Day 3: On the way to Jervis Bay, we stopped at a lookout to take in the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea Cliff Bridge. The bridge is on a tourist trail called the Grand Pacific drive and links the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton.
Paragliders
A popular spot for paragliding lessons, we arrived here just in time for a few takeoffs.

Paragliders

Paragliders

At Jervis Bay where were hopped onto a cruiser and went dolphin watching. Spotted a few but they were way too quick for the camera. So here's a  picture of the sparkling bay instead!
At Jervis Bay where we hopped onto a cruiser and went dolphin watching. Spotted a few but they were way too quick for the camera. So here’s a picture of the sparkling bay instead!

Fishing

The tiny town of Kiama - a tourist magnet for its blowhole.  Read more about it here.
The tiny town of Kiama – a tourist magnet for its gorgeous views and of course, the roaring blowhole. Read more about it here.
Just to clarify, the Kiama lighthouse does not actually lean. ;)
Just to clarify, the Kiama lighthouse does not actually lean. 😉
Waves crashing over rocks - a sight that never gets old or boring!
Waves crashing over rocks – a sight that never gets old or boring!
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