09 May, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Grose Valley, Blue Mountains

The Grose Valley is a deep gorge west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains. The sandstone cliffs tower hundreds of meters above the Grose River. These photos were taken from the lookout at Govetts Leap.

There are claims the lookout was named after a bushranger named Govett.  After he robbed a bank, he refused to surrender while being chased by police .  He spurred his horse and disappeared off the waterfall which drops 450 m into the Grose Valley.  Great story but not much basis in fact.  It is more likely it was named after William Govett,  a surveyor who spent many years in the area.

Govetts Leap
Bridal Veil Falls surrounded by sandstone cliffs
Govetts Leap
Grose Valley from Govetts Leap.  The haze of blue comes from the Blue Gum forest. 

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely incredible & breathtaking! WoW! I have GOT to get there to experience those views for myself one day!

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  2. WOW!!!!!!! That is gorgeous, I want to go there one day! Alissa
    http://craftalicious-caper.blogspot.com/

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  3. I listened to a yarn during the week, that Sydney Harbour without the water, is like this. And was so a million or so years ago when it was 130 metres shallower.

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  4. Magnificent views! The Blue Mountains are an inspiring experience! I spent many a weekend there to escape a stressful job!

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  5. beautiful view, does any one climb the cliffs?

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  6. What an incredible view! Breahttaking!

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  7. Stunning. Extremely scenic, I love places (and photos) like these.

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  8. Hi, Vicki!

    Beautiful images. Great shots.

    Thank you for dropping by.

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  9. Great shots of a lovely scenic area.

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