Year 8 students excursion to
Scenic World, in the Blue Mountains
In class we have been studying landscapes and landforms, so the excursion gave students the opportunity to see the results of natural erosion and how it creates different landforms and features along with practicing recently learned skills including field sketches.
Scenic World is located in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, and offers panoramas of wilderness, waterfalls, escarpment and rainforest.
Students were able to experience the Scenic Railway and it’s thrilling 52-degree incline (128% incline). It is the steepest passenger railway in the world. The Scenic Skyway where we were suspended between cliff tops 270 metres above the Jamison Valley.
We had spectacular views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and Mount Solitary. On the Scenic Cableway we had vantage points for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls as we ascended or descended into Jamison Valley. Finally, along the Scenic Walkway we saw the remnants of Coal mining in the area and the rejuvenated rainforest.
Students also became budding photographers with a competition being run for best photo. Watch this space for our competition showcase and winner announcements.