What a feat of engineering to create these 3 rides so that mere mortals like us can enjoy the scenery and get close to nature without breaking a sweat?! The glide 270m over treetops for spectacular views of the Katoomba falls, Orphan rock, Mount Solitary and The Three Sisters was remarkable.
It was an overcast, cold, windy winter's day. The strong winds and biting cold left me breathless, literally, as I willed my fingers to work the camera so I could capture a fraction of nature's marvels at the lookout point just 1 minute's walk from the Skyway station.
The railway ride was next and though my mind knew it wasn't a roller coaster, when the carriage started tipping and I caught a glimpse of how steep the track down was, I hung on for dear life and willed my stomach not to flutter. The walk around the rainforest was very pleasant and we spotted several lyrebirds in close range.
The cableway way back up to the top was a relief, no need to climb uphill! It wasn't as dramatic as the other two rides but an interesting experience seeing the waterfall and escarpments from a different angle.
Definitely worth a visit. Saves time driving from one lookout point to other even though the atmosphere can get a little 'touristy' with groups arriving by the hordes. The tagline on the advertisements said 'accessible wilderness'. I'd have to wholeheartedly agree with that.