I pointed the trusty WRX at the Kiama mountain pass and fanged it toward Katoomba. I lived in Katoomba for a year. I was at a real crisis point in my life, and I was kinda loosing it. Katoomba let me retreat and rebuild myself. It was a very dark period and a healing period at the same time. Healing? Mainly healing from my own stupidity and shithouse choices if I’m honest.
I perhaps needed to spend more time there to properly asses the place. It is always captivating and beautiful, however it had lost a little of its bohemian charm. The ice age had hit the place, and burnt out hippies and shabby lad dickheads gronked up the vibe. Again, I needed to spend more time in the place, and take my nose out of my book or glass of wine and get to know the current locals better. I’ll reserve my judgement at this point.
Terrain? Oh hell yeah! There is so much stuff to skate. Weird, fun and challenging stuff.
Lawson is my favourite. I would love to hit here with the crew. I had a fun dork around on my lonesome
The best warm up spot ever? Katoomba mini bowl thingie
Katoomba park was always pretty crappy. The DIY style makeover is total fun
I set up camp at Ingar Billabong
The road in got quite challenging at times
The food is always spectacular. The bush is the highlight though. I awoke at dawn to have the mountains to myself. Aboriginal people from far and wide brought their sick here to heal. The eucalypt trees fill the air with an invigorating scent, intensified by the mist.
The mist rolled in through the valleys
The rocks opals as the sun hits
And the blue
And the Eucalyptus