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im a lover of all things natural besides man made structures. this thread can be devoted to great natural structures around the great state of NSW.
Tall trees and rocks and always extraordinary!
heres some i can think of that are pretty spectaular.

Hanging Rock



World heritage listed BLUE MOUNTAINS!




Balls Pyramid (550m) "natural skyscraper"
The Lord Howe Island Group is located 440 miles (700 km) northeast of Sydney. The islands, like Balls Pyramid, are the erosional remnants of a shield volcano and caldera that formed about seven million years ago. Balls Pyramid is 10 miles (16 km) south of Lord Howe Island.

 

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Dick Smith ( ala Dick Smith electronics) was one of the first people to climb Balls Pyramid back in the 1970's when he sailed his boat with his mates out there and they climbed it. Amazing plants and wildlife living right at the top !!!
Amazing really.
 

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^ i saw that special on ABC just a few months ago. they revisted it 30 years later. same mates. they should make a movie out there. top spot.taller then any skyscraper atm!
 

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views from Warrah trig lookout yesterday. view east towards Palm Beach

 

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anyone been on the Skyway car at Blue Mountians. its brilliant
 

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^ yes the scenic Railway is the worlds steepest !! amazing ride. After passing through the tunnel, the railway reaches the spine-chilling angle of 52 degrees. In real-life, the tram takes about 1½ minutes to descend 178 metres (587 feet) into the Jamison Valley, covering a total distance of 415m (1360') at a speed of 4 metres/second.



elevation (equivalent of riding down from roof of Grosvenor Place for over 400m)

 

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Pics of the new Skycar in Katoomba there are two now. It has a LCD floor which is initially dark but becomes transparent as it moves out over the Jamison Valley floor making it a glass bottom skyway.









How about a giant waterfall of mist


And beautiful sunsets. not to mention the wonderful air up here.
 

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^ yes, easliy one of best cable car rides in world. simple stunning. and its only a couple of hours from sydney.im pretty sure its one of the hurried stop -overs for japanese tourists when there visiting sydney for the week.they love it, so do the shops in Katoomba.
 

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Take the back road, ie, the road to Mudgee, with side trips to the small towns along the way: magic views especially back toward the Grt Div Range. Then go on to Tooraweena (sp?) and Coonabarabran for the Warrumbungles!! Bloody Amazing. This is a trip of at least 3 days if you are "to do it any way decent".
Not bad is the road from Dubbo to Coonabarabran (Coona) as you approach
the Warrumbungles.
Don't forget to divert to see Binnaway for two reasons: 1. so you can say that you've "been away to Binnaway"; and, 2. b/c I spent the first 10 years of my life there and knew even then that it was a good place to get away from despite its pretty setting.
 

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100m high cliffs at north head
 

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another pic of 3 sisters and blue mountians, just breathtaking



300m high cliffs.'watch that first step. its a doozy

 

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what a great place Barrington tops is. ive been there 4w drive and walking. just amazing
 

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Unfortunately the Barrington guest house caught on fire and was burnt down. Cute building. Loved sitting on the verandah with a drink. Barrington Tops has some great places to visit. A very rugged part of the Great dividing range!

Port Stephens is about 45 minutes north of Newcastle. Some great beaches in the area and a great pie shop on the main street. Mmmm......lobster and barramundi pie!
 
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