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What Is The Ruined Castle In The Blue Mountains?

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The Blue Mountains is largely recognised for its endless variations of natural wonders.

At this national park, you can explore beautiful rock formations, gushing waterfalls, ancient cave systems, colourful forests, unique flora and fauna, and much more, all filled with a lifetime of experience and adventure.

Among some of these popular sites includes the Ruined Castle, one of the most historically rich, natural rock formations that will be sure to take your breath away.

If you want to learn more about the Ruined Castle and the activities you can do there, then keep on reading, because we have got you covered!

The Ruined Castle

The Ruined Castle is a collection of beautiful rock formations that overlook vast valleys and enormous waterfalls such as the popular Wentworth Falls.

They are named the Ruined Castle simply because, you guessed it, they look like a ruined castle from afar!

The popularity of the Ruined Castled is rooted in its historical origins, as it was once a mining village that began its existence in the late 19th century. Today, some remainings of the mining village are still present at the Ruined Castle.

In fact, archaeologists continue to discover different mining settlements and miners’ cottages around the area that help reveal more about what life was like in Australia back in the 19th century. 

If you plan to visit the Ruined Castle, then you are sure to come across spectacular and amazing pieces of history!

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How To Reach The Ruined Castle

To reach the Ruined Castle, you have to walk along a bush trail. The Ruined Castle bush trail is known to be one of the most scenic walks at the Blue Mountains, for you can truly experience nature to its fullest.

The adventure to the Ruined Castle begins at the Golden Stairs which descends deep into the famous Jamison Valley.

You’ll traverse through a cool rainforest with towering trees where you can spot unique flora such as towering sassafrass and incredible wildlife such as lyrebirds. 

Once you have traversed through the valley you will ascend a steep incline past a few large boulders and you’ll have arrived at your destination!

At the top of the Ruined Castle, you can view in all of its glory the beautiful sights of the Jamison Valley and the Cedar Creek Valley. You can even enjoy a small picnic as you gaze at the astounding sights before you!

The track itself can be quite difficult and challenging to traverse as there are some obstacles such as navigating through a steep hill towards the Ruined Castle. Nonetheless, this immersive experience in nature is definitely one for the books!

What Else Can I Do At Ruined Castle?

It is important to remember that the Ruined Castle is not commercially developed. Meaning to say, it still remains as large formation of rocks located on the side of a cliff.

As such, there are not many commercial activities you can do there, but that’s because the hiking trip itself is so spectacular.

With the hiking adventure itself and the breathtaking views of the valley landscape before you, the Ruined Castle is without a doubt an unforgettable lifetime adventure.

Additionally, on the way to the Ruined Castle, you can even stop by other famous Blue Mountains landmarks such as the Three Sisters, another iconic and popular rock formation in the national park. 

You can also stop by waterfalls for a quick refreshing break or camp under the stars in nearby campgrounds nestled deep within nature. If you’re lucky, you’d be able to spot a few kangaroos here and there also. 

As you can see, the Ruined Castle experience is an opportunity to completely immerse yourself and become one with nature.

It is an adventure that takes you to some of the best places that the Blue Mountains has to offer, serving up mindblowing scenery and historical exploration combined together.

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Final Thoughts

If you plan to visit the Blue Mountains in Sydney, you should hire a reputable tour guide to arrange the tour for you. This will give you peace of mind and you won’t need to worry about having to plan every aspect of your tour.

Therefore, if you are planning to visit the Blue Mountains, then look no further than FJ Tours Day Tours.

At FJ Tours, our friendly sightseeing day tours are the best way to maximise your travel time, which means you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains.

Find out more about FJ Tours Blue Mountains Day Tours here.

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