Last August I took a short trip to Sydney with a friend. We had 3 nights in Sydney and 2 nights in Katoomba, by the Blue Mountains National Park. We got a “MyMulti3” weekly pass that allowed us all the transport we needed (actually more than we needed): CityRail, Buses, Ferries, and CityRail Intercity to get us to Katoomba. There was a small surcharge on a CityRail return to the airport. The MyMulti3 was under $60 USD, I believe, but I don’t recall the airport charge. We bought the pass at the airport before one gets on the train. Very easy. http://www.cityrail.info/tickets/which/mymulti So - this report is featuring the Blue Mountains. After a fun 3 days in Sydney, where we had wonderful luck with the weather, we hopped on the train to Katoomba, which we considered to be an easy place to stay to see the Blue Mountains and get in some good walking in the short time frame we had. It took about 2hrs. from Central Station in Sydney. It was a rainy day, but nice views could still be had on the way (although photos didn’t work out). Train was not crowded and it was a pleasant enough ride. Arrival in Katoomba. We were staying at two B&B’s, essentially because the first (preferred one) could not accommodate us for both nights. We made the arrangements while in Sydney. We weren’t sure until we arrived in Australia whether we would actually make the trip to the mountains. Very glad we did, of course. The B&B owner picked us up from the station and drove us the short distance to the home. After that, we walked everywhere. There are buses and a shuttle/trolley that drive around the small town of Katoomba and deliver folks to sites, but we were well within walking distance of the National Park trails. We got settled in our room then walked to a restaurant for lunch. It was called the Common Ground Cafe. Very small. We waited a bit for a table. Food was fine. Nothing exceptional, although it gets rave reviews. It is, though, very unique inside ... I’m sure that’s why it’s so popular. I don’t have any photos though. It was still a bit rainy as we left so we decided to just stroll around town a bit, pick up some beer, and head back to the B&B to relax in the late afternoon. That evening we walked again to “main street” area of town for dinner, but I can’t say I remember much about it! I remember all the meals/restaurants being fine, but nothing particularly memorable.