Blue Mountains tourist attraction featuring a scenic skyway, cableway, and incline railway...
Scenic World is a tourist attraction set in the heart of Australia's beautiful Blue Mountains.
The attraction offers a range of experiences to help visitors explore the World Heritage site, including an aerial skyway and a 52° incline scenic railway which descends into the Jamison Valley.
Scenic World is home to the infamous Orphan Rocker rollercoaster, a ride which began being constructed in 1984 but, despite years of work and promises of imminent opening, never carried a member of the general public. The coaster was designed with swinging mine-car style trains which would have provided extra thrills as it navigated around the 2756 feet of track that wove around the cliff 700ft above the valley floor. Scenic World battled for years to get the ride open, stumbling over changing health and safety regulations and the financial demands of the rest of the site, but seems to have finally given up as parts of the track were removed in 2017.
Despite the failure of Orphan Rocker, Scenic World is still a worthwhile experience. There's plenty to see and the Blue Mountains are world renowned for their beauty. Even on a less-than clear day, a trip on the Cableway to Scenic Railway descend into the valley will take visitors to the start of a boardwalk through the spectacular ancient rainforest.
The world's steepest passenger railway descends into the Jamison Valley
Scenic cable car ride between two Blue Mountains cliff tops
Elevated 2.4km long boardwalk through the rainforest
The infamous rollercoaster which never opened to the public
Misty day in the Jamison Valley
Scenic Skyway in the station
The Scenic Skyway emerges from the mist
Scenic World is part of the Blue Mountains National Park
Part of the Orphan Rocker track can be seen from the Scenic Railway's top station
Visitors disembark from the Scenic Railway
Riding the world's steepest passenger railway
The view from the front
Orphan Rocker's track runs parallel to part of the Scenic Railway
Scenic Railway car in the lower station
The steepest incline railway in the world
The steep track climbs out of the valley
Replica of the original "Mountain Devil" scenic railway car
Reconstruction of the Katoomba Coal Mine
A shack in the rainforest
Blue Mountains wildlife