Contrary to the opinion of popular 90s girl band TLC, we're all for chasing waterfalls! Thanks to our pals at Adrenalin.com.au, we sent our #BondsStyle blogger Ellese Chloe on an adventure to the Blue Mountains to find a few of her own. Check it out below...
I absolutely love exploring, so I jumped at the opportunity to join Bonds on one of Adrenalin.com.au’s exciting adventure-filled activities. After much deliberation of all the potential escapades on offer (including some brief self-questioning if I had the courage to go skydiving…the answer was most-definitely no), I decided on something a little closer to the ground – a Blue Mountains waterfall hike!
Despite seeking out plenty of waterfalls overseas, I realised I hadn’t properly explored the ones in my own backyard, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Prepared for anything in my Bonds active wear and a coffee in hand, we met with our guide for the day Lola. During our drive up Lola promised we would most definitely be experiencing plenty of exercise, spectacular views, and of course – waterfalls.
After stocking us up with 3 litres of water and some trail mix to keep us energised, we entered the trail to begin our hike. We were immediately amazed by spectacular views of the mountainous scenery. The landscape of this Australian bush is truly incredible – lush, dense forests gives way to dry arid sandstone, before being again replaced by mini rainforests. The first half of the day involved descending down into the valley, allowing us to discover numerous waterfalls cascading down the mountain face. However, it also meant we had to hike back up to the top, which involved climbing over 100 close-to-vertical stairs!
Our reward after that intense workout was a picnic lunch atop one of the many waterfalls, before we were back on our way to finish off the trail. Spending the whole day engulfed in nature (and an absence of wifi) was such a refreshing experience, and such a lovely way to escape the city and breathe in plentiful fresh air. I was seriously impressed by the abundance on landscape we could experience just over an hour outside the city.
Thanks to Bonds and Adrenalin for letting me experience such a great day outside, exploring the Blue Mountains.
- Ellese x
Shop the Bonds Active range here.