A very bumpy road leads to the starting point. You need a driver with a four-wheel drive. This trail to the beautiful St.
Morning and afternoon is the best time for birding. I recommend the afternoon because it is a bumpy, gravel road and takes some time to get to the starting point.
Best months are during the dry season from December until May. Driest months are February to May. Day temperature always around 30 C°/ 86°F in Soufriere a bit colder and a higher humidity in the forest. Most sunshine in March. However, rain can always occur in the rainforest. The rainy season lasts from June to November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods. Wettest month is September.
We started the hike from Govetts Leap towards Cliff Top Track to Evans Lookout, down to Govetts Gorge, via Rodriguez Pass, downstream along Govetts Creek and to Junction Rock.
This 7 to 8 hours trail can be hiked throughout the year but it's best in autumn (March/April) and late spring (October/November). During summer it is hot inside the canyon and also for the climb out. Important; check the water level of Greaves & Govetts Creek first at the information center. Flooding can occur after heavy rainfalls.
Most rainfall in summer from November to March/February. Winter months are drier and sunnier. The precipitation at the Blue Mountains is similar to Sydney. Snow is not very common. In the summer, day temperatures can increase up to 35 degrees and even more but are mostly bearable. Nights are pretty cool. Nevertheless, each season is different and can be great for hiking in the Blue Mountains.
Yellow-tailed black cockatoos can be spotted during summer, the winter season is too cold for them.
The Three Sisters are located close to Katoomba. The names of the three rocks from the left to the right are Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m).
The Three Sisters rock formation and Echo Point are the most popular part of the Blue Mountains. To avoid the crowds come here early morning. For a good shot, they are best from midday until afternoon - perfect light on a sunny day. It's very crowded here with lots of tour buses. The hike itself is quiet and peaceful and the ideal way to enjoy the Blue Mountains' nature. Fewer crowds during winter.
More precipitation during summer from November to March/April. Winter months are drier and sunnier. The rainfall at the Blue Mountains is similar to Sydney. In the summer, day temperatures can increase up to 35 degrees and even higher but are mostly bearable. Nights are pretty cool. Nevertheless, each season is different and can be marvelous for hiking in the Blue Mountains.