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Lifestyle : Blue Mountains Special Report 2013
1HERSA1 S008 ADVERTISEMENT For 68 years Sydneysiders have been escaping to the Blue Mountains to rejuvenate in Scenic World s pristine ancient rainforest. Millions of family memories have been created at this breathtaking site, photo albums around the world hold cherished images of a visit to the iconic Scenic Railway. e Scenic Railway, the world s steepest train - running at 52 degrees, has been re-imagined. Welcoming new visitors and the return of ma ny to experience the thrill again, Scenic World will help create a new generation of fa mily memories. A whole new visitor experience in the glass roofed red carriages awaits, offering expanded views of the rainforest setting a nd the spectacular Jamison Valley like never before. Visitors will be excited by the timelessly designed carriages that allow passengers to choose their ow n adventure by adjusting their seat up to 20 degrees, challenging the adventurous cliff ha nger and accommodating those seeking a more laid back journey. e $30M redevelopment also includes two new platforms, a refurbished track a nd a new winch system. e platforms feature a fresh interpretation of the story of the world s steepest train, that will continue to be introduced over the coming months. e new Scenic Railway along with the Cableway, Skyway and Walkway provide exceptional access to this unique environment. As custodians of this unique site, the Hammon family is passionate about preser ving this iconic Australian experience. Overseeing the project are Joint Managing Directors and siblings, Anthea and David Hammon. "This redevelopment honours the deep historical, cultural and environmental commitment that our family has shown to this place for three generations. We can now o er a new perspective that connects our visitor to an unrivalled experience in this World Heritage-Listed area. We are particularly excited about sharing our unique story, allowing our visitors to engage with a rich site and family history we are so proud of." they said. e new train will be the h since Anthea and David s grandfather, Harry Hammon, took over the lease of the Katoomba Colliery in 1945, converting the coal railway into a tourist attraction. ree generations later it is still family owned a nd run, and has become Australia s most visited privately owned tourist attraction. With the new Scenic Railway opening in time for Easter and the school holidays, it is the perfect opportunity to experience Scenic World and start creating a new generation of family memories. e new Scenic Railway opens Friday March 29, 2013. For visitor information visit www.scenicworld.com.au 01 Mountain Devil Mark I 02 Mountain Devil Mark II 03 Mountain Devil Mark III 04 Mountain Devil Mark IV 05 The new Mountain Devil Mark V An Australian Favourite is Reborn iG5901903AA-280313 8 THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
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