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On The Rocks Ghost Tour you can listen and be apart of “authentic ghost stories, learn the bizarre facts that lurk beneath the surface of Sydney’s historic rocks as you are led by your ghost host on a lantern lit walking tour”.
It was quite different to what I expected but very good. The Ghost Host of the tour was very theatrical and good at keeping the group in order. I never had any trouble hearing him and I found the story telling was superb. We started at Cadman’s cottage and worked our way up through the rocks and under the bridge, ending at an archaeological site in Milsons point. The rocks at night is very different to during the day.
The tour was not very scary, though there were a few moments that were a little spooky. Mostly the tour was just funny. The guide had a great sense of humour and managed to tell each of the stories in a way that had me smiling through most of the tour. Each participant of the tour was also given a role to play for each of the stories which kept everyone involved and really added to the experience.
A couple of the stories were a bit inappropriate for younger kids but it was all handled very well by the host. All and all I was amazed by how fun the tour was and how quickly it went, in compared to the rocks walking tour.
Yesterday I went on my Oz Trails Day Tour to The Blue Mountains. I was picked up out on the Great Western Highway at Faulconbridge by Hayden at 11.30am (most people departed from Sydney, but I live closer to The Blue Mountains). They had already been to Euroka Clearing at Glenbrook to look for kangaroos. However with the heat yesterday the kangaroos had retreated into the bush for shade and so they actually missed out on seeing them.
The bus is a 24 seater Mitsubishi Rosa. It was comfortable but certainly not flash. It does have air con but yesterday it was struggling. However with Hayden telling stories and bits of information we didn’t have time to focus on the heat.
First stop was at the village of LAWSON where we saw the aboriginal rock art (picture 8 in brochure) and Hayden gave some hands on experiences of local flora. Back on board we headed to WENTWORTH FALLS where the first stop is to the Kings Tableland (picture 4) which is spectacular and remote – there were no other tour groups here and Hayden delights in taking individual photos of customers standing near the cliff face!! Second stop was Wentworth Falls (pictures 5 and 9). This involves a bushwalk and approx 220 steps. There are toilets and an ice cream van at the parking area. Hayden accompanied us and again pointed out lots of interesting “bush things” When we were back on the bus he told us about the SCENIC WORLD RIDES and explained that he would take payment $25 per person which includes 3 rides. Skyway across to Scenic World, then Scenic Railway and Scenic Cableway. He told people so that they could get money ready for him in advance. He also offered that he would direct any people who did not want to do the rides to a short unguided bushwalk.
Then on to LEURA for lunch. Hayden pointed out the ATM and various cafes including the one to avoid – take too long to serve. The cafes are not too cheap in Leura because it’s a bit upmarket. There is a supermarket too. We had about 45 minutes to enjoy lunch and the shops before meeting Hayden back at the bus. He took the money for Scenic World and then we headed off. Hayden then drives around to the Scenic World car park via the place were he dropped off a few people with instructions for their unguided walk. He then goes into the centre to meet the people from the Skyway and escorts them on the other two rides with a guided tour along the boardwalk. We departed there about 3.30pm. Hayden hands out complimentary postcards which have OZ TRAILS website and telephone number. He also hands out a comment book. I left the tour near Springwood but they were heading to Olympic Park and the ferry.
We aware that the schedule can be mixed around a little depending on weather. Remember don’t promise that the customers WILL see kangaroos especially in this heat. It’s a great little tour and I think customers should be happy with the variety of scenery.
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