July 29, 2013
Auckland to Sydney
For those of you paying attention to this sort of thing, the flight from Auckland to Sydney is the exact length of that first Hobbit movie.
The “Blue Mountains” are actually a series of canyons, similar to The Grand Canyon, except totally covered in a eucalyptus forest and inhabited by flocks of white cockatoos.
This whole area caught fire shortly after we left (not our fault).
Turns out that these Blue Mountains are very similar geographically to the USA’s Badlands: