Today is International Mountain Day and to celebrate we are showcasing all our fave mountains frequented by JUCY lovers around the world. Mountains are awesome for travellers to check out on their adventures - not only do they provide amazing views from the top you there's usually a hike to get to the summit, so it's a great way to get the heart pumping, some fresh air into those lungs, and the legs cranking in between long stretches on the road!
1. Mount Tomaree - Port Stephens, NSW
Mount Tomaree is located near Port Stephens, a small township a few hours north of Sydney. The views from Mt Tomaree are best viewed at sunrise - the 2.2km steep hike to the top is sheltered, so it's an amazing surprise to emerge and see the incredible ocean views with the sun peeking over the horizon. Here's some more info on the scenic walk, and check out the sunrise below which were captured on our JUCY NSW trip in April!
2. Pigeon House Mountain, NSW
There are two things you need to know about Pigeon House Mountain. One, it's got a really cute name, and two, it's just under five hours' drive from JUCY Sydney branch. You should also know that it's really close to the beautiful township of Milton, which is definitely worth a visit if you're road tripping the South Coast. Here's a great pic by Sue Kang, on a JUCY trip in June.
3. The Blue Mountains, NSW
More of a mountain range, but it would be crazy to miss out this incredible World Heritage Area. Located just 90 minutes from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are not to be missed if you're in the area. There's some great lookout spots, including Echo Point (where you can view the Three Sisters), Sublime Point Lookout, and Govetts Leap Lookout. There's heaps of bush walks and adrenaline-pumping activities to do - I recently went abseiling there which was terrifying, but amazing! For more info, check out the Destination NSW website here.
4. St Mary's Peak, SA
The highest point in the sublime, sun-drenched Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 1171m-high St Mary Peak offers a 360-degree panorama of saw-toothed ranges, salt lakes, and the surrounding plains. St Mary's Peak is a six hour drive north of Adelaide, but with our new JUCY Adelaide branch offering campervans, it's the perfect destination to head to for a long weekend of adventuring.
5. Mt Oberon Summit Walk, Wilson's Promontory, VIC
Mt Oberon is part of the Wilson's Promontory National Park - an incredible region four hours south-east of our JUCY branches in Melbourne. There is so much to do at Wilson's Prom, but making sure you get up Mt Oberon to take in the INSANE view is a must-do when you visit. Find out more about the hike here.