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Scenic World Blue Mountains enjoys post revamp visitor boost

Scenic World Blue Mountains enjoys post revamp visitor boost
June 13, 2013

Blue Mountains attraction Scenic World has enjoyed a successful period of operation since unveiling its new $30 million Scenic Railway ride.

The ride, which includes a descent into the Blue Mountains rainforest, now features a new train with four Swiss designed carriages that allow passengers to choose their own adventure by adjusting their seat up to 20 degrees. This feature aims to challenge the adventurous passengers and accommodating those seeking a more 'laid back' journey.

The ride features an incline of 52 degrees, which can now be taken between 44 and 64 degrees down into the Jamison Valley.

The new experience in the enclosed glass roofed red carriages allows passengers to experience expanded views of the rainforest setting and Jamison Valley backdrop.

The redevelopment also includes a refurbished track, a new winch system and RFID technology wristbands replacing tickets.

Explaining the upgrade, Scenic World joint Managing Director Anthea Hammon (who shares the role with her brother David) stated "this redevelopment continues to honour the same depth of historical, cultural and environmental respect that our family has provided for three generations, but offers the visitor a new perspective which connects our visitors with a unique rainforest experience."

The new train is the fifth since the Hammons' grandfather Harry took over the mining lease in 1945 and converted the coal railway into a tourist attraction.

The train travels 310 metre through a cliff side tunnel and through the ancient rainforest taking 84 passengers every 10 minutes.

For more information go to www.scenicworld.com.au

13th December 2012 - FINAL RIDE FOR BLUE MOUNTAINS ICON

29th June 2012 - $30 MILLION UPGRADE FOR RAILWAY AT SCENIC WORLD BLUE MOUNTAINS


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