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Breakfast Run to Skyway Brasserie at Katoomba

Today we are heading for Breakfast at the Skyway Brasserie, Katoomba, which is just off Scenic Drive at the head of the Scenic Railway, Sceniscender and Skyway.  We will start on F4 heading West, exit North at Mulgoa Rd, cross the Nepean River on Springwood Rd (aka Hawkesbury Rd) and climb the escarpment to the Hawkesbury look out.  After a brief stop, rejoin the Gt Western Hwy in Springwood, then on to Katoomba.

Meeting Point:     Car park beyond the pumps, Star Service Station, Eastern Creek, on F4 heading West
Time:      7:30am           Gather at meeting point
8:00am           Depart Star Service station
9:30am           Approx arrival at Skyway Brasserie
Distances:  approximate from Star Service Station.

Route Card

Trip Way to go
0.0 Set trip odometer and head West along F4
19.5 Take MULGOA Rd exit and turn right to Penrith & Richmond
21.5 Straight on at roundabout on Mulgoa Rd
23.0 Cross Great Western Hwy at lights, becomes Castlereagh Rd
23.9 Straight on at roundabout, still on Castlereagh Rd
25.3 Left at roundabout, stay on Castlereagh Rd, past Regatta Centre.  Road bends right again West of Regatta Centre.
41.7 Left into Springwood Rd to Springwood and Katoomba, cross Yarramundi Bridge (Carefully!)
52.9 Stop at Hawkesbury lookout for view and 10 mins break.
Continue on through Hawkesbury Hts & Winmalee to Valley Hts
62.3 Right at roundabout to Katoomba on Silva Rd
Left into George St
62.5 Right onto Great Western Hwy and proceed to Katoomba.
92.7 Left at lights (2nd set there are two close together) to Katoomba Town Centre
92.8 Left at roundabout
93.1 1st right into Katoomba St (main shopping street)
Straight on at Stop sign at bottom of hill
94.5 Right into Katoomba Falls Rd becomes Cliff Dr
Past Kiosk on left and caravan Pk on right
95.5 Next left to Scenic Railway.  Park in multi-story car park on left (it is free).  
In Scenic world building, follow Bistro sign up stairs to left.

Breakfast buffet costs $14.50 ea with self-serve coffee or $16.50 ea with espresso from the counter.  Enjoy.
[Prices April 2002, Ed] Book ahead.

Breakfast finishes the organised part of the run.  You are now free to enjoy the area at your leisure but beware that some of the lookouts are at the end of dirt roads.

Suggestions: 

bulletvisit the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Govetts Leap  - proceed on GW Hwy to Blackheath, turn right at lights by Ivanhoe Hotel into Govetts Leap Rd, Heritage centre on left at roundabout.  Suggest you leave your car at the Heritage Centre and walk down to Govetts Leap lookout, as there are savage road humps on the way down (none on way back up).
bulletBack to the GWH and on to Mount Victoria for a pub lunch then return home via Bells Line of Road.

 Put together by Hugh Buckle and John Burton, CDCofA Inc, February 2002

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