Sunset at Cahill Lookout, Blue Mountains

I grew up in places where the silhouette of the mountains never leave the horizon. They are always there, standing tall, reflecting a blue hue that compliments the sky. Every evening, as the last rays of the sun filter through a canopy of tall bamboo trees,  you can hear the howls of a dozen of foxes afar. 

I was young then,  a child who was scared to venture out in the dark.  But I still remember these mystical howls of the evening, every single day. My home state Assam,  a northeastern state in India,  is known for its biodiversity and beautiful landscapes.   You can imagine how much I missed the mountains when I moved thousand of miles away, to work in metropolitan cities.   

But a few years ago we made the decision to relocate to Sydney,  Australia. I was looking forward to better work-related opportunities, but what I didn’t know at that time was the city is so incredibly beautiful and diverse.  The surrounding area of Sydney is home to some magnificent landscapes and fauna.   

I am living in a place where the silhouette of the mountains prominently bedecks the horizon. The sunsets are magnificent and like me,  if you are a fan of twilight, you would hop into your car and drive an hour towards the Blue Mountains and watch the sun glide down the hills.   

The day was quite warm when I went there last December. But as the daylight slowly started diminishing, there was a steep drop in the temperature. Katoomba, generally is much colder than other suburbs, even in summer. When we reached Cahill Lookout, I waited outside our car,  staring into the never-ending wilderness. 

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This spot has become my most favorite place to watch a sunset in the Blue Mountains. It’s quiet and less crowded than other tourist spots like Echo Point. A place where I can admire the beauty and serenity of the mountains.

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I walked the path towards the Cahill Lookout when the sky started to turn orange. It feels surreal to watch the sun slowly, bit by bit,  disappear behind the mountains. But the show isn’t over yet.  The sky looks the best after sundown when the colors on the horizon look so spectacular that you just want to keep staring at it,  till the darkness envelops the milieu.

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25 thoughts on “Sunset at Cahill Lookout, Blue Mountains

  1. For a moment I was awestruck reading the description and then those mesmerizing pictures followed. Beautiful post ❤️

  2. What a gorgeous place! You managed to capture the light beautifully! I have never been to the Blue Mountains, but now I'd love to!

  3. What beautiful descriptions you have here. I’m a sunset/sunrise aficionado as well, so I can relate to what you’re saying. Once you find a spot with a killer view you want to go back time and time again.

  4. I also grew up in the shadow of a mountain so I really can relate to how you felt when you moved to the city. The Blue Mountains look beautiful and the sunsets are magical. It's great that you have access to such a stunning spot.

  5. You've described the Blue Mountains so beautifully it makes me want to go back. I lived in Sydney for 3 years and only got there once but I remember the sunset being magic too.

  6. I love love love Blue Mountains in Australia. I was lucky enough to visit them during my road trip on the East Coast last year. I think they were among one of my favorite places in the country. We took a trail of about 2 hours and it leads you right on the edge of the rocks with amazing views. You'll have such a great time living in Sydney! Congratulations on the move!

  7. What a gorgeous spot to watch the sunsets! Twilight is my favorite time of day and I can see that from this viewpoint it's just lovely.

  8. How lovely. I could sit for hours and watch mountains too… there is something so spiritual about Mountains…

  9. Wow I envy this vista that you relish everyday Raj- spectacualr also doesnt do it justice. Great photography!

  10. Ooh I don't think I know this place though there have been other beautiful places in the mountains to check out sunsets. You're right about how crowded Echo Point gets…it's frustrating sometimes. Beautiful pics!

  11. Reading about the sun setting behind the blue mountains and all those photographs make it seem enchanting to me. How beautiful will it be to see in real? I hope I have told you I spent the first 9 years of my life in Guwahati, Assam and have lived in homes by the hill and on the hill.

  12. What an amazing write-up..I could visualise the hills in your home state through your writing.. Lovely phoetos..I have heard that Australia is a beautiful state. Recently I visited Tauranga in NZ and was blown by its beauty. Hope to visit Sydney some day

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