The chiming of the bellbirds, and the mists of the mountains....great land locked lakes of?
PAN. And ZOOM and TILT amongst trees.
Mountains,mists. (3 shots).
Megalong Valley edge.
Bus away Katoomba on side PAN with it.
Main street Katoomba.
Handbags and baskets three shots montage.
Man looking through books at street stall woman looks at table.
Montage three tourists agency signs.
Zoom to Blue Mountains City Council sign.
Car to halt at Govett's Leap.
Jeanette out slams door.
Jeanette and Geoff to front of car.
Shot of tablet naming Govett's discovered 1831.
Two walk towards sign.
Reverse angle hotel boundary sign dissolve.to hotel artists impression.
Top of tower - dissolve to PAN across valley dissolve.
TILT DOWN. To Bridal Veil Falls.
Car arrives revolving restaurant.
WIDE SHOT. Restaurant two in and across.
CU. She sits down, he walks around table.
LS Restaurant turning.
He points out scenery.
She looks, points and smiles.
Scenery past window.
CU. She looks through side of skyway car.
Katoomba falls TILT DOWN.
People look through hole in floor.
SHOT. Through hole.
SHOT. Past orphan rock back.
LS. Car along road.
Two walk towards echo point.
Tourist look over.
Both look out at scenery.
PAN. Left across valley to three sisters.
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Background: The chiming of the bellbirds, and the mists of the mountains....great land locked lakes of vapour, unbelievably white and vast...these are part of the magic which makes the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, one of Australia's greet scenic wonders...Hundreds of square miles of craggy cliff and deep valley and weird rock forms, like the Boar's Head.
Katoomba is the chief town of the big Local Government area which covers most of the Blue Mountains. At first glance, Katoomba is much like any other country town in Australia...there's the usual main street...and along the footpaths and usual parade of shopping baskets, string bags and prams.
Govett's Leap,at Blackheath, is one of the spots affected by a current upsurge in the development of tourist facilities in the mountains. A hotel is planned for Govett's Leap to cater for holiday makers. It's expected to cost nearly one-million pounds and will have six hundred bedrooms. The hotel will have a music shell, heliport, golf course, and a residential village, and will be topped by a tower, two hundred and fifty feet high, which will give tourists wide views of the mountain scenery...such as the Grose Valley.
Near Govett's Leap, too, are the Bridal Veil Falls - 3 thin stream of water dropping one-thousand feet, blown by the wind into a fine lace of spray.
Now to another new tourist attraction. This is a restaurant... but an unusual one...it has a big circular floor, which slowly revolves, so that, while you eat, you can watch the scenery without having to turn your head. The restaurant, turning six times an hour gives wide views of the Jamieson Valley.
Lunch over, it's time for a ride in the new Scenic Skyway. A cable five inches thick and fifteen hundred feet long carries the skyway car out over Cook's Crossing...and on the way provides a really bird's eye view of the scenery.
Millions of droplets of Eucalyptus oil given off by the trees refract the sunlight to provide the soft blue glow which gives the Blue Mountains their name.