That's it for today. No sign of George and Catherine retired early while William popped in to say a quick hello to Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Admiralty House.
Join us tomorrow for live updates for day three of the tour, which will see the royals visit the Royal Easter Show and take in a Surf Live Saving demonstration at Manly Beach.
Prince William told some Girl Guides today that he didn't like school — Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) April 17, 2014
Is there another monarch on tour, but undercover? The British press pack are taking advantage of some down time to play "Spot the royal doppelganger".
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Royal correspondent for the Daily Express, Richard Palmer on what the British media will be looking out for as the Royals tour Australia.PT1M6S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-36s2c 620 349 April 16, 2014
Jenna Clarke: Beautiful candid shot of the Duchess taken by Fairfax Photographer Anthony Johnson.
#DuchessOfCambridge, "I've wanted to come to Australia for such a long time. It's amazing finally be here & to see some of the countryside." — Robert Jobson (@theroyaleditor) April 17, 2014
As he watched abseilers dropping down the cliff at Narrow Neck Lookout, Prince William stepped to within inches of the edge to have a really good look out, without wearing a safety harness.
"He took a bit of a lunge and a few people held their breath, gasped and readied their hands to grab him," said manager of the Blue Mountains Youth Service, Damien Cooper.
"He was fine of course, he knew what he was doing. I think his military background prepared him well for it."
Tim Williams of the Blue Mountains Adventure Company added: ‘‘He was very calm on the edge he didn’t worry about the safety briefing to stay a fair distance back.
"He just stepped up to have a cool look over. He said it would be nice to come back another time and have a good himself.
"They were both keen it was just their attire that held them back. It's a bit difficult to abseil in a suit and dress."
William's James Bond moment. Photo: Wolter Peeters
Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill has told AAP there was ‘‘great excitement’’ among townspeople who were keen to get a glimpse of William and Kate, and he hoped the media coverage would show the region was open for business.
‘‘The economy has not recovered from the fires and we need to attract visitors back to the mountains ... This coverage will bring people back,’’ he said after the 30 minute visit.
Pat Woods, 71, from Bathurst, chatted with Catherine after showing the royal her Highgrove souvenir bag.
"I was a bit overcome. She asked where I came from and said it was lovely to meet me. I was really delighted," said Ms Woods, who had driven two and a half hours to see the royals.
"She was just what I thought she'd be - really nice and just an ordinary, nice, down to earth person."
Is Kate trying to make flat shoes obsolete? The woman can even do the gardening in a stacked heel and still look immaculate.
Kate planting the commemorative Eucalyptus Summer Red.
The couple taking in the views around Echo Point.
They were given a special tour conducted by manager of the Mountain Youth Services Team, Damian Cooper and MYST Team Co-ordinator Maddy Forwood.
Taking in Echo Point. Photo: Daisy Dumas
It was a case of thousands of people looking at two people looking at the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains as a crowd of over 2000 turned out to see their royal highnesses take in Katoomba's most famous landmark.
There was a view there somewhere - if it wasn't for the flags, excited schoolchildren and riot vehicles blocking the way.
While the large crowd remained almost unnervingly quiet, perhaps reverentially so, the Duke and Duchess stopped and talked with five girls, who gave them posies of flowers. They included three cousins from Sydney and five-year-old Ellie Girdling, from Katoomba, who was plucked from the crowd by a royal minder.
Many had been in situ since 8.30am, waiting at the famous lookout for their chance to see an altogether different view to what normally is normally associated with the beauty spot.
While George will get some possum fur, William and Catherine won't miss out on the animal-inspired gift front, the couple will receive a kangaroo skin cloak to share.
Prince George going to be given a possum fur cloak at Echo Point comprised of seven skins. He can add to it on special occasions #royalvisit — Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 17, 2014
Jenna Clarke: While the couple are due to arrive at Echo Point any minute now, let's recap their morning in pictures shall we?
Royal Australian tour - Day 2
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Narrow Neck Lookout in Katoomba where they met with youth involved an adventure programme which included abseiling and team building exercises. Photo: Wolter Peeters
The real newsflash from the #RoyalTour tonight is that William isn't wearing a blue suit. It's just a blue BLAZER: pic.twitter.com/avfDb3klgr — Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls) April 17, 2014
Kate's Diane von Furstenberg dress sold out, on the designer's official e-boutique, in eight minutes.
There are still a few size 12s left though on some other high-end shopping sites around the internet, including Matches Fashion.
Megan Levy and Damien Murphy:
Two men have been detained by police in the Blue Mountains as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the area that was ravaged during last year's bushfires.
Inspector Joel Murchie, who is in charge of the police operation, confirmed that two men were detained and "moved on" by police in the vicinity of Buena Vista Road in Winmalee on Thursday.
Police officers were seen searching the men, who were apprehended as the royal couple were driving away.
A new TV show promoting a fake Prince Harry.
While we're on the topic of royals (and William and Kate enjoy a 45-minute drive to Echo Point), have you heard about a new reality TV show which is set to air in the US soon?
I Wanna Marry Harry has found a red-headed Brit to play William's younger brother and cast 12 unassuming women who will compete for the fake Harry's heart.
What will they think of next?
The royals haven't even been here for 24-hours and already one man has been arrested.
The Newcastle Herald reports that Peter Hoare was arrested and refused bail yesterday after "being a convicted person found with intent to commit an indictable offence".
Catherine leaving the Guide Hall. Photo: Damien Murphy
After planting a tree, Kate leaves the Guide Hall in Winmallee.
The couple are now headed for Echo Point.
William and Kate about to plant a tree pic.twitter.com/8wZwJKXrMr — Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) April 17, 2014
Mr Prince must have been referring to that time in New Zealand recently when Catherine beat him in a match while in New Zealand... in 3-inch heels.
The Duke has admitted he is a rubbish cricket player.
William told Valley Heights Fire Station Captain Stephen Price, who was gently ribbing the monarch about his skills with the bat and ball, that cricket isn't his forte.
"I've got a terrible cover drive myself," the Duke said.
Like what Kate's wearing for her first appearance on day 2?
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The dress that Kate wore on day 2.
Damien Murphy, who is with the royals at the Winmalee Guide Hall, has just told me that a lot of the locals who came out to see the couple have their puppies and dogs with them.
If that doesn't make Wills and Kate miss Lupo, nothing will.
Lupo, the royal hound.
Prince George and his new Aussie pet.
Prince George hasn't joined his parents on the road today.
My guess is that he's hanging out with his new Aussie mate, a giant stuff wombat, which he received from Governor-General Peter Cosgrove last night.
Here's Kate in her dress. pic.twitter.com/UA6MDDIybi — Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) April 17, 2014
No abseiling for Catherine today, she's wearing a monochrome patterned wrap dress by Diane von Furstenberg and royal blue cork wedges.
William is looking equally casually chic in an open neck shirt and an all blue ensemble.
Dressed to impress: the Duchess of Cambridge meets the locals on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images
Too busy trying to wrap your head around #Grangegate yesterday?
In case you missed it, William, Catherine and Prince George arrived in Sydney yesterday to the delight of thousands of fans who greeted them at the airport and on the steps of the Opera House.
Around 300 locals have turned out at the Winmalee Guide Hall to welcome the royal couple. The lawn is packed with eager fans hoping to catch a glimpse of William and Kate.
Interestingly, the trees around the area are still blackened and scarred but you can see some of the regrowth coming on now.
The couple, who are taking their time visiting locals who are still recovering from the fires, will plant a flowering Eucalyptus Summer Red at the hall shortly after they arrive.
It's Royal Blue Mountains this morning with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting the area devastated by bushfire last Spring. Then they head towards the Three Sisters at Echo Point before watching young Blue Mountain residents put on a display of abseiling and other activities in the bushwalkers paradise.
The locals are already out in force.
At Winmalee Girls Guides Hall on Singles Ridge Road, Yellow Rock, two local women appeared at 6.10am and plonked plastic chairs down outside the fence. The only other presence was a television crew. The women did not want to be named. “It was pretty chilly and we felt a bit stupid but wanted to make sure we saw Kate,” one of them said. “So we beat everyone, even the kids on holidays.”
As crowds started to gather at Winmalee, other locals proudly tied a ign to the fence. It read: “Welcome Kate and William & Lil’ George We Will Move Forward Because Of This Community’s (heat sign).”
Jenna Clarke: After, what we hope was a good night's sleep at Admiralty House, day 2 of the tour has just kicked off in Winmalee, north of Sydney.
Catherine and William are now meeting residents who were affected by the bushfires before heading to the local Guide Hall for some morning tea and a chat to local emergency services personnel.
Royal Australian tour - Day 1
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaving Sydney Opera House. Photo: Janie Barrett