Prince William stood at the edge of a sheer cliff in the Blue Mountains, while Kate Middleton stayed well back on safer ground.

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Prince William stands on the edge of a cliff as he and Kate Middleton visit the Narrow Neck Lookout and observe abseiling by the Mountain Youth Services group in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, west of SydneyReuters

The royals visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney, as they continue their Down Under tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stopped in the Blue Mountains town of Winmalee to meet with firefighters and locals affected by wildfires that swept through the region in 2013, destroying more than 200 homes.

William and Kate also visited a Girl Guides hall, where they planted a tree, and took in the sweeping views of the mountains.

William and Kate pose for a photograph at Echo Point with The Three Sisters in the background
William and Kate pose for a photograph at Echo Point with The Three Sisters in the backgroundGetty
Prince William and Kate watch a member of the Mountain Youth Services group abseil in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba
Prince William and Kate watch a member of the Mountain Youth Services group abseil in the Blue Mountains town of KatoombaReuters
Members of the public photograph the royals at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains
Members of the public photograph the royals at Echo Point in the Blue MountainsGetty
Locals from the Blue Mountains suburb of Winmalee, which suffered extensive damage during major bushfires in 2013, await the arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William
Locals from the Blue Mountains suburb of Winmalee, which suffered extensive damage during major bushfires in 2013, await the arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince WilliamReuters
Kate receives flowers and gifts from children
Kate receives flowers and gifts from childrenGetty
The Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she arrives at the Blue Mountains suburb of Winmalee
The Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she arrives at the Blue Mountains suburb of WinmaleeReuters
Kate Middleton meets firefighters during a visit to Winmalee, a Blue Mountains that was damaged by bushfires in 2013
Kate Middleton meets firefighters during a visit to Winmalee, a Blue Mountains that was damaged by bushfires in 2013Reuters
Prince William plants a Summer Red Eucalyptus tree at Winmalee Guide Hall in Yellow Rock
Prince William plants a Summer Red Eucalyptus tree at Winmalee Guide Hall in Yellow RockGetty
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with Girl Guides after planting a tree at the Winmalee Guide Hall
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with Girl Guides after planting a tree at the Winmalee Guide HallGetty