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We were nervous about having High Tea at the refurbished Hydro Majestic in Medlow Bath. After years of driving past its fenced-off façade imagining what it would be like inside, the moment had come to find out. Our biggest fear was: what if it wasn’t any good, even after the $35 million restoration? The Blue Mountains has […]

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It’s as close as you’ll get to a theme park in the Blue Mountains, making it a hotspot for tourists; but don’t let that turn you off. Here are my tips for getting the most out of your visit to Scenic World. With around 1 million visitors annually, there’s one certainty about Scenic World in […]

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Recently voted Australia’s No. 1 hotel in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains takes luxury to new extremes. I had the pleasure of staying here a few years ago on a famil for Wellbeing magazine, and it’s is etched in my memory as the most overwhelmingly lavish resort and spa experience I’ve ever had. If […]

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There’s nothing worse* than being stuck inside with hyper-energetic children when it’s raining in the Blue Mountains. Here are some local family entertainment ideas that are perfect for those wet weather days. The great thing about visiting or living in the Blue Mountains is having an unending outdoor playground right at your doorstep. But when […]

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Funny name, serious relaxation: Sparadise in the Blue Mountains is the place to go for some quality R&R When a friend asks if you’d like to spend half a day soaking in a hot spa in the Blue Mountains for a mere $60, there is only one answer: hell yes. I’ve been meaning to go to […]

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Don’t let the rain put a dampener on your time in the Blue Mountains with these wet weather tips. You’ve come to see those beautiful Blue Mountains valleys, but you can’t see much beyond your outstretched arm for all the rain and mist. So what do you do? Whether you’re a local trying to avoid cabin […]

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Luxury Bush Escape is a studio guesthouse in the Blue Mountains, and at the time of writing was the No. 1 listing on Airbnb for the region. Here’s why I think it’s one of the best places to stay when you visit. As the host of Luxury Bush Escape I may be a little biased when recommending this private abode as one of […]

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