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Cosy, friendly, independent bookstores abound in the Blue Mountains, with well-read staff and shelves teeming with everything from bestsellers to rare finds. Pop into one of these beautiful bookshops or visit their websites to find your next treasured read. MEGALONG BOOKS – LEURA Where: 183 The Mall, Leura NSW 2780 When: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Phone: (02) 4784 1302 Visit Megalong Books’ website. […]

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Don’t let travel restrictions and social isolation stop you from journeying to the Blue Mountains (virtually) for beautiful, locally made gifts. Artisans and makers of the Blue Mountains are coming together online to host a virtual online market just in time for Mother’s Day. The Blue Mountains Makers Mother’s Day Virtual Market will see 40 […]

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While plans to visit the Blue Mountains may have been put on hold due to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean you can’t see it… One of the Blue Mountains’ most celebrated photographers – Gary P. Hayes – has a landscape photography and drone video portfolio to make any nature lover giddy with awe. If these images don’t get you excited […]

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Growing up in the country with a small orchard in the backyard meant that nearly all year round there was always fruit to be had. My favourite time was around April when the Jonathan apple tree bore the most juicy, crisp apples imaginable – so good that I was known to pack nothing but apples […]

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Leonard the Lyrebird is an award-winning children’s book set in Blue Mountains, Australia, written by Jodie McLeod (me!) – a Blue Mountains local and longtime creative writer, journalist and editor (also editor of this website) – and illustrated by the very talented Katoomba artist Eloise Short.  **NEWS FLASH** A follow-up to Leonard the Lyrebird is currently underway – LILAH THE […]

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