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True Blue Mountains creator Jodie McLeod has written a children’s book set in the Blue Mountains called Leonard the Lyrebird, and she needs your help to bring it to life!  Enough with the faux third-person intro… I have written a children’s book and I’m appealing to all True Blue Mountains readers to help turn it into a REAL THING by […]

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This buzzing bar and restaurant turns up the cool-factor of the mid-Blue Mountains yet another notch. It’s slightly exciting when talented people with very good taste team up to open a bar and restaurant in your neighbourhood. Mesa Barrio is the work of four local lads with plenty of skill and no pretensions. Yet their […]

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Autumn is the season for picking wild mushrooms in the Blue Mountains – especially after rain. It was thanks to a guest staying at Luxury Bush Escape that I found out about the wild, edible mushrooms growing in my backyard. The guest was in town picking mushrooms for his business Autumn Harvest, which supplies high-end […]

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The last thing Anonymous needs is another blogger telling the world about how good it is, but I’m about to. The café’s photogenic fare served on wooden boards makes it an Instagrammer’s paradise, which probably accounts somewhat for the fact it’s almost always packed – that, and it’s located on the can’t-miss-it corner of the Great […]

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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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Mar-2016

It was love at first latte at this cool new little café in Lawson, and with the simple, contemporary décor, the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff (and being next door to Bullaburra!) I can tell the love’s going to last. At this stage there is only a handful of sweets and […]

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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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Taking a dip in a natural waterhole is a quintessential Blue Mountains summer experience. Here are five of the best places to bathe in the bush. It’s hot. You’ve just been for a hike. Or maybe you just want to spend a day in the Blue Mountains doing something interesting, fun and insanely pleasurable. Time to […]

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Prepare for a steep 400m descent and an even longer (it feels) walk out from this swimming hole at Silver Cascades in Mount Victoria. Keep in mind, though, that the more arduous the walk in, the more private and peaceful your swimming experience will be. Even if it’s not swimming season, a walk to this […]

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