Tag Archives: Family-friendly

Sustain Cafe - Lawson
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New café, bar, restaurant and retail openings in the Blue Mountains town of Lawson have made bypassing this village a thing of the past. When driving to or from Sydney through the Blue Mountains you’d be forgiven for not really noticing Lawson. But for a pub and a row of shops-for-lease lining the Great Western Highway, there […]

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Fantastic pizza, a great atmosphere, craft beers on tap and the high chance of live music later on make this pizza place in Katoomba one of the Blue Mountains’ best casual eating spots – perfect for families and groups of friends. The pizzas are all named after towns in the Blue Mountains and are listed […]

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When you’re on your own, it’s all about the coffee. With kids, it’s: “How can I keep these rascals – I mean, loves of my life – entertained while I enjoy a moment of peace?” Thankfully a handful of café owners in the Blue Mountains understand this parental plight and cater for both children and adults, […]

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For travellers staying more than a few days in the Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves makes for an excellent day trip. As the world’s oldest known open caves, Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area are truly fascinating. The cave system itself is huge, with over 300 entrances, but only 11 caves are open […]

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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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Nostalgic sweets and a spacious outdoor play area make visiting this café a fairytale experience for families. Run by the owner of Josophan’s Fine Chocolates and Café Madeleine in Leura, Jodie Van der Velden, The Gingerbread House in Katoomba is a celebration of all things sweet and fun. Housed in a 100-year-old renovated church, inside it’s a […]

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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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