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Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re a coffee-loving local, it pays to know where to get the best brew in the Blue Mountains. Here are my top coffee picks… Dbl Ristretto, Springwood Each coffee at Dbl is made with a double ristretto – the creamiest part of the espresso – to give a strong […]

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Leonard the Lyrebird is a 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.  After a successful crowdfunding campaign Leonard was published in September 2018 and is now available in numerous […]

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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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With single origin, cold-drip and batch brews using Campos Coffee beans on offer, The Church has seriously raised the bar for coffee in the lower Blue Mountains. This dedicated ‘brew bar’ is set inside a quaint timber church on the main café strip of Glenbrook. In the morning, two glimmering stained-glass windows filter the sunlight, […]

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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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A playful menu and premium coffee give this Blue Mountains café extra spark. “I’ll have the poached eggs and avocado,” I say to the waiter at Kickaboom café in Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. I’m half-expecting an eye-roll at the banality of my order when there are so many other interesting things on the menu, but […]

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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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Located at the city-side entrance to Blue Mountains National Park, Jellybean Pool in Glenbrook attracts Sydney day trippers and locals alike, making it very popular in the warmer months. Being so close to Sydney makes this pool as busy as an urban water park in summer, but a large sandbank means there’s usually enough dry […]

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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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