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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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If I lived any closer to Springwood I’d spend so much time at Dbl Ristretto I’d have to start paying rent. It’s very hard to find fault with the coffee, atmosphere and food here, and while I wish it had wifi I suspect there’s a reason it’s not offered… to deter people like me from lingering too long! The […]

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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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The Baker’s Wife café in Springwood has gone against the grain of standard café offerings, basing its menu loosely on the healthy food and lifestyle trend of paleo. That means goodbye cake and hello smoothies with curious ingredients like coconut yoghurt, spirulina and chia seeds; lots of freshly squeezed and cold-pressed juices, and vegetable-rich salads. For sweets it’s […]

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When it’s winter in the Blue Mountains, sometimes all you want to do is snuggle up by an open fireplace and drink a hot chocolate or a glass of red. Here are some of the best cafés and pubs where you can do just that. Wisteria Place, Leura Serving Campos coffee, all-day breakfast and now open for […]

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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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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… Wisteria Place, Leura Using Campos beans and made by the café’s meticulous barista and owner, Alan, the coffee at Wisteria Place never fails to fill […]

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The focus of this café, as you probably guessed, is the coffee. Roasted here in the Blue Mountains, the coffee has a delicate strength and drinking it is a pleasure, made even more enjoyable knowing the care that has gone into the whole process of making it. The founder of Cassiopeia, Zac Suito, is a […]

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