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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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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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Luxury Bush Escape is a studio guesthouse in the Blue Mountains, and at the time of writing was the No. 1 listing on Airbnb for the region. Here’s why I think it’s one of the best places to stay when you visit. As the host of Luxury Bush Escape I may be a little biased when recommending this private abode as one of […]

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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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A Blue Mountains children’s book – Leonard the Lyrebird – will come to life as a musical performance in Katoomba in February 2019. Mountain Concerts and Scenic World Blue Mountains are thrilled to present the world premiere of Leonard the Lyrebird: A Musical Story. Held at Scenic World, Leonard the Lyrebird: A Musical Story is an original composition […]

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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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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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This incredible lookout was only officially named ‘Lincoln’s Rock’ in 2013. Before that it went by a few different names: Flat Rock (it really is a big flat rock!), Wedding Rock (lots of couples have wedding-day photos taken there) and even Honeymoon Rock (if only the cliff was lined with sun lounges and waiters serving pina coladas!). Google recognises all its […]

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