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Darley's Restaurant - Leura
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Coming soon… There are many more places I would recommend to eat in the Blue Mountains, from cheap and cheerful to special-occasion restaurants. I’m getting around to writing full reviews of them all, but in the meantime, you’ll have to be content with this little list: Fine dining restaurants:  Darley’s, Leura: A continuous award-winner in the Greater Sydney fine-dining […]

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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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  This little pizzeria was originally the combined vision of a fine-dining chef and restaurateur duo. Their ship has since sailed, but the essence of what they created remains: premium quality ingredients, unique pizza toppings and friendly service. La Famiglia in Wentworth Falls was once rated by one of my Airbnb guests from Melbourne – who is also in […]

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Leonard the Lyrebird is an award-winning 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.  Leonard the Lyrebird at a glance: Winner: 2019 Whitley Award for Best […]

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Ingar Campground in Wentworth Falls is adjacent to a very large waterhole that attracts both the camping crowd and day-trippers. ** UPDATE: INGAR CAMPGROUND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Check the NSW National Parks website for updated information.  The advantage of this swimming hole is you can drive straight to the pool – no laborious walk in our out – […]

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As the only Asian grocer in the Blue Mountains and with the most delicious Vietnamese lunch offerings, The Laughing Elephant makes the locals very happy. Sydneysiders don’t know how good they’ve got it with Asian grocers stationed on just about every block in some Sydney suburbs. Here in the Blue Mountains we have only one […]

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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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From specialty grocers to big-name supermarkets, here’s where to stock up on food and essentials when visiting the Blue Mountains. Eating at restaurants and cafes in the Blue Mountains is part of the fun of coming here, but – let’s face it – sometimes there’s nothing better than tucking into a home-cooked meal when you’re travelling. […]

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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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