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Bushfire recovery in the Blue Mountains

Open Banksia sarata seed-pod

A short walk along Narrow Neck Plateau in the Blue Mountains The first weekend of June marked about 5 months since bushfire devastated some parts of the Blue Mountains . Two areas near Katoomba devastated by the fires are the Ruined Castle in the Jamison Valley and parts of the Narrow Neck Plateau. With the …

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Top Lunch Spots in the Blue Mountains

From Picnic Takeaway to Fine Dining, the Blue Mountains Offer Something for Everyone The thing about daytrips is that sooner or later you start thinking about lunch. The villages of the Blue Mountains offer an abundance of options – some excellent, some a bit ordinary. As tour guides, we’ve spent years looking for good lunch …

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Five Historical Sites in Sydney You (Probably) Haven’t Visited

An Aboriginal Carving of a Fish on Sandstone

Aboriginal Rock Carvings, Balgowlah The Eora people were the traditional custodians of the land that now makes up central Sydney on both sides of the harbour. Evidence of their culture – one that thrived here for some 45,000 before the arrival of the First Fleet of convicts in 1788 – can be found in rock …

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Five Great Blue Mountains No-Walk or Limited-Walking Lookouts

The Blue Mountains west of Sydney are, rightly, a very popular tourist destination. And while the mountains are criss-crossed with walking trails, not everyone is up for a long walk, and, of course, some have limited mobility. Fortunately, the Blue Mountains offer several excellent lookouts requiring almost no walking or very limited walking. The driver-guides …

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Spring in the Blue Mountains

September to November is Spring in Australia. One of the best time in the Blue Mountains can be early spring.   September and early October is the perfect time to cast off the mood of hibernation and get back into the great outdoors.  Leura looks great in early September with pink cheery blossoms that line …

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