Summer flowers at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

The Carrington Hotel is one of the Blue Mountains premier hotels and tourist attractions. Opened in 1883 as The Great Western, this Grand Old Lady soon became a popular mountain retreat for international visitors, the elite of Sydney, and those eager to see the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains. Renamed ‘The Carrington’ in 1886,… Read More »

The best spots in Leura to photograph sunrise

There is no denying Leura is one of the prettiest villages you’ll find so just when you thought you’d seen its best, check out the best Leura sunrise locations. All the photos on this page were taken using hand held iPhones. Just as some of the best colours at sunset occur “after” the sun has dropped over the horizon, the… Read More »

Majestic dance record takeback ~ Registrations are now open

Registrations are now open for time-travel dance lovers to put their most elegant foot forward to help reclaim a retro dance world record on Saturday, February 25, with the sass and chutzpah only the original Blue Mountains party palace exudes. An annual highlight of Roaring 20s Festival events at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow… Read More »

Katoomba Cascades and Katoomba Falls

The Katoomba Falls is a segmented waterfall# that is located close to Echo Point near Katoomba on the Kedumba River, descending into the Jamison Valley, located within the Blue Mountains National Park in the Blue Mountains. At the top are the Katoomba Cascades. These are easily accessible via stairs from Katoomba Falls Reserve or from the walk… Read More »

Drone footage across the greater Blue Mountains’ region

As Drones become more affordable, more people are getting out and about using them. With their use goes a legal responsibility. Shortly, thanks to NPWS and BMCC we’ll have a definitive guide to their use in the Blue Mountains region. In the meantime, enjoy these 4 great views of the Blue Mountains region. David Noble, drone… Read More »

Leura Mall ~ Check out the beautiful summer colours

Putting shopping and cafes aside, Leura Mall offers a wonderful visitor’s experience, especially in Spring and Autumn. Ask Roz encourages everyone to “stop and smell the roses” and take a stroll through the shopping precinct of Leura Mall and check out the beautiful summer colours. All these photos were taken on Saturday 7th January 2017… Read More »

Orphan Rock, Katoomba

DO NOT attempt to climb Orphan Rock, the track is closed and EXTREMELY unsafe. Orphan Rock is that amazing rock formation near Scenic World. In 1878 John Britty North developed his coal mine below the cliffs at Orphan Rock and Katoomba was soon recognized as an important mining town. Around this same time Sydney society were… Read More »

FEATURED LOOKOUT ~ Elysian Rock ~ One of the best

>> Instant Article >> Elysian Rock lookout is one of the BEST lookouts in the Blue Mountains. It is actually 2 lookouts joined by the Buttenshaw Bridge. It offers outstanding views all day, especially at sunrise. Ask Roz web link ELYSIAN ROCK MEANING The adjective “elysian” describes a blissful state, like the one most people hope to enjoy. The… Read More »

Horseshoe Falls, one of the Mountains hidden spots

Horseshoe Falls, Hazelbrook is a great walk that’s take you about a comfortable 90min return.   The track is a bit second hand and tricky in patches, but well worth the effort. The photos on this page were taken soon after heavy rain. The falls are normally gentle. Time the walk for a great picnic lunch.… Read More »