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What’s on in the Greater Blue Mountains’ region

USE your free Ask Roz Blue Mountains app, to find great things to see and do in the greater Blue Mountains region. Below are some links you may find useful on a daily basis. See what’s on, check the weather, read all local newspapers and listen to RMB 96.1.  Use this page as your personal compendium.… Read More »

Scenic Skyway, Katoomba – HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

With the removal of the 2nd Scenic Skyway, Katoomba on Monday 9th October 2017, we thought it would be a great time to look back at Skyway No.1. Skyway No.1 was installed in 1958 at a cost of £20,000. According to the Reserve Bank that would be the equivalent of over $600,000 today. You have to… Read More »

Daffodils at Rydal 2017

The Daffodils at Rydal celebrates the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal 2017 will take place over the two weekends of 9/10 September and 16/17 September. $10 entry takes you to all the gardens. www..rydal.com.au Enjoy the heritage village of Rydal while… Read More »

Superb Lyrebird

Ask Ros Blue Mountains The superb lyrebird has a spectacular tail of fanned feathers, when spread out in display, looks like a lyre, which is a musical instrument of ancient Greece. The male superb lyrebird is 80-100 cm long, including his 55-cm-long tail. He is dark brown on the upper part of his body and… Read More »

Ask Roz eMag allows you to create your own digital magazine

In an Australian first, you can now create your own “personal” digital magazine ….. Ask Roz eMag. Instead of putting up with the content that magazine publishers want you to see, wouldn’t it be great to be able to create your own bespoke digital magazine, where the content would only be things of interest to you. “No… Read More »

Historic Eurama Castle Estate, Faulconbridge

This property has also been known as: Weemala; Numantia; Metchley; Weston; Alphington There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS to this property. The following is information from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage:- ‘Eurama’ has qualities which mark it out as something quite exceptional among all the country retreats. Whereas each of the others represents the individual… Read More »

Queen Victoria Sanitorium and Hospital

UNSAFE DO NOT ENTER This is the original site of the Queen Victoria Sanitorium and Hospital and is 372.00ha (919.23 acres). Ask Roz link   The original house on the property was built for Kelso King (1853-1943), knighted in 1929, a prominent Sydney businessman, with fingers in many corporate pies, such as insurance, banking, pastoralism,… Read More »

Eringarth Historic House, Springwood

Eringarth is an historic house located at 1-10 Railway Parade, Springwood, 2777. Today, it’s a private residence and home to “Bunda Antiques Gallery“. The estate is an outstanding example of a wealthy Sydney businessman’s country retreat and philanthropic bequest to the Catholic church. Eringarth is a rare example of a Victorian Tudor style house in the… Read More »

Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent, Katoomba

The school was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1901 in Main Street Katoomba. In 1910 Mt St Marys moved to a much larger and purpose built building at the Eastern Gateway to Katoomba.From 1910 until 1966 Mt St Mary’s was a strictly all girl boarding and day school. The front entrance to the… Read More »