Monthly Archives: April 2015

Heavy rain and flooding will return to NSW this week

Heavy rain and flooding will return to NSW this week – but this time the state’s north will cop a pounding. Gales and more than 350mm rainfall will hit parts of the mid-north coast and northern rivers regions, the weather bureau says. But Sydney and the Hunter, where four people were left dead in last… Read More »


The Ask Roz Blue Mountains photographer of the week is Philip Johnson. Phillip is a Sydney based photographer, he specialises in High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR), with work featured in publications, tourism campaigns, wall murals, calendars, wall art etc. Phillip’s use of colour and tone allows his photos to stand out from the pack.… Read More »

National Pass, one of the state’s best nature walks

NPWS list the National Pass walk at Wentworth Falls as one of the state’s best one day walks. Built into the side of the cliff, the National Pass is a spectacular walking track offering unrivalled views of the many natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Your journey begins at Conservation Hut… Read More »

Mastering one of the greatest rock climbing challenges

German Alex Megos made the first successful ascent of Australia’s newest grade 35 rock climbing route on April 9 – and Leura resident and climbing photographer Simon Carter was abseiling nearby to capture every gruelling moment. The route, which Megos named Schweinebaumeln (Dangle Pigs), is located at Elphinstone (along the cliffs south-west of Pulpit Hill… Read More »

Leura Harvest Festival 3rd May

As the latest event on the Leura Village Association’s annual calendar, the Leura Harvest Festival is dedicated to showcasing the outstanding produce, fine fare and innovative sustainability initiatives taking place in the Blue Mountains and wider region. This community event features an inspired mix of market stalls set among the cherry trees on Leura Mall,… Read More »

Comic Superheros Fly in to Katoomba Library

Get in touch with your inner-superhero and visit Katoomba Library to celebrate Free Comic Book Day this Saturday 2 May between 10.00am to 1.30pm. Free comics will be available and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. There are plenty of comic book characters to choose from this popular art form and everybody has a… Read More »

ALTURAS ‘sin palabras’ Album Launch. Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Alturas are a quintet specialising in the performance of contemporary tango music with distinct jazz influences. Inspired by the music of Argentina, ‘Alturas’ combines influences from classical, latin and tango to create a unique blend of haunting melodies with jazz-inspired solos. ‘Alturas’ have been performing as a group since 2009. The group started as a… Read More »

Shanghai chic at Hydro Majestic Hotel, Blue Mountains

By Ellen Hill for Escarpment Group Shanghai chic has returned to the Hydro Majestic Hotel, after the recent opening of the Salon du Thé tearoom and bar. Decorated in rich Oriental reds, far eastern murals and luxurious furnishings, guests can rediscover the understated decadence of the Empire with a refined Asian-inspired menu and a range… Read More »