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Yerranderie Ghost Town

At this early mining settlement you can explore the Yerranderie ghost town that’s been lovingly preserved, with many relics remaining. It’s also a great area to go 4WD touring. Yerranderie Private Town is now owned by the NPWS and it’s well worth a visit. It’s a 2:30min (76km) drive from Oberon so it’s really best suited… Read More »

Historic Katoomba Railway Station and Goods Shed dating back to 1881.

In 1881 a new timber platform and station were built in Katoomba, to the west of the level-crossing. The goods yard between the station and Bathurst Road, then the Great Western Highway, was developed in 1883-4, with a goods shed, dock, siding and crane (which is still on the site, although not in its original position).… Read More »

GET the most out of your visit to Scenic World Blue Mountains.

Now the new Cablecar is up and going, and it’s Spring, it’s a great time to visit Scenic World Blue Mountains. However, it needs to be a planned visit so you get the most enjoyment from it because it’s not a cheap day for the family. Here are our tips. 1. Arrive as early as… Read More »

Katoomba Solstice Celebration ~ Saturday, 23 June

Join everyone at the Katoomba Solstice Celebration on Saturday, 23 June 2018. The FREE multi-venue family-friendly celebration is on in the Katoomba CBD from 11am to 5pm. Up to 50 local musicians will entertain from 12 locations, including two stages and pop-up performance spaces. There’ll also be kid’s activities including henna art, face painting and… Read More »

Planning for the return of the Winter Magic Festival in 2019

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) is set to work with the Winter Magic Festival Committee, after Blue Mountains City Council outlaid $80,000 to ensure the future of the event. The funding will be spent to help: Determine parameters for future Winter Magic Festival events; Establish a new sustainable management structure for the committee; and Engage… Read More »

Katoomba, Blue Mountains Is the Bushwalking Capital of Australia

If you’re short on time or don’t have your own transportation, but want to get away from it all, then go to Katoomba. Katoomba is certainly no secret to residents of Sydney. When Sydney locals feel the need to escape from the summer heat or the traffic and pollution of the city, they hop on… Read More »

Go Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains

Only two hours west of the bustling metropolitan city that is Sydney lies an oasis of nature known as the Blue Mountains. Listening to a kookaburra above you in a sprawling, ancient blue gum tree, taking in views from treacherous cliffs and ravines that could put the Grand Canyon to shame, this World Heritage-listed site… Read More »

Leura in the Blue Mountains is the Perfect Spot for a Weekend Getaway

99km from Sydney is the popular town of Leura in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. If you’re trying to find a lovely town surrounded by even lovelier scenery, then Leura is where you want to go. The beauty of the town has led to it occasionally being referred to as… Read More »

Photographing the night sky and avoiding Light Pollution

If you have never seen a clear, starry sky from a place devoid of light pollution then you don’t know what you’re missing. With the naked eye alone from a dark location, you’ll see thousands of stars, meteors, the zodiacal light, airglow, satellites, the milky way, nebulas, and occasionally auroras and comets. Light pollution is… Read More »